"Love Live!" series Takahiko Kyogoku serves as director
As reported early this month, Japanese car manufacturer Hino Motors has started streaming a seven-minute original PR anime movie Anohi no Kokoro wo Toraete (Embracing those Emotions Forever) on its official YouTube channel today. It will be also screened at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show 2019 tomorrow.
The anime movie is to express a world that the future mobility "FlatFormer" that Hino Motors aims to develop exists. It is set in a rural town where nature is protected and beautiful scenery is preserved using cutting-edge technologies including "FlatFormer" in the year 20XX. Its story follows two childhood friends, Ruto (Yuma Uchida) and Michi (Maaya Uchida), who have been separated.
The Love Live! anime franchise's Takahiko Kyogoku is attached to direct, alongside original character designer Atsuya Uki (Cencoroll) and anime character designer/animation director Marie Tagashira (City Hunter Shinjuku Private Eyes design works). Sunrise works on anime production.
"Embracing those Emotions Forever" main movie:
Source: Hino Motors