The manga author Kei Toume: "It fells like my manga is expanded."
An advance screening event for the first two episodes of the forthcoming TV anime adaptation of Kei Toume's Yesterday wo Utatte (Sing "Yesterday" for Me) manga was held at the Tollywood theater in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo, on February 15, 2020. Shimokitazawa is one of the main locations in the story.
Nerima Animation Site has posted the messages to the fans from the director Yoshiyuki Fujiwara (NEW GAME!) and the voice cast of the protagonist Rikuo Uozumi, Chikahiro Kobayashi (Saichi Sugimoto in Golden Kamuy), delivered after the event.
From Yoshiyuki Fujiwara:
"In the production, we tried to create an anime that would make Toume-sensei think it was interesting. Then he said to me, 'It feels like my manga is expanded.' At today's screening, I also received the strongest applause from the fans of the manga, and I thought again, 'I'm glad that we produced it.' As for the quality, we are making a very solid thing until the final episode, so I hope you will enjoy watching it."
From Chikahiro Kobayashi:
"It was good to play Rikuo. And Hanae-kun, Hanazawa-san, and Yume-chan, I think the atmosphere could not have made without these people. It was the moment that I felt that I wanted to do something like this series again."
The drama series animated by Doga Kobo is set to premiere for a 12-episode run on TV Asahi's newly-launched midnight programming block "NUMAnimation" on April 4, 2020.
- Director/Series composition/Screenplay writer: Yoshiyuki Fujiwara (NEW GAME!!)
- Sub director: Ryota Ito
- Screenplay: Jin Tanaka (Go! Princess PreCure, KiraKira PreCure Ala Mode)
- Character design/Chief animation director: Junichiro Taniguchi (Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story)
- Chief animation director: Maho Yoshikawa (Assassins Pride)
- Music director: Masaki Tsuchiya
- Art director: Tetsuya Usami
- Color design: Kei Ishiguro
- Director of photography: Takafumi Kuwano
- Editing: Daisuke Hiraki
- Background arts: Studio Easter
- Anime production: Doga Kobo
- Production: DMM.futureworks
Main voice cast:
- Rikuo Uozumi: Chikahiro Kobayashi
- Haru Nonaka: Yume Miyamoto
- Shinako Morinome: Kana Hanazawa
- Ro Hayakawa: Natsuki Hanae
- Kinoshita: Tatsuhisa Suzuki
- Kyoko Sayama: Maaya Sakamoto
- Takanori Fukuda: Takuma Terashima
- Kozue Fukuda: Aya Suzaki
- Morita: Kaori Nazuka
- Katsumi Takishita: Shun Horie
- Minato: Yuuki Ono
- Chika Yuzuhara: Eri Kitamura
- Kansuke: Ryoko Maekawa
Source: Nerima Animation Site
© Kei Toume/Shueisha, "Sing 'Yesterday' for Me Production Committee