David production-animated film will open in Japan on August 27
The official YouTube channel for the three-member Japanese alternative rock band Hitsujibungaku has posted a music video for their latest song "Mayoiga," the theme song for the forthcoming anime feature film Misaki no Mayoiga (The Abandoned House by the Cape).
The band was formed in 2012 and now belongs to F.C.L.S. (Sony Music Labels). "Mayoiga" is their first anime film theme song. It was already digitally released on July 7 and will be also included in their new EP "you love" to be released on August 25. The music video for the song was directed by Kisshomaru Shimamura, a photographer who has had a relationship with the band. The clip shows shows Moeka Shiozuka (vocal/guitar) running around in the nature and the members playing happily.
Hitsujibungaku "Mayoiga" MV:
EP "you love" jacket:
The anime film adaptation of Sachiko Kashiwaba's fantasy novel Misaki no Mayoiga, directed by Shinya Kawatsura (Non Non Biyori) at david production (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure), is set to be released in Japan on August 27, 2021.
The film is one of the three titles of Fuji TV's "Zutto Ouen. Project 2011+10…" to support each of Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima Prefecture in 2021, the tenth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake. The other two titles are the original TV anime Backflip! aired in Japan in the spring of 2021 and the forthcoming original anime feature film Hula Fulla Dance to be released in December 2021.
Full trailer featuring the theme song:
Yui, a 17-year-old girl who left her home for some reason, and Hiyori, an 8-year-old girl who lost her voice due to the shock of losing her parents in an accident. Having lost their place in the world, they meet a mysterious grandmother, Kiwa-san, and decide to live in a mysterious old house called "Mayoiga" built on a cape overlooking the ocean. The two follow Kiwa-san without any particular reason, but as they get to know Mayoiga, a legendary house that welcomes visitors, and Kiwa-san's warmth, their wounded hearts gradually healed.
Then one day, a gentle yokai called "Fushigitto" visit Kiwa-san. He came to help Kiwa's investigation of a series of strange phenomena happening in the town. Along with the existence of Fushigito, Kiwa-san tells the legend of "Agame," which has been passed down in the area for a long time. "Agame" is said to grow from people's sadness, and "Fushigitto" is an entity that protects people from the shadows.
Yui strongly thinks that she never wants to hurt her new found place and the kind people around her. Will Yui, Hiyori, and Kiwa-san be able to overcome their respective pasts and protect their precious place in the world?
©Sachiko Kashiwaba, KODANSHA/2021"Misaki no Mayoiga" Production Committee