Both anime films premiered in Japan on October 7
With both the To Me, The One Who Loved You and To Every You I've Loved Before anime films having been released over two weeks ago in Japanese theaters, the Toei Movie YouTube channel released a three-minute spoiler-filled combined trailer for both films showcasing their differences in the one common goal both stories share.
Warning: The trailer shows a lot about the story from both films, you have been warned.
Both To Every You I’ve Loved Before and To Me, The One Who Loved You, known in Japan as Boku ga Aishita Subete no Kimi e and Kimi o Aishita Hitori no Boku e respectively, were both written by Yomoji Otono and are set to be released in English from Seven Seas Entertainment. Here's how the publisher describes the novels:
To Every You I’ve Loved Before:
In a world where people regularly travel between slightly different parallel universes, Koyomi Takasaki lives with his mother after his parents’ recent divorce. Awkward and studious, he has trouble making friends at his new school, until his classmate Kazune Takigawa seeks him out. She claims that she’s moved here from another world where she and Takasaki are lovers… But could he be the one who’s actually from a parallel world?
To Me, The One Who Loved You:
In Hidaka Koyomi’s world, travel between slightly different alternate universes is commonplace. After his parents’ recent divorce, Koyomi lives with his father, and falls in love with a girl named Shiori Sato when they meet at his father’s workplace. But their young love seems doomed when their parents get remarried–to each other. Is there some parallel world out there where Koyomi and Shiori can be together as lovers, not step-siblings…and what could be the price if they try to find out?
The To Every You I’ve Loved Before anime film is being directed by Jun Matsumoto at BAKKEN RECORD, while the To Me, The One Who Loved You anime film is directed by Kenichi Kasai at TMS Entertainment. Both films were written by Riko Sakaguchi and were released in Japan on October 7.
Source: Comic Natalie
Daryl Harding is a Senior Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.