Aniplex of America to Screen THE ANTHEM OF THE HEART –BEAUTIFUL WORD BEAUTIFUL WORLD- Across North American Theaters
All New Feature by the ANOHANA Creators to Hit Select Box Offices This Fall
Source: AniplexUSA press release
Official Site: kokosake.jp (Japan), AnthemoftheHeart.com (US)
Special Thanks to Joanna Metoki
Aniplex of America Inc. have announced their plans to screen the theatrical feature, THE ANTHEM OF THE HEART –BEAUTIFUL WORD BEAUTIFUL WORLD- (心が叫びたがってるんだ。, Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda), in North American theaters starting November 1st. Tickets are now on sale today on the official U.S. homepage for theaters located in the U.S. and Canada. Aniplex of America has also confirmed that participating theaters will distribute an exclusive giveaway item, the “Cast Message Board,” from Japan to patrons while supplies last. THE ANTHEM OF THE HEART –BEAUTIFUL WORD BEAUTIFUL WORLD-, will be distributed by ELEVEN ARTS and will be featured in the original Japanese audio with English subtitles.
THE ANTHEM OF THE HEART –BEAUTIFUL WORD BEAUTIFUL WORLD- is an all new original theatrical feature created by the same staff that brought the heartwarming hit TV series, ANOHANA: THE FLOWER WE SAW THAT DAY and also the theatrical adaptation with the same title released in 2013. As with ANOHANA, the story of THE ANTHEM OF THE HEART –BEAUTIFUL WORD BEAUTIFUL WORLD- touches upon the value of human connections and the influences of friendships set against the picturesque sceneries of Chichibu City of Saitama prefecture in Japan. Directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai (ANOHANA -THE FLOWER WE SAW THAT DAY THE MOVIE-, HONEY AND CLOVER II, TORADORA!), written by Mari Okada (BLAST OF TEMPEST, ANOHANA -THE FLOWER WE SAW THAT DAY THE MOVIE-), and characters designed by Masayoshi Tanaka (ANOHANA -THE FLOWER WE SAW THAT DAY THE MOVIE-, TORADORA!), THE ANTHEM OF THE HEART –BEAUTIFUL WORD BEAUTIFUL WORLD- is an ode to youth told alongside beautiful musical pieces.
About THE ANTHEM OF THE HEART –BEAUTIFUL WORD BEAUTIFUL WORLD-
Jun Naruse is a girl who carries the guilt of breaking up her family with the words she carelessly uttered when she was young…
Suddenly, a mysterious “Egg Fairy” appears in front of Jun and casts a curse on her so that she can never hurt anybody with her words. Jun’s ability to speak is sealed away: every time she tries, she feels a pain in her stomach. Traumatized by this experience, Jun hides her feelings deep inside of her heart, turning to e-mail messages on her mobile phone as her sole means of communication.
Jun is now a second year high school student. One day, her homeroom teacher appoints Jun and three other students as members of the Community Outreach Committee. As it turns out, the appointed group is a rather unexpected mix of students. Other than Jun, the members of the Committee are Takumi Sakagami, the burn-out who never speaks his true intentions; Daiki Tasaki, the former baseball team ace who failed his run at the Championship due to an injury; and Natsuki Nito, the cheerleader and honor student who has some concerns about her love life. They all suffer from emotional trauma just like Jun.
Jun Naruse: Inori Minase
Takumi Sakagami: Koki Uchiyama
Natsuki Nito: Sora Amamiya
Daiki Tasaki: Yoshimasa Hosoya
Director: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Screenplay: Mari Okada
Character Design: Masayoshi Tanaka
Music: Mito (Clammbon)
Scenario: Shinobu Yoshioka
Art Director: Takashi Nakamura
Prop Design: Mariko Oka
Color Setting: Kazuko Nakajima
Director of Photography/CG: Hiroyuki Moriyama
Editing: Shigeru Nishiyama
Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
Planning/Production: Hiroyuki Shimizu, Mikihiro Iwata
Producer: Shunsuke Saito
Animation Producer: Narumi Kabe
Production: A-1 Pictures
Produced by: The Anthem of the Heart Committee
About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite DVD and Blu-Ray releases such as SWORD ART ONLINE, KILL LA KILL, BAKEMONOGATARI, DURARARA!!, FATE/ZERO, PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA, THE GARDEN OF SINNERS, BLUE EXORCIST, ANOHANA: THE MOVIE, NISEKOI, OREIMO 2, MAGI: THE KINGDOM OF MAGIC, EXPELLED FROM PARADISE, VALVRAVE: THE LIBERATOR and WORLD CONQUEST ZVEZDA PLOT. The company’s ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles SWORD ART ONLINE II, ALDNOAH.ZERO, PERSONA4 THE GOLDEN ANIMATION, The irregular at magic high school, YOUR LIE IN APRIL, FATE/STAY NIGHT: UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS, CHARLOTTE, CLASSROOM CRISIS, DURARARA!!×2, WAGNARIA!! 3 and GOD EATER.
About Eleven Arts
ELEVEN ARTS is the Los Angeles based film distribution company that has brought many acclaimed Japanese films, live-action and animation, to North American audiences. ELEVEN ARTS’s major live-action titles include Japan Academy Awards winner MEMORIES OF TOMORROW (starring Ken Watanabe) and Oscar nominated director (with THE TWILIGHT SAMURAI in 2004) Yoji Yamada’s samurai film LOVE AND HONOR. ELEVEN ARTS is also a respected distributor of popular animation titles such as the EVANGELION franchise, FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: THE SACRED STAR OF MILOS, PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA THE MOVIE PART 1: BEGINNINGS/ PART 2: ETERNAL/ PART 3: REBELLION, BLUE EXORCIST: THE MOVIE, EXPELLED FROM PARADISE, THE LAST: NARUTO THE MOVIE and upcoming BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE.