If you’ve been waiting for more info on the first-ever Funimation co-production film, Sing a Bit of Harmony, then this news is for you!
We’re excited to reveal the latest trailer for the upcoming film, as well as a gorgeous new key visual and additional cast information. We also have the reveal of the film’s story! Get ready to sing your heart out.
First up is the latest trailer for Sing a Bit of Harmony, which gives us a closer look at what to expect in the feature, which is detailed in the official story description below.
When the beautiful and mysterious Shion (Tao Tsuchiya) transfers to Keibu High School, she quickly becomes popular for her open-hearted personality and exceptional athletic talent… but she turns out to be an AI in the testing phase!
Shion’s goal is to bring chronic loner Satomi (Haruka Fukuhara) “happiness.” But her strategy is something no human would expect: she serenades Satomi in the middle of the classroom.
After finding out that Shion is an AI, Satomi and her childhood friend, engineering geek Toma (Asuka Kudo), steadily warm up to the new student. Along with the popular and attractive Gotchan (Kazuyuki Okitsu), the strong-willed Aya (Mikako Komatsu), and judo club member “Thunder” (Satoshi Hino), they become more and more moved by Shion’s singing voice and earnestness even as her antics bewilder them. But what Shion does for Satomi’s sake ends up involving them all in some serious pandemonium…
Get ready for the heartwarming story of a not quite market-ready AI and her classmates!
Then we have the main key visual for the film, featuring the film’s characters set against a stunning, color-splashed backdrop. Just look at it!
And, of course, we have a handful of new cast additions joining the film, including Sayaka Oohara (Mitsuko), Kenji Hamada (Nomiyama), Kenjiro Tsuda (Saijyo), Kazlaser and Miyu Sakihi!
Sing a Bit of Harmony is written and directed at studio J.C.STAFF by Yasuhiro Yoshiura, who took home the “Excellence Award” at the Japan Media Arts Film Festival’s animation division for his work on Patema Inverted: Beginning of the Day, and the “Best Anime Award” at the Tokyo International Anime Fair’s OVA division for Time of Eve.
The film’s crew also includes Ichirou Ohkouchi (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Lupin the Third Part 5) as co-screenwriter, Kanna Kii (The Stranger by the Shore) as original character designer, with J.C.STAFF (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.) for animation production, and Hidekazu Shimamura (Trigun: Badlands Rumble, Code Geass: Akito the Exiled) as animation director.
We cannot WAIT to watch Sing a Bit of Harmony with you when it hits theaters. Please stay tuned for release information. Until then, you can also check out the teaser visual for the film, complete with the English logo!
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