The official web page for the live-action sequel film primarily based totally on Aoi Hiiragi‘s Whisper of the Heart (Mimi o Sumaseba) manga unveiled a model new teaser trailer, two teaser visuals, further strong members, and the new October 14 opening date for the film on Wednesday.
The teaser ends with narration by Youko Honna, the voice of Shizuku Tsukishima in Studio Ghibli‘s anime film.
The live-action film was initially slated to open on September 18, 2020, nonetheless was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The newly launched strong members embrace Runa Yasuhara and Tsubasa Nakagawa as Shizuku and Seiji, respectively, as that they had been in heart faculty.
The film stars Nana Seino (live-action Kyou Kara Ore Wa!!, After the Rain, Nowhere Girl, Tokyo Tribe films, left in image above) as Shizuku Tsukishima, and Tori Matsuzaka (Hello World, Himitsu – Top Secret, .hack//The Movie, Gatchaman, Kyō, Koi o Hajimemasu, Samurai Sentai Shinkenger, correct) as Seiji Amasawa. Yūichirō Hirakawa (live-action The Promised Neverland, ERASED/Boku dake ga Inai Machi, Waiting for Spring, Rookies, JIN duties) is directing the movie, which Sony Pictures Entertainment and Shochiku will distribute.
The new film’s story is prepared 10 years after the distinctive manga’s story. Now 24, Shizuku has given up her dream of being a novelist, nonetheless works exhausting day-after-day to promote books as a children’s information editor at a publishing agency. Meanwhile, Seiji continues to be following his dream abroad, while the distance between him and Shizuku grows ever larger.
The distinctive manga impressed an anime film by Yoshifumi Kondō and Studio Ghibli in 1995. The story follows junior highschool bookworm Shizuku as she has a chance encounter with a mysterious classic retailer, and the boy Seiji Amasawa, the grandson of the retailer’s proprietor. A novice violin maker, Seiji has moreover attracted Shizuku’s consideration as she has noticed for a while that his establish is written on the checkout enjoying playing cards of the books she borrows from the library. Seiji’s passion for violin-making conjures up Shizuku to pursue her dream of writing a novel.
Hiiragi revealed the manga in Shueisha‘s shōjo manga journal Ribon in 1989. Hiiragi revealed a sequel manga titled Mimi o Sumaseba: Shiawase na Jikan in 1995, and a spinoff titled Baron: The Cat Returns in 2002. Viz Media revealed Baron: The Cat Returns in English. That manga impressed Hiroyuki Morita and Studio Ghibli‘s The Cat Returns film in 2002.
Sources: Whisper of the Heart live-action film’s website, Comic Natalie