‘Love Me, Love Me Not’ Anime Film Posts BUMP OF CHICKEN’s Animated Music Video

The official website for the anime film of Io Sakisaka‘s Love Me, Love Me Not (Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare) manga posted a music video for the film’s theme song “Gravity” by BUMP OF CHICKEN. The video features footage of the film set to the full version of the song.

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The film will open in Japan on Friday. The film was previously slated for May 29, but TOHO and the film’s production committee delayed the film’s opening due to the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The live-action film opened in Japan on August 14. The film opened at #6 and earned 205,238,250 yen (about US$1.93 million) in its opening weekend.

The anime stars:

  • Marika Suzuki (debut theatrical anime role) as Yuna Ichihara
  • Megumi Han as Akari Yamamoto
  • Sōma Saitō as Kazuomi Inui
  • Nobunaga Shimazaki as Rio Yamamoto

Kikuko Inoue and Hideyuki Tanaka play Akari’s parents, while Aya Hisakawa and Kazuhiko Inoue play Yuna’s parents. Shun Horie and Ayane Sakura also join the cast as Akari and Yuna’s classmates.

The four main cast members of the live-action version will also have cameo roles in the film.

Toshimasa Kuroyanagi (The Great PassageSay, “I Love You”.Shōnen Hollywood – Holly Stage for 49) is directing the film at A-1 PicturesErika Yoshida (TricksterNamu Amida Butsu! -Rendai Utena-) is penning the script. Yuu Yamashita (Bunny Drop) is designing the characters. Yuuji Nomi (Whisper of the HeartSay, “I Love You”.) is composing the music.

The live-action film version stars Minami Hamabe as Akari Yamamoto, Takumi Kitamura as Rio Yamamoto, Riko Fukumoto as Yuna Ichihara, and Eiji Akaso as Kazuomi Inui. Takahiro Miki directed the film, and Miki and Yōko Yonaiyama wrote the script.

Sakisaka (Strobe EdgeBlue Spring Ride) launched the manga in Shueisha‘s Bessatsu Margaret in June 2015, and ended it in May 2019. Shueisha published the manga’s 12th and final compiled book volume in June 2019.

Sources: Love Me, Love Me Not anime film’s websiteComic Natalie

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