The official website for the anime film of Sakisaka Io‘s Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare (Love Me, Love Me Not) manga announced that the anime will release in Japan on September 18. 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) in Japan.
- Suzuki Marika (debut theatrical anime role) as Yuna Ichihara
- Han Megumi as Akari Yamamoto
- Saitō Sōma as Kazuomi Inui
- Shimazaki Nobunaga 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.
Original: Sakisaka Io “Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare” (Shueisha Margaret Comics)
Director: Kuroyanagi Toshimasa (The Great Passage, Say “I love you.”, Shōnen Hollywood – Holly Stage for 49)
Screenplay: Yoshida Erika (Trickster, Namu Amida Butsu! -Rendai Utena-)
Character Design: Yamashita Yu (Bunny Drop)
Music Composer: Nomi Yuuji (Whisper of the Heart, Say “I love you.”)
Animation Production: A-1 Pictures
A separate live-action film adaptation will also release on August 14.
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 is directing the film, and Miki and Yōko Yonaiyama are writing the script.
Sakisaka (Strobe Edge, Blue 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.