The Anthem of the Heart
In 2013, the Anohana Movie managed to touch the hearts of millions in theaters all across Japan. Its heartwarming story of the unbreakable bond between friends was one that transcended the anime fan community. Topping the Japanese box office charts for weeks, the Anohana Movie was an instant smash hit and the second highest grossing original TV animation film in Japanese film history. With the recently announced live-action drama series adaptation in the works, people all over Japan are still experiencing the “Anohana Phenomenon.” This Fall, the genius creative staff behind the Anohana Movie are back! Director Tatsuyuki Nagai, Scriptwriter Mari Okada and Character Designer Masayoshi Tanaka are bringing fans an all-new ode to youth set in the beautiful city of Chichibu in Saitama Prefecture. This totally original animated film is called The Anthem of the Heart.