The anime film of Io Sakisaka's Love Me, Love Me Not officially announced on their website that popular band BUMP OF CHICKEN would be performing the film's theme song, "Gravity". The news dropped this Tuesday on August 2nd. Further on, the website featured the new trailer that previews the much awaited film's theme song by BUMP OF CHICKEN.
Release Date :
While the film was previously scheduled to release on May 29 but TOHO Animations and the film's production committee delayed its release on account of the spread of Covid-19 globally. Now, the film is slated to release on September 18th 2020 in Japan. A separate live-action film adaptation of the manga is set to release on August 14th, 2020.
Anime Film's Production Crew :
Toshimasa Kuroyanagi, whose previous works include The Great Passage, Say "I Love You" and Shonen Hollywood - Holly Stage of 49, is directing the film. The studio in-charge is A-1 Pictures. The script is penned by Erika Yoshida who has previously worked on Trickster, Namu Amida Butsu! -Rendai Utena-. The character design has been constructed by Bunny Drop's Yuu Yamashita. Yuuji Nomi, who worked on Whisper of Heart and Say "I Love You" is composing the music for the film.Cast :
The film stars the following voice actors :
- Marika Suzuki as Yuna Ichibara (debut role)
- Megumi Han as Akari Yamamoto
- Sōma Saitō as Kazuomi Inui
- Nobunaga Shimazaki as Rio Yamamoto
Live Action Production Crew :
Takahiro Miki is directing the film whereas Yōko Yonaiyama spearheads the screenwriting.
The live-action film stars the following actors :
- Riko Fukumoto as Yuna Ichibara
- Minami Hamabe as Akari Yamamoto
- Eiji Akaso as Kazuomi Inui
- Takumi Kitamura as Rio Yamamoto
Starkly different Yuna and Akari are quick to bond. While Yuna is an idealist, Akari is a realist. Their friendship takes a complex turn when the lady-killer Rio and the oblivious Kazuomi enter their lives.
Who is Io Sakisaka?
Io Sakisaka is the mangaka of Love Me, Love Me Not. Her previous notable works include the popular Blue Spring Ride and Strobe Edge. Love Me, Love Me Not was published in Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret in June 2015. The manga was completed in June 2019 and consists of 12 volumes.
Keywords : Love Me, Love Me Not, Strobe Edge, Ao Haru Ride, Io Sakisaka, Bump of Chicken