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Tatsuyuki Nagai, Anthem Of The Heart, 2015

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme: Anthem Of The Heart

7 Feb 2016

心が叫びたがってるんだ。(Kokoro ga sakebitagatterunda)

Jun Naruse is a young girl who believes that her words have caused unmeasurable trouble. Carrying this guilt with her, she is one day visited by a mysterious ‘Egg Fairy’ who casts a spell on her preventing her from speaking, making her bottle up all her emotions. Now older and a high-school student, Jun is asked to join a group of students to take part in a musical – a group which turns out to be an unexpected mix of students all suffering from emotional trauma just like Jun. Through discovering about the importance of friendship and how music can create bonds between people, will Jun be able to find her voice again?

A charming story from the creators of the smash hit movie Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day. The creative team of director Tatsuyuki Nagai, scriptwriter Mari Okada and character designer Masayoshi Tanaka return with a completely original animated film which was a huge hit upon its domestic theatrical release in late 2015, touching many hearts across Japan.

Anthem Of The Heart, dir. Tatsuyuki Nagai, Japan 2015, 119 mins, Japanese with English subtitles

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