Aniplex today announced the two leading voice cast for the upcoming anime film adaptation of Yoru Sumino’s love story novel Kimi no Suozu wo Tabetai (I Want to Eat Your Pancreas), 21-year-old Mahiro Takasugi as the protagonist “Boku,” and 25-year-old Lynn as the main heroine Sakura Yamauchi, along with its main staff and September 1 of 2018 release in Japan.
Takasugi is best known as his performance as Mitsuzane Kureshima/Kamen Rider Ryugen in the 15th Heiesi Kamen Rider series Kamen Rider Gaim (2013-2014) and this is his first anime voice acting work.
Lynn made her anime voice actress debut in 2012 as a student at the Academy in the TV anime Naruto
Shippuden, and has voiced Maya Kyodo in Sabagebu! (2014), Lisesharte Atismata in Undefeated Bahamut
Chronicle (2016), and Himari Takanashi in Interviews with Monster Girls (2017).
Shinichiro Ushijima, who recently worked as assistant director for the TV anime One-Punch Man,
makes his directorial debut on his own screenplay. Yuichi Oka, best known for his character design
works for the To Love-Ru anime series, serves as character designer/chief animation director. Studio
VOLN (Ushio and Tora, Idol Incidents) works on anime production.
Aniplex has posted two teaser trailers for the film on its official Japanese YouTube channel, but they
are both region-locked to the US and currently no legitimate videos are available to the US.
Meanwhile, Seven Seas Entertainment announced on March 15 that it has licensed the novel and
its two-volume manga adaptation illustrated by Izumi Kirihara, both in print and digital. The single
volume novel is set to be released in North America on November 20, 2018, then the manga in a
single omnibus edition will follow January 22, 2019.
Seven Seas Entertainment introduces the story as below:
In this deeply moving first-person story, a high school boy finds the diary of his classmate—and discovers
that she’s dying. Yamauchi Sakura has been silently suffering from a pancreatic disease in school, and
now exactly one person outside her family knows. He swears to her that he won’t tell anyone what he
learned, and the shared secret brings them closer together. The two have very little in common, but
they find themselves drawn to each other in Sakura’s final months to live.
Japanese edition novel/manga 1st volume
Source: Aniplex press release, Seven Seas Entertainment
© Yoru Sumino/Futabasha © Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai Anime Film Partners