It has been announced that anime and live-action adaptations of Io Sakisaka’s shōjo manga series Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare are in the works.
Io Sakisaka is a Japanese manga author and illustrator known for such works as Strobe Edge (2007-2010) and Blue Spring Ride (2011-2015). Her work has been regarded highly for its delicate and vibrant storytelling. As of April 2019, her bibliography of 11 series have sold over 4.5 million copies in Japan.
Io Sakisaka released a statement commenting on her close involvement with the adaptations: “It has been a very valuable opportunity to me in getting to work alongside the staff to write the script. I explained to the writers my thoughts on the characters and each and every scene as well as parts that have to be included no matter what. I also admired the differences in how live-action and animation convey things differently.”
Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare is a romance story about four characters―two girls and two guys―each of whom have different views of love. The series characters are noted for their distinct personalities, and the story as a whole has been praised as a well-written human drama that uses love and friendship to tackle growing up and facing oneself and others.
The anime adaptation will be animated by A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online series) who will breathe life into Sakisaka’s world and present the youth and growth of her characters.
The cast is as follows:
- Akari Yamamoto (Minami Hamabe)
- Yuna Ichihara (Riko Fukumoto)
- Rio Yamamoto (Takumi Kitamura)
- Kazuomi Inui (Eiji Akaso)
The anime will be released in May 2020 and the film in August 2020.
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Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare
Film Adaptation: August 2020
Anime Adaptation: May 2020