Studio Colorido’s ‘Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu’ New Visual Revealed & Additional Cast Announced

10.March.2020 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

Studio Colorido’s second original anime feature film Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu is set to release in Japan on June 5, 2020. The studio’s first feature film Penguin Highway released in August 2018 to critical acclaim (August 2018 release) and went on to win the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year as well as the Axis: The Satoshi Kon Award for Excellence in Animation award at Fantasia International Film Festival for the best-animated feature.

The above-pictured new visual was released, showcasing Muge looking happily at Hinode playing with a catーa bittersweet scene. A new promo trailer revealing Kōichi Yamadera and Hiroaki Ogi (of comedy duo OgiYahagi) as members of the voice cast. Japanese rock duo Yorushika will also perform the film’s main theme Hana ni Bourei which features in the promo trailer. The songーwhich is centred on the story of the filmーwith its melody and vocals, is sure to pierce the hearts of all that hear it when they watch the movie.

Left: Kōichi Yamadera / Right: Hiroaki Ogi

Kōichi Yamadera, a veteran in the voice acting industry, will play the part of a cat store owner who plays a key part in the film’s story, and who guides the protagonist Muge into the world of cats. Hiroaki Ogi will voice the teacher at Muge and Hinode’s school.

 

Speaking about his role as the shop owner, Kōichi Yamadera said: “This is a wonderful film where the two main characters’ wavering emotions, their everyday lives, and the profoundly mysterious world of the cats is touched on with careful consideration. I want people of generations to watch it, and of course those in their teens, who are sure to be sensitive and be full of worries.”

 

Hiroaki Ogi, who voices the teacher, also said: “This is a film you can properly watch with your folks. It’s one that both kids and adults alike can enjoy, so I want everyone to see it. I love stories that have family love in them, so I want to watch this with my folks too. Oh, and I hope people think I play a good teacher <laughs>. One that makes people say, I want a teacher like him too! <laughs>. This is a movie, so it might be long for some people, but please refrain from looking at your phones when you watch it at the cinema.”

Yorushika, who perform the film’s main theme Hana ni Bourei, said: “I watch a lot of movies; I have done for a long time. Whenever I have some free time, I’ll watch one, whether it be Japanese or from the West. There’s something priceless about how you’re moved when the music and the film harmonise. I’m especially drawn to films where the characteristics of the film and the characteristics of the music come together.”

 

They continue: “The words said to us by the director during our first meeting was, ‘You’re free to make the music you want.’ We’re a band that fundamentally releases music based around a concept. When we had that conversation, we were actually in the middle of writing a new concept album. I was overjoyed at those words. We basically treated it as a request to write a song that’s not within the framework, but outside of it; one that flows freely.”

 

Yorushika wraps up their comment saying: “The main theme song we’ve created is quintessentially Yorushika. We hope that it shines when it collides with the creativity of the film and beautifully preserves the harmony of this independent second film. We’re looking forward to seeing it at the cinema.”

 

© 2020 “Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu” Production Committee

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    Studio Colorido’s second original anime feature film Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu is set to release in Japan on June 5, 2020. The studio’s first feature film Penguin Highway released in August 2018 to critical acclaim (August 2018 release) and went on to win the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year as well as the Axis: The Satoshi Kon Award for Excellence in Animation award at Fantasia International Film Festival for the best-animated feature.

    Mirai Shida is voicing Miyo Sasaki, a 2nd year middle schooler who’s head over heels for Kento Hinode, who’s voiced by Natsuki Hanae. Several new cast members have been announced who will voice characters that play important roles in relation to the protagonists, like family and classmates. The additional voice cast includes Minako Kotobuki, Kensho Ono, Susumu Chiba, Ayako Kawasumi, Sayaka Ohara, and Daisuke Namikawa.

    Yoriko Fukase (voiced by Minako Kotobuki) is a close friend of Muge. Masamichi Isami (Kensho Ono) is a friend of Hinode, and a good one at that in being there for Hinode who experiences the many worries we all face in our youth.

     

    Yoji Sasaki (Susumu Chiba) is Muge’s father, and Kaoru Mizutani (Ayako Kawasumi) is her father’s lover who has no blood relation to Muge. Miki Saito (Sayaka Ohara) is Muge’s real mother.

     

    Tomoya Sakaguchi (Daisuke Namikawa) is a young guy who’s employed at the pottery workshop run by Hinode’s family. Like Hinode, Tomoya also likes the cat Taro who enters the workshop.

     

    The story of Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu followws Miyo Sasaki, a 2nd year middle schooler a little different from the rest, and whose classmates called her “Muge” which is short for Mugendai Nazo Ningen in Japanese which roughly translates to “Infinitely Puzzling Human.” She’s head-over-heels for her classmates Kento Hinode, who she boldly tries to attack every day, but he pays her no attention. But she’s not discouraged and continues to approach him. She also has a big secret she can’t tell anyone about. The reason for Muge not giving up on her situation with Hinode is thanks to a mysterious mask she received from a cat shop owner which allows the wearer to turn into a cat. Muge uses this power to turn into a cat every day to visit Hinode’s house.

     

    ©2020 “Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu” Production Committee

  • New Visuals Released For Upcoming Anime Film ‘Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu’

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    Studio Colorido’s second original anime feature film Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu is set to release in Japan on June 5, 2020. The studio’s first feature film Penguin Highway released in August 2018 to critical acclaim (August 2018 release) and went on to win the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year as well as the Axis: The Satoshi Kon Award for Excellence in Animation award at Fantasia International Film Festival for the best-animated feature.

     

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    Miyo Sasaki (voiced by Mirai Shida) is a 2nd year middle schooler a little different from the rest, and whose classmates called her “Muge” which is short for Mugendai Nazo Ningen in Japanese which roughly translates to “Infinitely Puzzling Human.” She’s head-over-heels for her classmates Kento Hinode, who she boldly tries to attack every day, but he pays her no attention. But she’s not discouraged and continues to approach him. She also has a big secret she can’t tell anyone about.

    The reason for Muge not giving up on her situation with Hinode is thanks to a mysterious mask she received from a cat shop owner which allows the wearer to turn into a cat. Muge uses this power to turn into a cat every day to visit Hinode’s house.

    The new shots revealed from the film give some insight into Muge’s lifeーwith her friends, and in cat form visiting Hinode. Hinode is of course oblivious to the true identity of the cat, even going as far to give her a name: Taro.

    Muge has a split relationship with Hinode: as a human she is unable to get close to him, but as a cat she is free to hang out with him as much as she likes. But the line between being herself and being a cat may begin to blur as she spends more time in her furry form.

     

    Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu will be released on June 5, 2020. Stay tuned for any news or updates.

     

    ©2020 “Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu” Production Committee

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