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The Anthem of the Heart

NAGAI Tatsuyuki / OKADA Mari / TANAKA Masayoshi

Animated feature film [Japan]

This ensemble youth drama is set in Chichibu City, Saitama Prefecture. NARUSE Jun was cursed by an “egg fairy” that makes her stomach ache whenever she talks. As such, she has become emotionally withdrawn, but this all changes in her second year in high school after she is appointed to the organizing committee of a regional exchange event. A story unfolds depicting the bonds between people that arise from emotional wounds, conflict, and yearning for others.
(1 h. 59 min.)

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Profile

NAGAI Tatsuyuki

Japan

Winner of Art Encouragement Prize for New Artists in the Media Arts category, 2012.

( 2013 )

OKADA Mari

Japan

Born in 1976 in Saitama. Scriptwriter.

( 2015 )

TANAKA Masayoshi

Japan

Born in 1976 in Hiroshima. Character designer.

( 2015 )

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