The trailer for Mamoru Hosoda’s next film has been released.
In a story that takes place over thirteen years the theme of love between parents and children is explored. It starts when a college student named Hana falls in love with a “wolf man” named Ō kami. The two marry and have children – Yuki (snow) the older sister and Ame (rain) the younger brother. The four live quietly in a city concealing the true existence of their relationship until Ō kami dies and Hana decides to move to the country.
The VA’s involved comes from the world of live action movies. Hana is voiced by the actress Aoi Miyazaki who does have experience as a VA for anime after voicing Tula in Origin: Spirits of the Past. Yuki is voiced by Haru Kuroki, Yukito Nishii, who starred in Confessions, voices Ame while Takao Osawa voices Ō kami.
The writer, director and original creator is Mamoru Hosoda who has had hits with The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, and Summer Wars. Aiding him with scripting duties is Satoko Okudera whose career has involved a lot of stunning films like Summer Wars, Miyori’s Forest, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, and The Princess and the Pilot. More talent is present in the form of the legendary character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto.
The movie will go on theatrical release on the 21st of July.