The upcoming Break of Dawn movie will open on October 21 in Japan, as announced earlier with a trailer and a key visual. Studio Zero-G is animating the movie, under Tomoyuki Kurokawa’s direction. The first full trailer also features the theme song “Itsukashi” by Daichi Miura:
Commenting on the song, Miura said: “The song is linked to the story and I think it’s a sad, warm, and powerful song that evokes childhood memories. This song is a piece of everyone’s memory. I am sure there will be a moment when a piece of your memory will resonate with this song and the film.“
The story is based on Tetsuya Imai’s manga of the same name. Imai is best known for being the author of Alice & Zoroku, a manga that received an anime adaptation by studio J.C.Staff in 2017. Break of Dawn (Bokura no Yoake) was serialized in Kodansha’s Afternoon magazine in 2010. The manga has 10 chapters, compiled into 2 volumes.
Pomodorosa is credited with the original character design for the movie and Takahiko Yoshida with adapting the designs. Yoshida is also the chief animation director on the project. Masaru Yokoyama is composing the music. The main cast includes:
- Hana Sugisaki as Yuma
- Aoi Yuki as Nanako
- Kana Hanazawa as Haruka Sawatari
- Yoshimasa Hosoya as Ryou Sawatari
- Kenjiro Tsuda as Yoshitatsu Kawai
The story follows Yuma Sawatari, who is an elementary school student. Yuma loves everything that has to do with space, astronomy, and science overall. When his parents buy a robot named Nanako he is disappointed to learn that it’s just a cleaning robot. But, when he tries to talk to Nanako about space something unusual happens. Nanako’s system is gone and replaced by what is apparently a lost alien shop. And these mysterious aliens want Yuma’s help to go back home.
Source: Official Twitter
© Tetsuya Imai, Kodansha / 2022 “Bokura no Yoake” Production Committee