The previously announced Kimi no Iro (KIMINOIRO) movie by director Naoko Yamada and studio Science SARU is set to be completed by the fall of 2023. The release date is also set for the fall of the same year.
Naoko Yamada is directing the anime, while Reiko Yoshida is writing the script. Kensuke Ushio is composing the music. Yamada and Yoshida worked on multiple titles together, including Kyoto Animation’s A Silent Voice and Liz and the Blue Bird.
Yamada was one of the youngest animators who got a chance to direct an anime at the Kyoto Animation studio. K-On was her directorial debut and she went on to work on Tamako Market, Liz and the Blue Bird, A Silent Voice, and more. She KyoAni in 2020. Her first work with Science SARU was The Heike Story (2021) and she recently promoted her short movie Garden of Remembrance (also with Science SARU).
Reiko Yoshida is known as the author of the iconic Tokyo Mew Mew manga. She wrote the scripts for Non Non Biyori, Violet Evergarden movie, Blue Period, and more. Both she and Kensuke Ushio also worked on The Heike Story. Ushio most recently composed the music for Chainsaw Man anime.
The plot of the upcoming Kimi no Iro is described as:
“I can see people’s hearts in colors.”
Totsuko is a high school student at religious high chool in Nagasaki and she can see people’s emotions as colors.
Whether they’re happy colors, sad colors, peaceful colors, frightened colors… In order to not darken her loved ones’ colors, Totsuko is careful about keeping them all bright and happy.
One day, she mees a beautiful girl in a bookstore, who radiates all kinds of beautiful colors. Two of them end up forming a band with a boy who loves music.
These three sensitive people get together and begin to play the music of their youth.
Source: Science SARU
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