The website Comic Natalie reported today that the novel “Misaki no Mayoiga” by Sachiko Kashiwaba will receive an anime adaptation in the form of a film that will be released in Japanese cinemas next year.
The film is Made by David Production
The film is being made under the direction of Shinya Kawatsura (“Non Non Biyori”, “Sagrada Reset”) in the David Production studio (“JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure”, “Cells at Work!”). Reiko Yoshida (“Violet Evergarden”, “Okko’s Inn”) writes the script, while Aniplex is responsible for sales.
“Misaki no Mayoiga” is one of three anime productions that are being created as part of the “Zutto Ouen Project 2011 + 10” on the 10th anniversary of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake.
The novel, published by Kodansha in 2015, is set in the disaster area and was awarded the Noma Children’s Literature Prize in 2016. Below you can see the first teaser.
No characters or voice actors have been announced yet.
|Director||Shinya Kawatsura (“Non Non Biyori”, “Sagrada Reset”)|
|Producer||David Production (“JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure”, “Cells at Work!”)|
|Script||Reiko Yoshida (“Violet Evergarden”, “Okko’s Inn”)|
17-year-old Moeka, who lost her parents, and Yurie, who is trying to escape from her abusive husband, got off one day at a train station in Kitsunezaki. The great earthquake and tsunami had changed their fate. Their life was saved, but they were at a loss when they were asked about their identity at an evacuation site.
An old woman named Kiwa Yamana was there to help. From that day on, Yurie was known as Yui and Moeka as Hiyori, and together with Kiwa the three women began a wonderful community life in the old house “Mayoiga” with a view of the sea.