Yoru Sumino’s Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai novel unveiled a new visual and five additional cast members on Saturday. The new key visual shows the unnamed protagonist, lead female character Sakura, and Kyōko. Also, the website said that the anime film will premiere in Japan on 1st September.
Shin’ichirō Ushijima is serving as the director for the film and is also writing the script for the film. Yūichi Oka is serving as the chief animation director and is responsible for the character designs. Hiroko Sebu is composing the music for the series while Studio VOLN (Idol Incidents, Ushio & Tora) is producing the animation.
The novel already inspired a live-action film starring Takumi Kitamura and Minami Hamabe, and the film premiered in Japan last July. Seven Seas Entertainment holds the license for both the original novel and the manga adaptation.
The novel also inspired a manga adaptation (Idumi Kirihara), which launched in Futabasha’s Monthly Action magazine and ran between August 2016 and May 2017. The manga’s second and final compiled book volume came out last June.
An unnamed protagonist happens to find a diary in a hospital and begins the narration of the story:
One day, I—a high schooler—found a paperback in the hospital. The “Disease Coexistence Journal” was its title. It was a diary that my classmate, Sakura Yamauchi, had written in secret. Inside, a note describes that due to her pancreatic disease, her days were numbered. And thus, I coincidentally went from Just-a-Classmate to a Secret-Knowing-Classmate. It was as if I were being drawn to her, who was my polar opposite. However, the world presented the girl that was already suffering from an illness with an equally cruel reality… (Source: MU)