Original Anime Film “A Whisker Away”will be released recently!

The second animated feature film “A Whisker Away (泣きたい私は猫をかぶる/nakineko)” from the up-and-coming animation studio Studio Corrido, which won the 42nd Japan Academy Award for Best Animated Film and the Satoshi Kon Award (Best Animation) at the Fantasia International Film Festival for “Penguin Highway” (2018) and has surprised and won praise around the world, will be released recently.

The story goes that Miyo Sasaki, a junior high school student who has been given a strange nickname by her classmates, is brave enough to show her affection for her classmate, Kento Hinode, without being noticed. Even so, she is reluctant to give up, with an untold secret.

The director is Junichi Sato and Tomotaka Shibayama, and the script is by Mari Okada, who is known for “Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day” and “The Anthem of the Heart”. The voices of the male and female leads are performed by Mirai Shida and Natsuki Hanae, and the luxurious cast of Koichi Yamadera and Hiroaki Ogi are also not to be underestimated!


Miyo Sasaki, nicknamed “Muge” meaning infinitely mysterious, has a bright personality and is full of energy at school and at home. She is also in love with her classmate Kento Hinode. Miyo tries repeatedly to get Kento’s attention, but he takes no notice of her. She realizes that the only way to get close to him is to transform into a cat, but at some point, the boundary between herself and the cat becomes ambiguous.


Yorushika (ヨルシカ) is a Japanese rock duo founded in 2017 represented by Universal Music Japan. The group is composed of N-buna, a former vocaloid music producer, and Suis, a female vocalist. The duo is extremely secretive, never publicly revealing their faces. This is the first time that YORUSHIKA has worked on an animated film, and the theme song, “花に亡霊”, has been written.

◆Miyo Sasaki (CV:Mirai Shida)
Her beautiful voice and ephemeral but inflected melody make this song a wonderful song that slowly releases the feelings of being unable to be honest with yourself and suppressing them. I myself had a sweet and sour feeling when I remembered that summer when I was a student. I was acting with Muge’s straightforwardness and purity in mind, so I thought that Yorushika’s song would match Muge’s feelings and make him feel the story even more deeply.

◆Kento Hinode (CV:Natsuki Hanae)
I thought the sound of the song matched the atmosphere of “nakineko” and the wistful but penetrating voice was wonderful. The lyrics are linked to the work, and tears are unconsciously spilled. I was fascinated by the way Muge was growing into an adult and the way he was getting stronger and stronger.I think “花に亡霊” is the perfect song for “nakineko”!

Many productions have been postponed this year due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, so hopefully “Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu” will be released on schedule!

A Whisker Away(泣きたい私は猫をかぶる)

<CAST>Mirai Shida、Natsuki Hanae、Minako Kotobuki、Kensho Ono、Susumu Chiba、Ayako Kawasumi、Sayaka Ohara、Daisuke Namikawa、Hiroaki Ogi、Koichi Yamadera
<Director>Junichi Sato、Tomotaka Shibayama
<Script>Mari Okada
<Theme Song>「花に亡霊」ヨルシカ(YORUSHIKA)
<Planning> ツインエンジン(TWIN ENGINE)
<Animation>スタジオコロリド(STUDIO COLORIDO)

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(This article is generated by auto AI translator.)