Known worldwide for its Studio Ghibli-produced movie in 1995, shoujo manga Whisper of the Heart is heading back to the big screen with a brand new live action adaptation.
Hirakawa Yuichirou is to direct the movie. Protagonist Tsukishima Shizuku, who loves to read, will be played by Seino Nana, while aspiring violin-maker Amasawa Seiji will be played by Matsuzaka Tori.
The movie will feature a new arc following the couple’s relationship in the “present”. Ten years after the original story, 24-year-old Shizuku has become an editor of children’s books at at a publishing company, and Seiji has continued to chase his dreams while living overseas.
Whisper of the Heart is slated to open in Japanese cinemas on Sept. 18.
Adapted with permission from Anime!Anime!