Studio DEEN has tapped Shinji Ishihira once more to helm the picture.
A trailer and main picture for Sasaki to Miyano: Sotsugyo-hen (Graduation Chapter), the next anime film based on Sh Harusono’s Sasaki and Miyano manga, were released by the production team on Friday. A manga book by the original creator Harusono titled “Sasaki to Miyano: Valentine no Chottoshita Hanashi” will be given to moviegoers who see the movie within the first week (A Tiny Valentine Episode). The cast will be present for a special screening on February 24 at Grand Cinema Sunshine Ikebukuro. The movie will make its world premiere on February 17 in Japan and will be accompanied by a cartoon adaptation of Harusono’s Hirano and Kagiura spinoff manga. Studio DEEN has tapped Shinji Ishihira once more to helm the picture. Along with the aforementioned individuals, Takahiro Ueno, who serves as an assistant director, Yoshiko Nakamura, a scriptwriter, Maki Fujii, a character designer, and Kana Shibue, a composer, are also returning employees.
• Yusuke Shirai as Shumei Sasaki
• Sōma Saitō as Yoshikazu Miyano
• Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Taiga Hirano
• Yūki Ono as Jiro Ogasawara
• Yuma Uchida as Masato Hanzawa
• Ryohei Arai as Tasuku Kuresawa
• Mitsuhiro Ichiki as Gonzaburo Tashiro
• Nobunaga Shimazaki as Akira Kagiura
The theme song “March” will be performed by the band Miracle Chimpanzee, who previously sang it for an earlier television anime. The song and the movie’s background music will be on the original soundtrack, which goes on sale on February 15. Sasaki and Miyano by Harusono were adapted for television in an anime series that ran for 12 episodes beginning in January 2022. The anime and an English dub were both streamed by Funimation at the same time.
On July 27, a DVD containing the ninth volume of the primary manga and an OVA for the series was released. “Koi Ni Kizuku Mae no Chotto Shita Hanashi,” the original anime episode, was written by Harusono. In terms of the television anime series, the episode is regarded as the thirteenth. The episode may be watched on Crunchyroll.
In English, Sasaki, Miyano, Hirano, and Kagiura are all being published by Yen Press. Sasaki and Miyano were introduced by Harusono in 2016 and are still active today on the pixiv website. In Kadokawa’s Monthly Comic Gene magazine in 2019, Harusono began publishing the Hirano and Kagiura manga, which is still active today.