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Live-Action Whisper of the Heart Film Gets Teaser Trailer, Posters

A new teaser trailer and two new visuals for the upcoming live-action adaptation of the animated musical film Whisper of the Heart.

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The new trailer highlights the overall story of the upcoming film, and also features the voice of Yoko Honna, who voiced the protagonist Shizuku Tsukishima in the original 1995 film, as the narrator of the new trailer.

Check out the trailer and new visuals to the Whisper of the Heart live-action film below:

Whisper of the Heart Live-Action Film Gets Teaser, New Visuals

Alongside the new trailer and visuals, casting information for the film was also confirmed, with actors Runa Hasuhara and Tsubasa Nakagawa being cast in the roles of Shizuku Tsukishima and Seiji Amasawa in their junior high school days, respectively.

Whisper of the Heart was originally released in 1995 as an animated musical comedy and was written by legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki. The film is based on the 1989 manga of the same name by Aoi Hiiragi and was animated by Studio Ghibli. The film marked the only theatrical film released by Ghibli that had not been directed by either Miyazaki or Isao Takahata for seven years, and despite not being directed by either, the film went on to massive success, becoming the highest-grossing Japanese film in the domestic market in 1999, and earning more than ¥3.15 billion (around $25 million) at the time.

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“A young girl and bookworm finds that all the books she chooses in the library have been previously checked out by the same boy,” reads the synopsis for the film. “Later she meets a very infuriating fellow. Could it be her ‘friend’ from the library?”


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