Music, romance, school drama in one movie, “Zutto Mae Kara Suki Deshita – Kokuhaku Jikko Iinkai (movie title translation: I’ve been in love with you for a really long time – Relationship Improvement Committee.”)
With over 100,000,000 total replay records,
a fusion of music, love, and ensemble drama by Honey Works is finally hitting the movie theatres.
Honey Works has produced numerous music pieces. Pieces like “Kokuhaku Yoko Renshu (告白予行練習)” practice for telling I love you, “Hatsukoi No Ehon (初恋の絵本) a picture book of first love, and “Yakimochi No Kotae (ヤキモチの答え)” an answer for jealousy are going to be the focus of the serialized project, which is called “Kokuhaku Jikko Iinnkai Renai Series.
An animation-adopted version of “Zutto Mae Kara Suki Deshita – Kokuhaku Jikko Iinkai” will launch soon!
“Because this is the last chance to practice…”
Natsuki Enomoto, the third year of Sakuragaoka Highschool, has a secret crush on her childfood friend, Yu Setoguchi. She can’t admit her real feelings in front of Yu. Instead, she lies to him that he’s just a practice partner, and that she is going to share her feelings with her real-love. While she keeps masking her true feeling to Yu, she is asked for a date with Koyuki Ayase, one of her classmates. Natsuki’s speech practice finally pays off, or not?
Original Creator,Music: HoneyWorks
Director: Tetsuya Yanagisawa
Script: Yoshimi Narita
Character Design,Animation Director: Maki Fujii
Art Design: Eiko Tsunado（KUSANAGI）
Art Director: Yuki Umino（KUSANAGI）
Prop Design: Miya Yutaka
Color Design: Makiko Kojima（studio.Road）
Director of Photography: Yoshihiro Sekiya（Graphinica）
CG: Yoshinori Ban
Editor: Aya Hida
Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki
Sound Effect: Yasuyuki Konno（swara pro）
Sound Production: Milestone Music Publishing
Animation Producer: Keisuke Kawai
Producer: Syunsuke Saito
Representative of Animation Production: 植田益朗／清水賢治／横手志都子／中村理一郎／瀬尾勝／田村優／國枝信吾／三坂泰二／坂本健
Animation Production: Qualia Animation
Product Produce: 「告白実行委員会」Production Commitee
（Aniplex,Fuji Television Network,MCIP HOLDINGS,DENTSU,MusicRay’n,INCS toenter,movic,KADOKAWA,LAWSON）
Yu Setoguchi: Hiroshi Kamiya
Natsuki Enomoto: Haruka Tomatsu
Sota Mochizuki: Yuki Kaji
Akari Hayasaka: Kana Asumi
Haruki Serizawa: Kenichi Suzumura
Miou Aida: Aki Toyosaki
Koyuki Ayase: Tsubasa Yonaga
Hina Setoguchi: Momo Asakura
Kotaro Enomoto: Natsuki Hanae
Saku Akechi: Hikaru Midorikawa
Sena Narumi: Sora Amamiya
HoneyWorks (a.k.a. Haniwa) is a creator group whose music and graphics scored more than 100 million impressions on popular video sites like Nikoniko and YouTube.
Ro the members belong “Gom” first composer, “shito” second composer, and “Yamako (ヤマコ)” the illustrator. The supporting crew contains of Oji (海賊王), モゲラッタ, ろこる, ziro, cake, AtsuyuK!.
HoneyWorks’ hit charters are “Sukikirai (スキキライ)” like and dislike, “Hatsukoi No Ehon (初恋の絵本) a picture book of first love, and “Kokuhaku Yoko Renshu (告白予行練習)” practice for telling I love you.
Their works can be best described as positive rock. They are also labelled as “kyun-kyun-kei (キュンキュン系)” heart-throbing type, or “Seishun-kei (青春系)” Teenage drama type.
On January 29th 2014, HoneyWorks released a vocaloid song “Zutto Maekara Suki Deshita” and broke out to a major music scene. The song made its first appearance at fourth place in the Oricon Album Weekly Charts, and subsequently became the most commercially succsseful vocaloid album that HoneyWorks has ever produced.
In May 2014, the group announced a new activity, which they called “CHiCO with HoneyWorks.” They released an album “Boku Ja Dame Desuka? (僕じゃダメですか？)” on November 26th 2014, which became the group’s second major break, ranking at the second place on the release day in the Oricon Daily Charts, then ranked fourth in the Oricon Weekly Charts. Additionally, the album placed first at Amazon Ranking Award 2015 first half, in the animated cartoon/music genre. In addition, five novels from the music pieces became bestseller, exceeding a total of 850,000 copies sold.
On July 1st, the group released the latest work, marking the fourth installement of the “kokuhaku” series, which is titled as “Ima Suki Ni Naru (今好きになる。)”
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