Mari Okada will have her directorial debut with Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazarou (SayoAsa for short) for which she also wrote the screenplay. The movie revealed a poster as well as a first trailer, the story, main cast, and theme song!
You can find the cast listed below the 90-second trailer which draws you into the story of the series immediately. The theme song is titled ‘Viator’, sung by rionos.
Mari Okada is known for writing the anime screenplays of Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day and The Anthem of the Heart. This year she also challenged live action adaptations like Sensei!and Ankoku Joshi. The SayoAsa anime movie will be produced by P.A.Works, with whom Okada has worked together in the past.
Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazarou
In Japanese cinemas on 24 February 2018
It’s the time when warp flows. It is how humans earn their living.
In a country called Hiviol, far away from humans, the Eolphs lived a calm life. Those who stop ageing in their mid-teens but end up growing older than a few hundred years are walking legends and are called ‘Wakare no Ichizoku’ – Family of Farewell. Maquia, who is an Eolph and has no parents, spends her days surrounded by friends but deep down she has always felt lonely.
In one single moment, the peaceful days of the Eolphs collapse. In their search for the longevity of the Eolph’s blood, the Mezarte army comes across an old and ancient beast called Renato. Among the despair and confusion, Leilia, the most beautiful of the Eolphs, is taken by the Mezarte and Maquia’s crush, Krim, disappears. Even though Maquia manages to escape, she loses all her friends and her home…
With an empty feeling, she wanders the forest. There she finds a lonely baby without parents. Named Erial, the baby boy grows up. However, Maquia remains the same girl even as the clocks tick by. The same time flows differently for two people. The bond of two people evolves within times of change. A story of irreplaceable time, where two lonely hearts meet and connect.
*We don’t know the official spellings of the names yet, this is our best guess using the Japanese pronunciations. We will fix the spellings once we have official names!