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The first movie of the new Yuki Yuna movie trilogy was released on 18 March 2017. Its full title is Yuki Yuna is a Hero: Sumi Washio Chapter Part 1 ‘Tomodachi’ (Yuna Yuki wa Yuusha de aru: Washio Sumi no Shou 1-Shou ‘Tomodachi’). In this movie, the character Mimori Togo (Sumi Washio) from the TV anime Yuki Yuna is a Hero will be the main character. The story will follow the first 6 episodes of the second series of the anime (due for October 2017) combined into three movies.
A stage event was held in Shinjuku’s Wald 9 at the premiere. Suzuko Mimori (as Sumi Washio), Kana Hanazawa (as Sonoko Nogi), Yumiri Hanamori (as Gin Minowa) and the producer Tetsuya Kinoshita came together on stage.
After talking about many different topics, they shared their thoughts on the premiere. Hanamori said, ‘I look forward to comparing how the characters are in the series and how they are in the movie.’ Hanazawa said, ‘It’s heartwarming, a good atmosphere that can only be found among elementary school students.’ And Mimori talked about the transformation-scene and what kind of impression she received.
Of course, they also introduced their own characters and Mimori thought back to the recording for the TV series, ‘Mimori Togo was someone who changed a lot and went through a lot. But I always think “I could do it back then, so that’s fine.” and so it becomes confidence.’
Finally, the cast members were asked to describe the series with one word. Here is what they said:
Producer Kinoshita: Passion
Hanazawa: Thai curry
When the fans heard the word ‘Thai curry’ they also wondered what it could mean, so Hanazawa explained: ‘At first, one can taste the sweetness of the coconuts, but if you keep eating it, the spiciness makes it hard to eat. But in the end, you want to eat another plate.’ Even though the story does become darker as it goes on, it is hard to stop watching once you start. In the end, the guests thanked the fans for their support and were sent off with a huge applause.
It’s the story of the tiny heroes and how they came to be where they are in the first season.
It’s the story of three heroes. A fairy tale of how those girls were chosen by God. Because how many times are innocent girls seen by God? And the result of that meeting…
Set two years before the TV anime Yuki Yuna is a Hero, the new series is based on the novel Sumi Washio is a Hero. Seiji Ksihi, Makoto Uezu, Takahiro, BunBun, and Studio Gokumi come together once more to create a completely new work. See the story and missions of the previous Heroes and enjoy the story before the official TV broadcast through these premiere screenings.
Set two years before the storyline of Yuki Yuna is a Hero, it’s the 298th Year of the Era of the Gods. Sumi Washio is a 6th grader in an elementary school and protects the world as a Hero chosen by God. In her class are also Sonoko Nogi and Gin Minowa, who are supposed to work with her, but they seem like problem children with endless energy. Sumi tries her best, but…
Three screenings before the broadcast of the TV anime
Yuki Yuna is a Hero – Sumi Washio Chapter – Part 1 ‘Tomodachi’ (Friend) – Currently running!
Yuki Yuna is a Hero – Sumi Washio Chapter – Part 1 ‘Tamashii’ (Soul) – 15 April 2017 in Japanese cinemas
Yuki Yuna is a Hero – Sumi Washio Chapter – Part 1 ‘Yakusoku’ (Promise) – 8 July 2017 in Japanese cinemas
The movie Yuki Yuna is a Hero Club Member will be screened at the same time.
Sumi Washio: Suzuko Mimori
Sonoko Nogi: Kana Hanazawa
Gin Minowa: Yumiri Hanamori
Miss Aki: Rina Sato
Original: Project 2H
Original Planner: Takahiro (Minatosoft)
General Director: Seiji Kishi
Director: Daisei Fukuoka
Series Composer: Makoto Uezu
Script: Uezu Makoto, Takahiro
Character Designer: BUNBUN
Animation Character Designer & General Art Director: Takahiro Sakai
Concept Art: D.K＆JWWORKS
Music: Keiichi Okabe, MONACA
Animation Production: Studio Gokumi
Distributor: Pony Canyon
(C)2017 Project 2H
Original Character and Story Design: Kotamaru
Original Creator: Project 2H
Planning: Takahiro (Minato Soft)
Animation Production: W-Toon Studio
Yuna Yuki: Haruka Terui
Mimori Togo: Suzuko Mimori
Sakifu Inubo: Yui Uchiyama
Sakitsuki Inubo: Tomoyo Kurosawa
Karin Miyoshi: Juri Nagatsuma
Limited time only! Get your ticket for the second movie Part 2 ‘Tamashii and receive a special illustrated clear file with your ticket!
Ticket sales: At the cinema or via mail order
Price: 1,300 yen
Only a limited amount of tickets for Part 2 ‘Tamashii on 15 April 2017 come with the a special Gin Minowa clear file.
※ These tickets are only for Part 2.
※ Content and specifications are subject to change
※ Ticket sales will stop when tickets are sold out.
The series will be the sequel to both Yuki Yuna is a Hero: Washio Sumi Chapter and the first season of Yuki Yuna is a Hero and will be called Yuki Yuna is a hero -Yuusha Chapter-.
The first 6 episodes of the series will be made into three movies, the Washio Sumi Chapter, and will be released in March, April, and July, before the broadcast of the second season.
Blu-ray movie Yuki Yuna is a Hero – Sumi Washio Chapter
Part 1 ‘Tomodachi’
7,000 yen (excluding tax)
Distribution: Pony Canon