The Trailer for Misaki no Mayoiga Anime Film Reveals More Cast and Theme Song

On Wednesday, the official website of David Productions' anime film adaptation of Sachiko Kashiwaba's Misaki no Mayoiga (The Abandoned House by the Cape) began streaming a new trailer for the film. The film introduces two new cast members, as well as revealing and previewing the film's theme song "Mayoiga" by Hitsujibungaku. The website also debuted a new look.

The new cast members:
  • Shinobu Ōtake as Kiwa, the mysterious old woman who lives in the titular abandoned house
  • Awano Sari as Hiyori, a child who has not been able to speak since she lost both parents in an accident
Mana Ashida will play the main character Yui, and Takuya Tasso, governor of Iwate prefecture, will play Kappa of Kozuchigawa.

The film will be released in Japan on August 27.
The story centers around a traditional Japanese house named "Mayoiga" (named after the Japanese folkloric concept of an abandoned yet well-kept home) from where one can see the sea and feel the touch of warmth and nostalgia. Here, a 17-year-old girl named Yui who is trying to find her place in the world begins a new life with people completely unrelated to her.

The anime, set in the prefecture of Iwate, joins Bakuten!! and Hula Fulla Dance as part of a larger campaign to promote Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima, respectively. The "Zutto en Project 2011 + 10..." commemorates the tenth anniversary of the 2011 Thoku earthquake and tsunami.

Shinya Kawatsura (Non Non Biyori, Sagrada Reset, Kokoro Connect) is directing the anime at David Production, and the script is written by Reiko Yoshida (K-ON!, Violet Evergarden, Liz and the Blue Bird). Kamogawa is in charge of the film's character design, and Yuri Miyauchi is in charge of the music.

Kashiwaba's first novel was published in 2015, and it won the 2016 Noma Award for Juvenile Fiction. Kashiwaba also wrote the novel Chikashitru Kara no Fushigi na Tabi (Strange Journey From The Basement), which served as the inspiration for Keiichi Hara's film The Wonderland.

Sources: Misaki no Mayoiga film's website, Comic Natalie, Anime News Network


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