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Full trailer for Keiichi Hara's "Colorful"

2 July 2010 10:52 AM, PDT | Nippon Cinema | See recent Nippon Cinema news »

The official website for Colorful, the latest animated film by Keiichi Hara (Summer Days with Coo), has been updated with a full trailer. This one opens and closes with a live-action shot of actress Kumiko Aso reading from Eto Mori’s original novel.

The story involves a spirit referred to only as “boku” (me) who has recently died. “Congratulations! You’ve won the lottery!”, an angel informs him. In order to learn from his mistakes and to get a second shot at life, the spirit is put in the body of Makoto, a 14-year-old who recently committed suicide. While his life in this new body is pretty easy at first, it isn’t long before he understands why the previous resident chose his fate, as he’s now stuck in the same situation Makoto was and forced to deal with the confusing eccentricities of his family and friends. However, he »

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Second teaser for Keiichi Hara's upcoming animated film, "Colorful"

13 June 2010 11:28 PM, PDT | Nippon Cinema | See recent Nippon Cinema news »

Toho has released a second teaser for their upcoming animated film, Colorful, which was directed by Keiichi Hara (Summer Days with Coo) for Sunrise animation studio.

Based on Eto Mori’s award-winning novel geared toward young adults, the story involves a spirit referred to only as “boku” (me) who has recently died. “Congratulations! You’ve won the lottery!”, an angel informs him. In order to learn from his mistakes and to get a second shot at life, the spirit is put in the body of Makoto, a 14-year-old who recently committed suicide. While his life in this new body is pretty easy at first, it isn’t long before he understands why the previous resident chose his fate, as he’s now stuck in the same situation Makoto was and forced to deal with the confusing eccentricities of his family and friends. However, he eventually begins to think about the true meaning behind this challenge. »

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Aoi Miazaki, Kumiko Aso, and Akina Minami on board for Keiichi Hara’s “Colorful”

1 June 2010 1:56 PM, PDT | Nippon Cinema | See recent Nippon Cinema news »

Colorful, the latest animated film by Keiichi Hara (Summer Days with Coo) is set to open in Japan this Summer and earlier today Toho finally revealed its impressive voice cast.

The announced cast of voice actors includes Aoi Miazaki, Akina Minami, Kumiko Aso, Kazato Tomizawa, Michael, Jingi Irie, Akiyoshi Nakao, Keiji Fujiwara, and Katsumi Takahashi - an eclectic mix of live-action and voice talent.

Based on an award-winning novel by Eto Mori, the film’s story involves a spirit referred to only as “boku” (me) who is placed into the body of a 9th grader named Makoto who recently committed suicide. At first, his new life seems like it will be easy, but the experience becomes more challenging as he gradually discovers some of the problems Makoto was dealing with at the time he decided to kill himself.

Aoi will play one of Makoto’s classmates, Shoko; Minami will play »

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