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The Anthem of the Heart (2015)

Kokoro ga sakebitagatterunda. (original title)
A young girl had her voice magically taken away so that she would never hurt people with it, but her outlook changes when she encounters music and friendship.

Director:

Tatsuyuki Nagai

Writers:

Chouheiwa Busters (original story), Mari Okada
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Inori Minase ... Jun Naruse (voice)
Koki Uchiyama Koki Uchiyama ... Takumi Sakagami (voice)
Sora Amamiya ... Natsuki Nito (voice)
Yoshimasa Hosoya ... Daiki Tasaki (voice)
Taishi Murata Taishi Murata ... Itsuki Mishima (voice)
Rie Takahashi Rie Takahashi ... Yoko Uno (voice)
Shizuka Ishigami Shizuka Ishigami ... Asuka Eda (voice)
Takanori Ohyama Takanori Ohyama ... Motoki Aizawa (voice)
Makoto Furukawa ... Toshinori Iwaki (voice)
Keiji Fujiwara ... Kazuki Joshima (voice)
Yô Yoshida ... Izumi Naruse (voice)
Eizô Tsuda Eizô Tsuda ... Yasohachi Sakagami (voice)
Kiyoko Miyazawa Kiyoko Miyazawa ... Shin Sakagami (voice)
Hirofumi Nojima Hirofumi Nojima ... Jun's Father (voice)
Kengo Kawanishi Kengo Kawanishi ... Kazuharu Yamaji (voice)
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Storyline

A young girl had her voice magically taken away so that she would never hurt people with it, but her outlook changes when she encounters music and friendship.

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Taglines:

Beautiful word, beautiful world


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

19 September 2015 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Anthem of the Heart See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,852,989
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The Wizard of Oz (1939) film is referenced in this anime. See more »

Connections

Remade as The Anthem of the Heart (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Ima, Hanashitai Dareka ga Iru
Performed by Nogizaka46
Lyrics by Yasushi Akimoto
Music and Arrangement by Akira Sunset and Apazzi
(Sony Music Records)
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heartwarming story
26 August 2019 | by RiaHelenSee all my reviews

I coincidentally fell in love with this movie. it has a heartwarming story and the lovely ending that made me cry. the music it's simple but lovely.


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