On Friday, Avex Pictures started to make a fresh footage for the anime movie Break of Dawn (Bokura no Yoake) available online. In the film, The February Dawn demonstrates to Yma and his buddies what Rainbow Root was like 12,000 years ago.
The movie premiered on Friday.
Members of the cast include:
- Hana Sugisaki as Yūma Sawatari
- Aoi Yūki as Nanako
- Natsumi Fujiwara as Shingo Kishi
- Nobuhiko Okamoto as Ginnosuke Tadokoro
- Inori Minase as Kaori Kawai
- Haruka Tomatsu as Wako Kishi
- Romi Park as The February Dawn
- Kana Hanazawa as Haruka Sawatari
- Yoshimasa Hosoya as Ryō Sawatari
- Kenjiro Tsuda as Yoshitatsu Kawai
- Natsuko Yokosawa as Mifuyu Kishi
Director of the anime at Zero-G was Tomoyuki Kurokawa (Psychic Detective Yakumo, Dragonar Academy). Screenwriter Dai Sato (Eureka Seven script supervisor; 10 episodes of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex; three episodes of Cowboy Bebop) and original animation character designer and concept designer pomodorosa (Listeners, Deca-Dence) collaborated on the project. Masaru Yokoyama (2019-2021 Fruits Basket, Your Lie in April, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans) created the soundtrack, and Takahiko Yoshida (Cells at Work!, Big Windup!) was in charge of character design and animation. The movie’s distribution is handled by Avex Pictures and GAGA.
The song “Itsushika” by Daichi Miura was sung in the movie (Before You Know It).
The original “juvenile science fiction” manga’s tale takes place in the near future in 2049, when people have known for a while that the Earth would collide with a large-scale comet. The narrative of the manga centers on Yma, a little child who is fascinated by space, robots, and the approaching collision. He had a meeting with an alien being and learns that the approaching comet is related to it.
The manga was introduced by Tetsuya Imai (Alice & Zouroku) in Kodansha’s Afternoon magazine in January 2011.
Two collected book volumes for the manga were released by Kodansha.
The manga will be available in English on January 24 thanks to a license from Kodansha USA Publishing.