Details Emerge for Saga Prefecture Short Anime "Okaeri (Karatsu Edition)"
New information – including a new key visual, a plot summary, and the announcement of the ending theme performer – is now available for Okaeri (Karatsu Edition), an upcoming short anime film that is part of the 2nd round of the “Animation Around Saga Prefecture” project.
Okaeri (Karatsu Edition) is set in Karatsu City in Saga Prefecture. Hiroshi Hiroi, a 3rd year high school student (voiced by Kappei Yamaguchi), dreams of becoming a professional soccer player, but his aspirations are sidelined when he suffers a debilitating injury to his knee. Although Hiroshi’s mother (voiced by Kotono Mitsuishi) and his team mates encourage him to find another dream to pursue, Hiroshi feels empty, so he suddenly decides to take a trip to Tokyo.
The ending theme for Okaeri (Karatsu Edition) is performed by singer / songwriter Sayaka Matsuya, a native of Saga Prefecture. The ending theme is entitled “Taisetsu na Basho (“Precious Place”).
Okaeri (Karatsu Edition) is directed by Hajime Kamegaki and features animation by TMS Entertainment and Pony Canyon. The short film will be released to Youtube and screened at the Saga Prefectural Art Musuem and the Kyushu Ceramic Museum in Saga Prefecture on March 12, 2017.