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Anohana Team Working On New Film

The production team behind Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, is hard at work on a new animated film to be released in 2015, says anime news site Anime Anime.

What is known so far about this new film? Very little. The official Anohana website shows a picture of an egg wearing a hat. Talk about enigmatic.

What we do know is the team behind the project: director Tatsuyuki Nagai, writer Mari Okada, and character designer Masayoshi Tanaka. All three principals worked on the Anohana TV series and film adaptation, not to mention Toradora!.

Anohana has been a tourist boon for the city of Chichibu, outside Tokyo, where the series is set, prompting flocks of otaku pilgrims. 15,000 fans showed up for this year’s Anohana festival.

What will this new film be about? We’ll report the details as they come!

Source: Asahi Shinbun via Anime Anime

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.