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Studio Colorido Announces New Mari Okada-Penned Original Film

Studio Colorido Announces New Mari Okada-Penned Original FilmStudio Colorido are a bunch of busy folks. Aside from the recent Penguin Highway, their first film, the animators at the studio have also been producing a new Pokemon web series. Now we’ve learned they’ve got a new full-length film hitting theaters in Japan this summer.

It’s called Nakitai Watashi wa Neko o Kaburu (somethin’ like Wanting to Cry, I Become a Cat), and it’s written by Mari Okada, one of anime’s most in-demand screenwriters. Okada is best known for works like Anohana, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans and Maquia.

The film is about a young girl who has a crush on a classmate and tries to get closer to him by putting on a magical mask that transforms her into a cat. It’s co-directed by Junichi Sato (Princess Tutu) and Tomotaka Shibayama (Blue Exorcist animation director).

The film’s two main characters, the cat-transforming Miyo “Muge” Sasaki and her crush, Kento Hinode, are played by Mirai Shida and Natsuki Hanae, respectively.

Nakitai Watashi wa Neko o Kaburu hits theaters in Japan June 5.

Source: Comic Natalie

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.