Fathom Events and Aniplex of America have teamed up to bring another anime film to theaters throughout the United States. This time it’s a limited release of I want to eat your pancreas, which adapts the novel by Yoru Sumino.
Directed by Shinichiro Ushijima, with animation production by Studio VOLN, I want to eat your pancreas is set to screen at around 400 U.S. cinemas. English subtitled showings are scheduled for 7:00PM local time on February 7, 2019, with English dubbed showings to follow at 12:55PM local time on February 10, 2019.
She said, “I want to eat your pancreas.” Based on the award-winning novel by Yoru Sumino, “I want to eat your pancreas” is an uplifting, coming-of-age tale that has captivated the hearts of millions. The film captures an emotional journey between two polar opposites who discover the true meaning of compassion while trying to find happiness.
Spring, and the last of the cherry blossoms are still in bloom. The usually aloof bookworm with no interest in others comes across a book in a hospital waiting room. Handwritten on the first page are the words: “Living with Dying.” He soon discovers that it is a diary kept by his very popular and genuinely cheerful classmate, Sakura Yamauchi, who reveals to him that she is secretly suffering from a pancreatic illness and only has a limited time left. It is at this moment that she gains just one more person to share her secret.
Trying to maintain a normal life as much as possible, Sakura is determined to live her life to the fullest until her last day. As her free spirit and unpredictable actions throw him for a loop, his heart begins to change.