I Want to Eat Your Pancreas, the upcoming anime with the eyebrow-raising title, now has a full trailer and a new key visual.
The trailer features two songs from the film, “Fanfare” and “ShunkaShutou,” both by band Sumika.
It’s directed and written by first-time director Shinichiro Ushijima (One-Punch Man assistant director) with character designs and chief animation direction from Yuichi Oka (To Love-Ru).
The film stars Mahiro Takasugi (Kamen Rider Gaim) as the unnamed male protagonist and Lynn (Interviews with Monster Girls) as Sakura Yamauchi.
Here’s how Seven Seas describes the novel on which the film is based:
Also known as Let Me Eat Your Pancreas, this deeply moving first-person story is about a high school boy who finds the diary of his classmate—and discovers that she’s dying. Yamauchi Sakura has been silently suffering from a pancreatic disease in school, and now exactly one person outside her family knows. He swears to her that he won’t tell anyone what he learned, and the shared secret brings them closer together. The two have very little in common, but they find themselves drawn to each other in Sakura’s final months to live.
On September 1, boy meets girl meets pancreas.