The anime super group behind Anohana, Toradora, and Anthem Of The Heart once again teams up! This time we’re getting a new original anime film titled Sora no Aosa o Shiru Hito yo by the Mari Okada, Tatsuyuki Nagai, and Masayoshi Tanaka combo. Whenever these three get together, you’re guaranteed to cry your eyes out until you feel like you’ll never be able to shed a tear again. Animated at Cloverworks, who handled a lot of the work on the beautiful DARLING in the FRANXXX, you’ll be able to cry in theaters to this one on October 11 in Japan.
The first teaser only shows off the first key visual from Sora no Aosa o Shiru Hito yo but it does include footage from the previous efforts of the trio. The impactful Tatsuyuki Nagai directs. The eyepopping Masayoshi Tanaka designs the characters. Mari Okada, scriptwriter superstar and first time director of the excellent Maquia, pens the scripts. Toradora aired back in 2008; the trio has over a decade of experience working together. That show holds as one of the best romance anime of all time and Anohana has been a consistent fan favorite of the decade.
All three creators are extremely accomplished in their own right and have a track record of excellence whether they work together or not. Tanaka’s unique art can be seen in everything from Reborn to Railgun. Okada’s written all sorts of unique and critically regarded shows over the years, like Kiznaiver with Trigger and Wandering Son, one of the shows very directly dealing with young trans people and their unique experiences and struggle. Nagayuki has also worked with Okada on Mobile Suit Gundam Iron Blooded War Orphans, which many regard as the best alternate universe Gundam.
Their second film following Anthem Of The Heart,when these three come together no wrong can be done. Sora no Aosa o Shiru Hito yo comes out October 11.