The official YouTube channel for Toho Movies unveiled a new teaser for Naoko Yamada’s new feature film on Dec 3, 2022. The film will be released sometime in 2023.
The title and story for the upcoming film was also revealed along with the teaser trailer. The film is titled Kimi no Iro.
The plot of Kimi no Iro is described as:
The story revolves around Totsuko, a high school student at a mission school in Nagasaki City. She can see people’s heart in colours. Happy colours, sad colours, peaceful colours, frightened colours…. In order not to have her friends and family’s “colours” darkened, she is careful, reads the air, and tells lies to mend the situation. Then, Totsuko meets a beautiful girl in a second-hand bookstore in a corner of the city. She ends up forming a band with a beautiful girl who radiates beautiful colours and a boy who loves music. These three overly sensitive people get together and begin to play the music of their youth…
The film is directed by Naoko Yamada at Science SARU, with Reiko Yoshida serving as the scriptwriter. Kensuke Ushio will be composing the music.
Here is what Naoko Yamada has to say about Kimi No Iro:
“Kimi no Iro (The Color of You)” began with the idea of depicting the outside and the inside of a person, and the different forms that are created from this. People move forward in the direction they are facing at the time, whether it is forward or backward, but I would like to move forward if possible.
I would like to depict the soft yet strong footsteps of the main characters who resonate with each other through music. The story Yoshida-san writes about them is very gentle and very charming.
I think that the friction that occurs when people are troubled or try to change something is a very important part of their growing process, and that pain becomes the colour that each person radiates. What kind of a world awaits us when many colors meet and mix? I would like to paint a story like a palette for mixing paints or like a prism for collecting and dispersing light.“
Naoko Yamada is a Japanese animator, television and film director. Working at Kyoto Animation, she directed the anime series K-On! (2009-2010) and Tamako Market (2013), and the anime films A Silent Voice (2016) and Liz and the Blue Bird (2018).
In 2021, she directed the original net animation The Heike Story under Science SARU. The series premiered on Japanese television in January 2022.
She has won multiple awards for her work, as well as become world renowned for her stylistic choices in anime. She was also one of the youngest people to be made a director with Kyoto Animation, getting her first directing opportunity around 4 years after finishing college and starting work for the studio.
Source: Comic Natalie