Yesterday, Funimation released a brand new trailer for that approaching anime movie Sing a little bit of Harmony that actually required me —and many others—by surprise.
The very first trailer, released in September 2020, appeared as if this:
“That song brings one girl and her classmates’ happiness,” may be the only description we obtain, the primary focus standing on the song and also the two women. We have no idea who they really are or what their relationship to each other is, however the girl singing appears very hospitable, which catches another girl unawares.
Insert picture of me silently chanting “sapphic love story” without anyone’s knowledge.
The 2nd trailer gave a little more detail. We currently understood what they are called of these two primary figures (the singing girl is Shion, and also the girl she’s singing to is Satomi) plus they greatly were built with a “we accustomed to know one another in middle school” vibe. Shion excitedly asks if Satomi’s happy now before announcing that they can make her happy.
Insert picture of me getting vivid headcanons of the being childhood buddies where Shion, possibly missing her two front teeth, decides that whenever she’s older, she’s destined to be Satomi’s wife. “I determined a method to give you happiness,” Shion states.
How else shall we be held designed to interpret a scene in which a girl broadcasts her want to make another girl happy while watching entire class?! I simply Understood that Shion was looking to get wifed up.
This latest trailer hit.
Even though I do think I’m still gonna finish up watching this thinking “Shion is crushing on Satomi and Satomi is gonna warm-up to her,” there’s an additional element that nobody could’ve seen coming. Or, you never know, maybe they did, since this is anime and anime likes to get this done kind of factor sometimes.
I figured since Shion is really a singer that perhaps she would be a girl with idol dreams? Maybe it was an aspiration she distributed to Satomi not so long ago? Maybe this is a musical anime in which the finest obstacle could be coping with grown-ups who tell you just how you’ve got no future in singing? Maybe Shion can there be to reignite the spark Satomi once felt about music?
But not a chance.
Shion is definitely an AI unit. A demo unit, more particularly.
And yeah, everything stuff I stated could be an issue, however i was 100% Not prepared for these to casually stop by like, “By the way in which, that girl is really a robot.”
That, coupled with a “secret” Shion’s been keeping from everybody, scenes where it appears as though she’s attempting to escape a center, and also the number of buddies deciding they have to keep quiet, have all of a sudden shifted a dark tone within my warm and fuzzy slice of existence anime. Granted, after watching two Funimation tearjerker anime movies within the length of a couple of days (that’s The Stranger Through the Shore and Josee, the Tiger and also the Fish should you be curious) I believed that one could be filled with feels, I simply didn’t expect “AI unit looking for rescue” feels.
The show synopsis is really as follows:
Sing a little bit of Harmony informs the storyline from the beautiful and mysterious Shion (Tao Tsuchiya) who gets in Keibu Senior High School where she rapidly becomes popular on her open-hearted personality and exceptional sports talent… but she happens to be an AI (artificial intelligence) within the testing phase! Shion’s goal would be to bring chronic loner Satomi (Haruka Fukuhara) “happiness.” But her technique is something no human would expect: she serenades Satomi in the center of the classroom. After discovering that Shion is definitely an AI, Satomi and her childhood friend, engineering geek Toma (Asuka Kudo), continuously warm to the new student. Combined with the popular and engaging Gotchan (Kazuyuki Okitsu), the strong-willed Aya (Mikako Komatsu), and judo club member “Thunder” (Satoshi Hino), they become increasingly more moved by Shion’s singing voice and earnestness even while her antics bewilder them. What Shion does for Satomi’s sake winds up involving all of them in certain serious pandemonium… Prepare for the heartwarming story of the less than market-ready AI and her classmates!
A couple of questions.
Who sent Shion to ensure Satomi’s happiness? Did someone send her out, or did she go by herself, therefore, why? Why did Shion pick singing as the best way to uplift Satomi? What’s that ominous line about Shion doing something for Satomi’s sake?
More to the point?
Just how much can i cry when Shion is inevitably deactivated?
Sing a little bit of Harmony is presented and directed by Yasuhiro Yoshiura, who required home the “Excellence Award” in the Japan Media Arts Film Festival’s animation division for his focus on Patema Inverted: Start of the Day, and also the “Best Anime Award” in the Tokyo, japan Worldwide Anime Fair’s OVA division for Duration of EVE.
The film’s crew includes Ichirou Ohkouchi (Code Geass: Lelouch from the Rebellion, Lupin the 3rd Part 5) as co-screenwriter, Kanna Kii (The Stranger through the Shore) as original character designer, with J.C.STAFF (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, Could It Be Wrong to try and Get Women inside a Dungeon?, The Disastrous Existence of Saiki K.) for animation production, and Hidekazu Shimamura (Trigun: Badlands Rumble, Code Geass: Akito the Exiled) as animation director, Ryo Takahashi (SK8 the Infinity) for musical composer and Yohei Matsui can serve as songwriter.
Sing a little bit of Harmony is going to be released in theaters in Japan on October 29 and you’ll be in theaters within the U.S. and Canada (no date continues to be given with this yet).
(Image: YASUHIRO YOSHIURA BNArts/”SBH” Production Committee)
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