Funimation has released the latest trailer for the upcoming anime movie Sing a Bit of Harmony, shedding some light on what to expect from the upcoming anime film.
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In the trailer, we’re introduced to Shion (voiced by Tao Tsuchiya), a transfer student who moves to Keibu High School and quickly becomes popular due to her outgoing personality and exceptional athletic talent. However, during the course of the film, it’s revealed that she’s an A.I. in the testing phase.
“Shion’s goal is to bring chronic loner Satomi (Haruka Fukuhara) ‘happiness.’ But her strategy is something no human would expect: she serenades Satomi in the middle of the classroom,” says the official synopsis. “After finding out that Shion is an AI, Satomi and her childhood friend, engineering geek Toma (Asuka Kudo), steadily warm up to the new student. Along with the popular and attractive Gotchan (Kazuyuki Okitsu), the strong-willed Aya (Mikako Komatsu), and judo club member ‘Thunder’ (Satoshi Hino), they become more and more moved by Shion’s singing voice and earnestness even as her antics bewilder them. But what Shion does for Satomi’s sake ends up involving them all in some serious pandemonium… Get ready for the heartwarming story of a not quite market-ready AI and her classmates!”
Sing a Bit of Harmony is written and directed by Yasuhiro Yoshiura, who most recently was awarded the “Excellence Award” at the Japan Media Arts Film Festival’s animation division for his work on Patema Inverted: Beginning of the Day. Yoshiura also won the “Best Anime Award” at the Tokyo International Anime Fair’s OVA division for his work on Time of Even.
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Sing a Bit of Harmony will release in Japan on October 29, 2021, and will release in theaters in the United States, Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand sometime in early 2022.