Sakura no Ame film opens, 24-minute behind-the-scenes video stream available

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Vocaloid-inspired film Sakura no Ame opened this weekend in theaters in Japan! The movie, based off of halyosy’s song “Sakura no Ame,” focuses on the budding romance of a shy high school girl named Miku (Maika Yamamoto: Kaede from Assassination Classroom live-action) who is in love with her choir leader Haru (Koudai Asaka: Lesson of EvilKanojo wa Uso o Aishisugiteru). They struggle against their choir advisor for the right to sing what they want at a choir competition. Also featured are Ryohei Hirota as Len and Ikumi Hisamatsu as Luka.

The original song reflects on a graduating class’ memories and future hopes. Upon the song’s first release in 2008, the song was popularly performed at many graduation ceremonies throughout the following two years. The song has also inspired a novel, and the film itself was also screened at the Tokyo International Film Festival in 2015.

Check out the trailer below.

A 24-minute behind-the-scenes video streamed by the official movie youtube channel is also available to fans online!

Original song with English subtitles:

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