Written by: Miguel Galang
Published on: September 7, 2021 at 17:56 PHT (GMT+8)
A new trailer for the Sing a Bit of Harmony anime film dropped Tuesday and previewed a new song from its lead star and “Alice in Borderland” actress Tao Tsuchiya.
The insert song Umbrella will be sung by Tsuchiya’s character in the film Shion Ashimori, a bubbly high school girl revealed to be an AI (artificial intelligence) project.
Tsuchiya revealed that the song was the most challenging to perform among the other four in the film as she had to concentrate hard to express the right feelings of the song.
Sing a Bit of Harmony is Tsuchiya’s first anime film. She also lent her voice in the 2016 mystery television anime series “Erased.”
Co-produced by streaming platform Funimation and animation studio J.C. staff, Sing a Bit of Harmony is the story of a new transfer student interested in her surroundings, and a song that brings happiness to her and her classmates.
It is directed by Yasuhiro Yoshiura (Time of Eve, Patema Inverted) and script co-written by him and Ichiro Okouchi (Code Geass, Princess Principal, Seven Days War). Kanna Kii (Umibe no Étranger manga) is in-charge of drawing the character designs and Shuichi Shimamura (Honey and Clover, Nodame Cantabile) as the chief animation director.
Sing a Bit of Harmony is set to premiere in Japan on October 29.