Nana Seino & Tori Matsuzaka are cast in live-action film “Whisper of the Heart.” The film is based on manga series “Mimi o Sumaseba” by Aoi Hiiragi and directed by Yuichiro Hirakawa (“Erased“). The manga was adapted into 1995 anime film “Whisper of the Heart,” which was released by Studio Ghibli. Filming will begin mid-February, 2020 and finishes March, 2020.
Plot synopsis by AsianWiki: Shizuku Tsukishima (Nana Seino) is a 3rd grade middle school student. She likes reading books. Shizuku Tsukishima meets Seiji Amasawa (Tori Matsuzaka). He is in the same grade and school that Shizuku Tsukishima attends. At first, she does not like him, but she becomes fascinated with his pursuit of his dream. Seiji Amasawa also knows Shizuku Tsukishima’s dream is to become a novelist. They vow to each other to achieve their dreams.
10 years later, Shizuku Tsukishima is 24 years old. She gave up her dream of becoming a novelist and now works as an editor for a publishing company that specializes in children’s books. She struggles in her daily life at work. Meanwhile, Seiji Amasawa is abroad and still pursuing his dream.
“Whisper of the Heart” will be released September 18, 2020 in Japan.