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The Anthem of the Heart (2015)

Kokoro ga sakebitagatterunda. (original title)
A young girl had her voice magically taken away so that she would never hurt people with it, but her outlook changes when she encounters music and friendship.


Tatsuyuki Nagai


Chouheiwa Busters (original story), Mari Okada
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Inori Minase ... Jun Naruse (voice)
Koki Uchiyama Koki Uchiyama ... Takumi Sakagami (voice)
Sora Amamiya ... Natsuki Nito (voice)
Yoshimasa Hosoya ... Daiki Tasaki (voice)
Taishi Murata Taishi Murata ... Itsuki Mishima (voice)
Rie Takahashi Rie Takahashi ... Yoko Uno (voice)
Shizuka Ishigami Shizuka Ishigami ... Asuka Eda (voice)
Takanori Ohyama Takanori Ohyama ... Motoki Aizawa (voice)
Makoto Furukawa ... Toshinori Iwaki (voice)
Keiji Fujiwara ... Kazuki Joshima (voice)
Yô Yoshida ... Izumi Naruse (voice)
Eizô Tsuda Eizô Tsuda ... Yasohachi Sakagami (voice)
Kiyoko Miyazawa Kiyoko Miyazawa ... Shin Sakagami (voice)
Hirofumi Nojima Hirofumi Nojima ... Jun's Father (voice)
Kengo Kawanishi Kengo Kawanishi ... Kazuharu Yamaji (voice)


A young girl had her voice magically taken away so that she would never hurt people with it, but her outlook changes when she encounters music and friendship.

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The Wizard of Oz (1939) film is referenced in this anime. See more »


References Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (2011) See more »


Over the Rainbow
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Music by Harold Arlen
Arrangement by Mito
Performed by Natsumi Kiyoura
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Bad parents and divorce
20 November 2016 | by krisztyxxSee all my reviews

Why the title is bad parents? I think the fact is the foundation, the starting point of the whole story. I never saw before a movie such as bad parents, like this one. The father blames his daughter about divorce. The mother is ashamed because Jun cannot speak."The neighbors talk about us".- she said during the story. Have a mother on earth who can do this his own child??? I doubt it, but... I open the question. I can not decide the parents really blame Jun about divorce or is just simply the fact when a child blame herself by the reason of the parents' mistakes. The anime is a love story, but the anime built about this episode. Actually, I found the story boring, the movie is very slow. The sketches, the scenery are beautiful. The idea is also good, but the developing is slow and I could not get a rewarding answer in the end. Everybody finds his right one, but what is the point? The characters are evolving, everybody taught something the end of the movie. That is a good point. I think this anime ideal for teens and adults whose love this kind of love stories. Is it ideal for kids? Maybe? So if you like slow, fantasy, teens love stories, you probably like this one too.

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