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Year: 2015
Original Title: Kokoro ga sakebitagatterunda
Length: 115 minutes
Genre: Animation, Drama, Music
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Distributor: Madness Entertainment
Age rating: Parental guidance

Release Dates

United Kingdom: October 16 2016

United States: November 01 2016


Ranking: 1,343 out of 15,705 movies (up 1989)


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After a horrible experience when she was very young, Jun feels a deep discomfort in her stomach whenever she tries to utter a word. Therefore, every time she tries to communicate she must do so by email, mobile messages or in writing. Everything seems calm in the life of Jun, although each time she feels more alone and isolated. Despite her melancholy eyes, the tutor of her classroom wants to help her and he decides to include her within a working group of class to elaborate a musical. This surprises Jun, who will gradually open her heart and, with it, perhaps the words can leave her voice, because there are times that it is more painful to keep what it feels than to express it. Directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai, the film was presented out of competition in the Official Selection of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.



Trivia The Anthem of the Heart

The main song of the musical prepared by the protagonists in a version of the theme 'Over the Rainbow' of the mythical movie 'The Wizard of Oz' of 1939. The main song of the film, 'Ima, Hanashitai Dareka ga Iru', is played by the female idol pop group Nigozaka46. The technical and artistic team of The Anthem of the Heart is the same of 'Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day', both produced by A-1 Pictures.