FUNimation co-production”Sing a Bit of Harmony” to Receive a Cinematic Release in the UK

Sing a Bit of Harmony, a film announced as one of the films for Scotland Loves Anime later this year, has been unveiled as a FUNimation co-production and that the film will be released in cinemas across the UK in the near future. Specific dates were not mentioned, but the film will be released in Japanese cinemas on the 29th October 2021.

As part of this announced FUNimation went on to reveal the selection of cast members that have joined the film, including Sayaka Oohara, Kenji Hamada, Kenjiro Tsuda, Kazlaser (Maple Chogoukin), Miyu Sakihi. Previously announced cast and crew include Tao Tsuchiya (ERASED) as Shion, Haruka Fukuhara (Kaguya-sama: Love is War?) as Satomi and Asuka Kudo as Toma. The cast will also include Kazuyuki Okitsu, Mikako Komatsu (Dr. STONE) and Satoshi Hino (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba). 

FILM SYNOPSIS 
Sing a Bit of Harmony tells the story of the beautiful and mysterious Shion (Tao Tsuchiya) who transfers to Keibu High School where she quickly becomes popular for her open-hearted personality and exceptional athletic talent… but she turns out to be an AI (artificial intelligence) in the testing phase! Shion’s goal is to bring chronic loner Satomi (Haruka Fukuhara) “happiness.” But her strategy is something no human would expect: she serenades Satomi in the middle of the classroom. After finding out that Shion is an AI, Satomi and her childhood friend, engineering geek Toma (Asuka Kudo), steadily warm up to the new student. Along with the popular and attractive Gotchan (Kazuyuki Okitsu), the strong-willed Aya (Mikako Komatsu), and judo club member “Thunder” (Satoshi Hino), they become more and more moved by Shion’s singing voice and earnestness even as her antics bewilder them. But what Shion does for Satomi’s sake ends up involving them all in some serious pandemonium… Get ready for the heartwarming story of a not quite market-ready AI and her classmates!

Sing a Bit of Harmony is written and directed by Yasuhiro Yoshiura, who took home the “Excellence Award” at the Japan Media Arts Film Festival’s animation division for his work onPatema Inverted: Beginning of the Day, and the “Best Anime Award” at the Tokyo International Anime Fair’s OVA division for Time of EVE.

Sing a Bit of Harmony will make its debut at Scotland Loves Anime in October 2021, with the Japanese cinematic release being available on the 29th October 2021. A UK cinematic release is also planned with additional details yet to be announced.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked at ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita, PS4 or Xbox One.

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