The talented actress Maaya Sakamoto will play a vital role to Kanna’s (Aju Makita) life as a rabbit named Shiro, who is a shinshi (a messenger of gods).
Sakamoto is the voice behind ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’ and to some extremely popular characters in anime becoming one of the most sought-after vocal artists in Japan.
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‘Child of Kamiari Month’ Release Date
The ‘Child of Kamiari Month’ anime film will be available for streaming exclusively on Netflix on Tuesday, February 8th, 2022, a few days prior to Valentine's Day after it was debuted in theaters in Japan on October 8th.
A teaser is now available for viewing.
‘Child of Kamairi Month’: Storyline
The film's story focuses on Kanna (CV: Aju Makita), a girl who can no longer face her beloved 'running' after her mother's passing. One day, a rabbit named Shiro (Maaya Sakamoto), who is a shinshi (a messenger of gods), and a boy named Yasha (Miyu Irino), an oni (ogre) boy, appear at her. Kanna crosses the boundary between people and gods, and is invited into Izumo.
The inspiration for the film comes from Kamiarizuki (the month when there are gods), which is another name for October in the lunar calendar in the old Izumo region (now Shimane prefecture). The tale pulls from the mythology that gods from all over Japan gather at the Izumo Taisha Shrine during Kamiarizauki. In the other areas in Japan, it is called Kannazuki (the month when there are no gods).
‘Child of Kamiari Month’: The Voices And Characters
Below is the full cast list of Child of Kamairi Month:
Aju Makita (After the Storm) as Kanna
Maaya Sakamoto (The Seven Deadly Sins) as Shiro
Miyu Irino (Spirited Away) as Yato
Riko Nagase (Sakura no Oyakodon) as Miki
Chafurin (Baki) as Kotoshironushi
Wataru Takagi (Pokemon: The First Movie) as Ryujin
Arata Iura (Nijiiro Carte) as Norimasa Hayama
Akira Kamiya (Conan) as Okuninushi
‘Child of Kamiari Month’: People Behind the Anime Film
Takana Shirai (assistant animation director of Children of the Sea), who has a grandmother born in Shimane, serves as the director of Child of Kamiari Month.
The animation producer is Tetsuro Satomi (Ninja Batman), storyboards by Tomomi Mochizuki (Ocean Waves), and character designers from Haruka Sagawa (Happy-Go-Lucky Days).
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