Funimation has opened bookings for their upcoming theatrical release of Sing a Bit of Harmony, the award-winning opus from Yasuhiro Yoshiura (Patema Inverted, Time of Eve).
Tickets are available via the official website, and Dan Barnett will be covering both the film and interviewing the cast in the coming week. In the meantime, here's the official information and clip from the film:
From the Press Release: Sing a Bit of Harmony won Best Animated Film at the New York City Film and Television Festival, and Audience Award at the Scotland Loves Anime Festival in Glasgow, and was recently named a finalist for New York Animation Film Awards.
English actors voicing the main characters from Sing a Bit of Harmony including include: Megan Shipman as Shion; Risa Mei as Satomi; Jordan Dash Cruz as Toma; Ian Sinclair as Gotchan; Alexis Tipton as Aya; and Kamen Casey as Thunder.
“Sing a Bit of Harmony is not only a delightful story of love and friendship, but also about acceptance,” said Mitchel Berger, Funimation Global Group’s Senior Vice President of Commerce. “As one of our first co-productions, we’re proud to team with Bandai Namco Arts to bring the film to theaters and audiences this coming January.”
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!