Before anyone asks; this isn’t some weird comedy horror movie. Far from it, in fact.
Yesterday, a second English subtitled trailer went live for the upcoming movie I Want to Eat Your Pancreas. According to my research, the title is a variation on something that mothers say to their children when they’re sick.
The movie features an unnamed male main character who finds a diary in a hospital one day. The diary belongs to a female classmate who is dying from a terminal illness in her pancreas. No one, apart from family members and himself, know of the illness, or that she only has a few months left to live. The unnamed hero takes it upon himself to keep her secret and to be together with her for her last few months. So obviously, this is going to be a light-hearted, fun for the whole family kind of feature, right?
The cast for the movie features Mahiro Takasugi voicing the main male character and Lynn will play the female lead, Sakura Yamauchi.
The movie will open in Japan on September 1; Aniplex of America has already announced plans to screen this movie in theaters across the United States. The movie is being produced by Studio VOLN and features Shin’ichirou Ushijima as director and writer.
Yes, the title of this one sounds weird to our ears, but that doesn’t change the fact that this sounds like it’s going to be a powerful film.