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Funimation Co-Production Sing a Bit of Harmony Heads Down Under

Funimation’s first co-production, Sing a Bit of Harmony, is headed to cinemas in Australia and New Zealand!

Here’s a glimpse of the story:

When the beautiful and mysterious Shion (Tao Tsuchiya) transfers to Keibu High School, she quickly becomes popular for her open-hearted personality and exceptional athletic talent… but she turns out to be an AI 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 | Official Trailer

A handful of new cast additions are joining the film, including Sayaka Oohara (Mitsuko), Kenji Hamada (Nomiyama), Kenjiro Tsuda (Saijyo), Kazlaser and Miyu Sakihi!

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

The film’s crew also includes Ichirou Ohkouchi (Code Geass: Lelouch of the RebellionLupin the Third Part 5) as co-screenwriter, Kanna Kii (The Stranger by the Shore) as original character designer, with J.C.STAFF (Food Wars! Shokugeki no SomaIs It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.) for animation production, and Hidekazu Shimamura (Trigun: Badlands RumbleCode Geass: Akito the Exiled) as animation director.

Stay tuned for updates on cinema release details for Sing a Bit of Harmony in Australia and New Zealand!

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