The anime film adaptation of I Want to Eat Your Pancreas novel will be screened in Indonesia around October-November 2018. The information was revealed in brochures given away by Encore Films and Moxienotion during C3 AFA Jakarta 2018 event. The brochures also contain information of three other Japanese films: Over Drive, which has been screened since 5 September 2018, while Laplace’s Witch and Killing for the Prosecution will also be screened in the coming October or November 2018. In Japan, I Want to Eat Your Pancreas has been screened since 1 September 2018.
Kimi no Suizo o Tabetai, or I Want to Eat Your Pancreas is a novel written by Yoru Sumino. It tells the story of a boy who accidentally read the diary of his classmate, Sakura Yamauchi, leading him to find out that her life will only last for several months due to a pancreatic disease. The boy then decided to get along with Sakura until the last days of her life.
The novel was a web novel published on the Shousetsuka ni Narou website in 2014. Futabasha then released the novel on print in 2015, with cover illustration drawn by loundraw (character designer for Tsuki ga Kirei). The novel has been adapted as a comic by Idumi Kirihara in 2016, and a live-action film adaptation that premiered in Japan in July 2018.
In the anime film, Mahiro Takasugi voiced the protagonist, while Lynn voiced the sick girl Sakura Yamauchi, and Emi Wakui voiced Sakura’s mother. Sumika performed the opening, ending, and insert songs of the film. The film is written and directed by Shinichiro Ushijima at Studio VOLN, while Yuichi Oka handles the animation and character design, and Hiroko Sebu compose the music.
In Indonesia, the novel I Want to Eat Your Pancreas has been published by Penerbit Haru since March 2017. The novel has been republished in 2018 with a new cover.
Yoru Sumino, the writer of the novel, has also announced a sequel of the novel titled Chichi to Tsuioku no Dareka ni (To My Father and to Someone in My Memories), that tells the story one year after the event in the first novel. The sequel was only distributed to those who watched the film in cinemas in Japan, and there has not been any information whether the sequel will get a general release.
The Indonesian Anime Times