Break of Dawn release date in Fall 2022, movie theme song music confirmed by new trailer

Key visual for the anime film Break of Dawn.
Key visual for the anime film Break of Dawn. Pic credit: @natalie.mu

The Break of Dawn movie release date in Japan is October 21, 2022.

On August 25, 2022, the staff for the anime film adaptation of Tetsuya Imai’s sci-fi Break of Dawn (Bokura no Yoake) manga released a new trailer and key visual, and also revealed the film’s theme song. The trailer hypes up the film’s premiere in Fall 2022!

The film’s theme song is “Itsushika” (Before You Know It) by Japanese singer, dancer, and choreographer, Daichi Miura, and part of the song is played in the trailer.

You can watch the trailer on Avex Pictures official YouTube channel here:

劇場アニメーション「ぼくらのよあけ」本予告
The official trailer for the anime film Break of Dawn.

In regards to my song “Itsushika”, which is the theme song for Break of Dawn, there are parts that are linked to the story and inspired by its events. My aim was for the song to evoke bittersweet feelings and childhood memories. I think people will find the song relatable.

Daichi Miura commented at Comic Natalie

What is the plot of Break of Dawn?

The story is set in a futuristic Japan in the year 2049 where humanity has become aware for a number of years that the Earth will have an unavoidable collision with a large-scale comet named SH III-Earlville that will have disastrous consequences for the planet. The story focuses on a young boy named Yuma Sawatari, whose hobbies are learning everything he can about outer space and robots.

Although Yuma is aware that his time on Earth is about to be cut short he remains strangely optimistic and is interested in anything related to the comet rather than being scared by it.  One day, the Sawatari family’s home-use Autobot Nanako which was equipped with Artificial Intelligence is hacked by an unknown entity.

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The being from outer space calls herself Nigetsu no Reimei-go and explains she malfunctioned during her descent to Earth in 2022 due to problems upon entering the atmosphere. The malfunction caused her to mimic one of the buildings in the apartment complex where Yuma and his family live, and then she lay dormant while she recovered her strength.

Nigetsu no Reimei-go has a special request for Yuma, “I have a favor to ask. Will you help me return to space?”

Yuma and his friends begin a top-secret mission over their summer break. Yuma and the alien begin to form a strong bond of friendship as it teaches Yuma all about space and advanced technology, but the alien is hiding something important about her connection to the incoming comet.

Will the comet destroy the Earth and kill Yuma along with the rest of humanity? Will the alien being reveal its connection to the comet and somehow stop its descent? Will the being survive its collision with Earth? You’ll have to watch the film in order to find out!

The trailer seems to hint that Nanako’s personality disappears once the unknown existence “February Dawn” is returned to space.

Key visual for the anime film Break of Dawn with the catchphrase "On that day, the future we've been waiting for began".
Key visual for the anime film Break of Dawn with the catchphrase, “On that day, the future we’ve been waiting for began”. Pic credit: @natalie.mu

Who are the cast members?

Break of Dawn cast members include:

  • Hana Sugisaki – Yuma Sawatari
  • Aoi Yuki – Nanako
  • Natsumi Fujiwara – Shingo Kishi
  • Nobuhiko Okamoto – Ginnosuke Tadokoro
  • Inori Minase – Kaori Kawai
  • Haruka Tomatsu – Wako Kishi
  • Romi Park – The February Dawn
  • Kana Hanazawa – Haruka Sawatari
  • Yoshimasa Hosoya – Ryo Sawatari
  • Kenjiro Tsuda – Yoshitatsu Kawai
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Who are the members of the production team?

Break of Dawn production team members include:

  • Director – Tomoyuki Kurokawa (Dragonar Academy, Psychic Detective Yakumo)
  • Animation – Zero-G
  • Scriptwriter– Dai Sato (Eureka Seven’s script supervisor, ten Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex episodes, three Cowboy Bebop episodes)
  • Original animation character designer and concept designer – Pomodorosa (Listeners, Deca-Dence)
  • Character designer and Chief Animation Director – Takahiko Yoshida (Cells at Work!, Big Windup!)
  • Music composer – Masaru Yokoyama (Fruits Basket 2021, Your Lie in April, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans)
  • Distributor – GAGA and Avex Pictures

Where can I read the manga?

Tetsuya Imai wrote and illustrated the sci-fi magna Break of Dawn (Bokura no Yoake), which was serialized in Kodansha’s seinen manga magazine Monthly Afternoon from January to October 2011. The manga’s chapters have been collected in two tankobon volumes. The manga’s English version has been licensed by Kodansha USA Publishing for release in North America.

If you’re lucky enough to live in Japan, tickets for the movie go on sale today, and a special “2049” calendar will be given to customers.

Are you looking forward to the film Break of Dawn? Let us know in the comment section below!

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