A new clip for the Break of Dawn anime emerged today, on the film’s Japanese premiere date day.
Namely, the Break of Dawn movie release date in Japan was on October 21, the Fall 2022 anime season.
Today’s clip features Nigatsu no Remei-Gou (unofficial translation: “The February Dawn”) showing MC Yūma and his friends its Rainbow Root home of 12,000 years back.
On July 5, 2022, it was confirmed that the movie would be out in October 2022. On the occasion, the main staff and cast were revealed (see below for a full list).
Supporting Bokura no Yoake cast members were revealed on August 10.
On August 25, 2022, the movie got a release date, a trailer, and a key visual.
On October 11, another Break of Dawn movie clip was released via the Avex Pictures YouTube channel.
About Break of Dawn
The Break of Dawn (ぼくらのよあけ, Bokura no Yoake) anime movie is based on the eponymous manga series by Tetsuya Imai serialized from January to October 2011. For the entirety of its run, the manga was serialized in Kodansha’s Monthly Afternoon. The individual chapters have been collected into two tankōbon volumes.
The plot is set in the year 2049 when a collision with a large-scale comet is expected to take place. The story focuses on Yūma Sawatari — who is obsessed with the collision — and his household robot Nanako.
The twist is: Nanako gets hacked by Nigatsu no Remei-Gou, whereupon the extraterrestrials ask Yūma to help them get back home. What’s more, the extraterrestrials are somehow connected to the impending collision and Yūma has to unravel the link.
Imai is known as the mangaka behind the award-winning Alice & Zoroku (アリスと蔵六, Arisu to Zōroku) manga series that began serialization in Tokuma Shoten’s magazine Monthly Comic Ryū in December 2012. Seven Seas Entertainment has licensed the series for an English-language release. A manga-inspired anime adaptation premiered in April 2017 and was streamed by Crunchyroll and Funimation.
The Break of Dawn cast and staff
Tomoyuki Kurokawa (PSYCHO-PASS) directed the film at Zero-G (Dive!!).
Additional staff members include:
- Takahiko Yoshida (Yowamushi Pedal) — animation director, character design
- Dai Satō (Cowboy Bebop) — script
- Pomodorosa — concept design
- Masaru Yokoyama (Urusei Yatsura 2022) — music composer
The Bokura no Yoake cast members include:
- Hana Sugisaki — Yūma Sawatari
- Aoi Yuki — Nanako
- Inori Minase — Kaori Kawai
- Natsumi Fujiwara — Shingo Kishi
- Inori Minase — Honoka Kawai
- Nobuhiko Okamoto — Ginnosuke Tadokoro
- Haruka Sawatari — Wako Kishi
- Romi Park — Nigatsu no Remei-Gou (“The February Dawn”)
- Kana Hanazawa — Haruka Sawatari
- Yoshimasa Hosoya — Ryo Sawatari
- Kenjirō Tsuda— Yoshitatsu Kawai
The theme song is “Itsushika” (“Before You Know It”) by Daichi Miura.