Today, a new movie from Naoko Yamada, the director of A Silent Voice and Liz and the Blue Bird was announced. It’s titled Kimi no Iro (Your Color).
Along with the announcement of the movie, a trailer was released that reveals the release date and premise of the movie. With a star-studded staff lineup and a mysterious premise, the movie is set to be something incredibly interesting!
The text in the trailer reads “I can see the color in people’s hearts,” and the movie is set to be released in the Autumn of 2023.
What is the premise of Your Color?
Your Color is about Totsuko, a girl that can see someone’s true feelings as colors. Whether they’re happy, sad, calm, or frightened, she can see how they feel. In order to make sure her family and friends aren’t hurt by darker emotions, she does her best to keep things light and read the mood, a habit that leads to her lying quite a bit. When she meets a beautiful girl at a bookshop that shines an equally as beautiful color, and a music-loving boy trying to put together a band, this beautiful movie will follow these three sensitive souls almost as if it was drawn as a picture.
The movie’s theme is Yamada’s specialty, “a successful adolescence.” Through the girls’ struggles, conflicts, and the motif of love, the movie will aim to create an absolutely beautiful atmosphere.
Who is working on the movie?
The script of the movie will be written by Reiko Yoshida, screenwriter of A Silent Voice, Liz and the Blue Bird, and creator of Tokyo Mew Mew. The music will be created by Kensuke Ushio, known for his work on A Silent Voice and Chainsaw Man. Serving as producers are Makoto Shinkai’s STORY Inc (Your Name, Suzume’s Door-Locking). The studio responsible for animation is Silence Saru (Get your hands off Eizouken! and Heike Monogatari), the studio to which Naoko Yamada has been contracted since 2021.
Previously, she worked with the studio on Heike Monogatari and Garden of Remembrance, making Your Color her third project with the studio. Reiko Yoshida and Kensuke Ushio are notable for being previous collaborators from her days at Kyoto Animation, making it an interesting choice to bring them in on this project.
As the series is an original work, unlike her previous work with Kyoto Animation, it will be interesting to see what the final product will look like!