Amazon Prime’s Modern Love Tokyo has revealed a new trailer on Aug 19, 2022, featuring snippets of Naoko Yamada’s anime episode in the drama.
The trailer previews the melodious theme song, Setting Sail, performed by Awesome City Club.
Atsuko Hirayanagi, the director of the episode ‘Oh Lucy!’, and also the showrunner of the series commented that that the message that connects each episode in the anthology series is that ‘love is an unstoppable force’, and that even though each director has a varied style for expressing feelings, the raw emotions of the characters are universal.
“I think the message that connects each episode is that ‘love’ is an unstoppable ‘force’ that makes us do things we would not normally do. The theme of ‘love’ is universal, and I hoped that through this theme, viewers around the world would be able to catch a glimpse of present-day Japan and connect with it beyond language and culture. Each director’s style and manner of expression is unique and varied, but the raw emotions of the main characters are very realistic. Since the film is based on a true story, I thought it was important to convey the core of the story faithfully.”
The anime episode, distinctive to the Japanese adaptation, will be titled “Kare ga Kanaderu Futari no Shirabe“. Haru Kuroki and Masataka Kubota have been cast as voice actors in the anime episode.
Kuroki will voice Tamami Sakurai, who is described as being good natured, and Kubota will voice Tamami’s high school classmate, Rin Kajitani.
Modern Love Tokyo will exclusively hit the Amazon Prime platform on Oct 21, 2022.
Modern Love Tokyo is the Japanese adaptation of Prime Video’s original romantic anthology series “Modern Love“. The series stars Asami Mizukawa, Hiromi Nagasaku, Yûsuke Santamaria, Sôsuke Ikematsu, and Naomi Scott, with episodes directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa (“Wife of a Spy”), Naoko Ogigami (“Close-Knit”), Ryuichi Hiroki (“Ride or Die”), Nobuhiro Yamashita (“Matsugane ransha jiken”), and Atsuko Hirayanagi (“Oh Lucy!”), who also serves as showrunner.
Modern Love Tokyo will depict the diversity of love and the bonds between people that are unique to the modern age, including matching app encounters, sexlessness, senior love, and love that transcends borders.
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