A 30-second “AI special trailer” for the upcoming Sing a Bit of Harmony has been released. The sci-fi drama movie will premiere on October 29 in Japan.
The movie is also set to receive a January 2022 U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand release. Funimation describes the film as:
Sing a Bit of Harmony tells the story of the beautiful and mysterious Shion (Tao Tsuchiya) who transfers to Keibu High School where she quickly becomes popular for her open-hearted personality and exceptional athletic talent… but she turns out to be an AI (artificial intelligence) in the testing phase! Shion’s goal is to bring chronic loner Satomi (Haruka Fukuhara) “happiness.” But her strategy is something no human would expect: she serenades Satomi in the middle of the classroom. After finding out that Shion is an AI, Satomi and her childhood friend, engineering geek Toma (Asuka Kudo), steadily warm up to the new student. Along with the popular and attractive Gotchan (Kazuyuki Okitsu), the strong-willed Aya (Mikako Komatsu), and judo club member “Thunder” (Satoshi Hino), they become more and more moved by Shion’s singing voice and earnestness even as her antics bewilder them. But what Shion does for Satomi’s sake ends up involving them all in some serious pandemonium… Get ready for the heartwarming story of a not quite market-ready AI and her classmates!
Sing a Bit of Harmony‘s staff includes Yasuhiro Yoshiura (Patema Inverted, Time of Eve) as the director and co-screen writer, Ichirou Oukouchi (SK8 the Infinity series composer and scriptwriter) as co-screen writer, Kanna Kii (Umibe no Étranger manga author and illustrator) as the original character designer, Hidekazu Shimamura (BAKUMATSU CRISIS character designer) as the chief animation director and character designer, Ryo Takahashi (SK8 the Infinity) as the music composer, and Yohei Matsui as the songwriter. J.C.Staff is the animation production studio.
Meanwhile, the cast includes Tao Tsuchiya as Shion, Haruka Fukuhara as Satomi, Asuka Kudou as Tōma, Kazuyuki Okitsu as Gocchan, Mikako Komatsu as Aya, Satoshi Hino as Sandā, Sayaka Ouhara as Satomi’s mother Mitsuko, Kenji Hamada as Nomiyama, and Kenjirou Tsuda as Saijō.
Source: Bandai Namco Arts Channel