WATATEN!: An Angel Flew Down to Me: Precious Friends Reveals New PV Trailer

©Nanatsu Mukunoki, Ichijinsha/Wataten Precious Friends Partners

A new trailer has been released for the upcoming WATATEN!: An Angel Flew Down to Me: Precious Friends anime film. The trailer showcases all of the returning characters from the anime series and scenes from the film. The direct follow-up to the WATATEN! anime will premiere in Japanese theaters on October 14, 2022. 

The production team is composed of Daisuke Hiramaki (Selection Project) as director, Yuka Yamada (Slow Loop) as screenwriter, and Hiromi Nakagawa (My Senpai is Annoying) as character designer. Doga Kobo is handling the animation production after working on the anime’s first season. 

The returning voice cast consists of Reina Ueda as Miyako Hoshino, Maria Sashide as Hana Shirosaki, Rika Nagae as Hinata Hoshino, Akari Kitou as Noa Himesaka, Hitomi Oowada as Koyori Tanemura, Naomi Oozora as Kanon Konomori, and Lynn as Kouko Matsumoto. All five main voice actresses, except for Ueda and Lynn, will perform the film’s main theme song “Precious Friends!” as the unit Wataten 5

The slice of life comedy manga by Nanatsu Mukunoki was first launched in Ichijinsha’s Comic Yuri Hime magazine on November 18, 2016. 11 tankoubon volumes have been released as of June 2022. 

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©Nanatsu Mukunoki, Ichijinsha/Wataten Precious Friends Partners

WATATEN! first premiered in January 2019 and ran for 12 total episodes until March 2019. An OVA was released in November 2019. Crunchyroll streamed the anime in English for select countries and territories. It describes the anime as:

Miyako is a shy college student who is also an otaku. One day she happens to meet some angelic grade school kids! When Miyako sees her little sister’s new friend Hana-chan, Miyako’s heart won’t stop racing! Miyako tries to get along with them but struggles… A sketch comedy all about trying to get along with the super cute girl is about to begin! 

Source: WATATEN! Official Twitter 

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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