The upcoming anime film adaptation of Tetsuko Kuroyanagi’s beloved autobiographical memoir, “Totto-Chan: The Little Girl at the Window” (Madoigwa no Totto-chan), has unveiled its first four cast members, generating excitement among fans.
In this highly-anticipated film, the role of Totto-chan will be portrayed by the talented 7-year-old actress, Liliana Ohno.
The newly announced cast includes:
- Anne (Anne Watanabe) as Cho Kuroyanagi, Totto-chan’s mother
- Karen Takizawa as Miss Oishi, Totto-chan’s homeroom teacher
- Kōji Yakusho as Sōsaku Kobayashi, Totto-chan’s principal at Tomoe Gakuen
- Shun Oguri as Moritsuna Kuroyanagi, Totto-chan’s father
Japanese audiences can mark their calendars for the film’s release on December 8th, creating eager anticipation for this heartwarming cinematic experience.
At the helm of this creative endeavor is director Shinnosuke Yakuwa, known for his work on notable projects such as “Eiga Doraemon: Shin Nobita no Daimakyō – Peko to 5-nin no Tankentai,” “Doraemon the Movie: Nobita and the Birth of Japan 2016,” and “Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s Chronicle of the Moon Exploration.”
Collaborating on the script with Yakuwa is Yōsuke Suzuki, renowned for his contributions to “Pazudora.” The character design for this enchanting world is masterfully crafted by Shizue Kaneko, acclaimed for her work on titles like “Monster Strike The Movie,” “Adachi and Shimamura,” and “How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord.”
Kuroyanagi’s memoir narrates her remarkable journey of transitioning to Tomoe Gakuen after feeling out of place at her initial elementary school. There, she encounters a diverse group of students and embarks on a captivating educational adventure, all set against the backdrop of Japan’s tumultuous wartime period.
First published in Japan in 1981, the memoir swiftly soared to bestseller status within a year. It later became essential reading material for Japanese elementary school students during the 1980s and was subsequently translated into English and numerous other languages, captivating audiences worldwide.
Source | Comic Natalie