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The Anthem of the Heart (2015)

Kokoro ga sakebitagatterunda. (original title)
A young girl had her voice magically taken away so that she would never hurt people with it, but her outlook changes when she encounters music and friendship.


Tatsuyuki Nagai


Chouheiwa Busters (original story), Mari Okada
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Inori Minase ... Jun Naruse (voice)
Koki Uchiyama Koki Uchiyama ... Takumi Sakagami (voice)
Sora Amamiya ... Natsuki Nito (voice)
Yoshimasa Hosoya ... Daiki Tasaki (voice)
Taishi Murata Taishi Murata ... Itsuki Mishima (voice)
Rie Takahashi Rie Takahashi ... Yoko Uno (voice)
Shizuka Ishigami Shizuka Ishigami ... Asuka Eda (voice)
Takanori Ohyama Takanori Ohyama ... Motoki Aizawa (voice)
Makoto Furukawa ... Toshinori Iwaki (voice)
Keiji Fujiwara ... Kazuki Joshima (voice)
Yô Yoshida ... Izumi Naruse (voice)
Eizô Tsuda Eizô Tsuda ... Yasohachi Sakagami (voice)
Kiyoko Miyazawa Kiyoko Miyazawa ... Shin Sakagami (voice)
Hirofumi Nojima Hirofumi Nojima ... Jun's Father (voice)
Kengo Kawanishi Kengo Kawanishi ... Kazuharu Yamaji (voice)


A young girl had her voice magically taken away so that she would never hurt people with it, but her outlook changes when she encounters music and friendship.

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Beautiful word, beautiful world


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Release Date:

19 September 2015 (Japan) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Wizard of Oz (1939) film is referenced in this anime. See more »


Remade as The Anthem of the Heart (2017) See more »


Lyrics by Kotringo
Music and Arrangement by Mito
Performed by Kotringo
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A quadrangular high school love story!
23 May 2016 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

The first mistake we all make is to expect it to match with the type of films what Isao Takahata, Hayao Miyazaki, Mamoru Hosada and few others direct. I meant thematically; either sci-fi, fantasy or the drama with the teen or the tween characters in the lead. Because technically this was a wonderful animation, but I was not impressed with the story, otherwise as usual, my writing would have been very long with the film quotes and other discussions.

For the beautifully sketched characters like this, the film totally wasted an opportunity. Should have been a beautiful love story or a pure fantasy, but it was a bit of uninspiring school drama that I kind frequently lost interest while watching.

I remind who wanted to watch it that it was a simple story which was like some kind of a television episode. The fantasy parts were too small to notice and the love story was very boring to emotionally feel it. It might suit for those who're seeking matured contents in an anime fantasy-romance than a cute and quirky narration. My point is it is for adults than children.

Overall, it failed to reach my expectations, but the online film rating says many has liked it. So don't mind me if you're considering it, but my review causing confusion. Because you should not have to feel what I felt, everything I said in the review is from my personal viewpoint. So I believe your opinion might differ from mine.


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