Fire up those vacation mix tapes, folks, because it’s about to get laid-back, here!
Earlier today, the official Non Non Biyori anime website updated with a new trailer for the upcoming Non Non Biyori Vacation movie. The minute-long promo sets up the major premise behind the film. Theme song Ao no Rakugaki by nano.RIPE plays as a background track.
Non Non Biyori Vacation will open in Japanese theaters on August 25.
Shinya Kawatsura (Kokoro Connect, Sagrada Reset) is returning to the director’s chair at Silver Link, with Mai Otsuka (Shakugan no Shana, Astarotte’s Toy) providing character designs. Reiko Yoshida (Bakuman, Girls und Panzer) is in charge of series composition.
Other confirmed crew members include:
- Background Art: Kusanagi
- Sound Director: Toshiki Kameyama (grooove)
- Music: Hiromi Mizutani (Team-MAX)
- Music Production: Lantis
The confirmed staff are all returning from the previous anime adaptations. The core voice cast will also reprise their roles:
- Renge Miyauchi: Kotori Koiwai
- Hotaru Ichijō: Rie Murakawa
- Natsumi Koshigaya: Ayane Sakura
- Komari Koshigaya: Kana Asumi
- Kazuho Miyauchi: Kaori Nazuka
- Kaede Kagayama: Rina Satou
- Hikage Miyauchi: Misato Fukuen
- Konomi Fujimiya: Ryoko Shintani
- Suguru Koshigaya: ????
The Non Non Biyori manga made its début in the pages of Media Factory’s Monthly Comic Alive in September 2009. The ongoing series spawned two anime adaptations, which aired in 2013 and 2015, respectively.
Sentai Filmworks currently holds the rights to both Non Non Biyori anime titles. They describe the franchise as:
When Hotaru Ichijo transfers from a school in Tokyo to the tiny little Asahigaoka Branch School in the rural countryside, she should be experiencing major culture shock. After all, there are only three other girls in the school, and none of them are even in the same grade as her. But she quickly finds herself adjusting to spending her time with first grader Renge and the Koshigaya sisters, Natsumi and Komari, who are in the seventh and eighth grade, respectively. The Koshigaya’s older brother, the only male student, isn’t so hard to get along with either. Even if it is 20 minutes by bicycle to the only place that sells comics and the video store is ten train stations away, there’s something about the laid-back lifestyle that makes her feel right at home and comfortable. It’s a big change from the big city, but there are still plenty of new adventures to look forward to as Hotaru learns that “home” really is where the heart is in NON NON BIYORI.