A Whisker Away, also known in Japan as Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu (I Want To Weep, So I’ll Pretend to Be A Cat), an upcoming anime film written by Mari Okada (Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day) and directed by Junichi Sato (Sailor Moon), which will debut on Netflix worldwide on June 18, released a new promo video on June 12, previewing Yorushika’s final theme song ‘Usotsuki’ (literally ‘Lying Moon,’ but if ‘tsuki’ is read in hiragana instead of kanji, can also mean ‘lier’).
The original story about finding one’s true self is set in Tokoname, Aichi and centers on Miyo “Muge” Sasaki. She is a peculiar second-year junior high student who has fallen in love with her classmate Kento Hinode. Muge resolutely pursues Hinode every day, but he takes no notice of her. Nevertheless, while carrying a secret she can tell no one, Muge continues to pursue Hinode. Muge discovers a magic mask that allows her to transform into a cat named Tarō. The magic lets Muge get close to Hinode, but eventually it may also make her unable to transform back to a human.
Mirai Shida (The Secret World of Arrietty’s Arrietty, The Wind Rises’ Kayo Horikoshi, My Hero Academia: Two Heroes’ Melissa Shield) is playing Muge (seen left in image below) and Tarō. Natsuki Hanae (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’s Tanjirō Kamado, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.’s Reita Toritsuka, Digimon Adventure tri.’s Taichi Yagami). The Studio Colorido produced anime film premieres on Netflix worldwide on June 18.
- Kōichi Yamadera as the Cat Storekeeper
- Hiroaki Ogi (from comedian duo OgiYahagi) as Homeroom Teacher Kusugi-sensei
- Minako Kotobuki as Yoriko Fukase, Muge’s close friend
- Kensho Ono as Masamichi Isami, Hinode’s friend
- Susumu Chiba as Yōji Sasaki, Muge’s father
- Ayako Kawasumi as Kaoru Mizutani, Muge’s father’s girlfriend
- Sayaka Ohara as Miki Saitō, Muge’s mother
- Daisuke Namikawa as Tomoya Sakaguchi, a young man who works in the Hinode family’s pottery studio
Source: Comic Natalie