Happy-Go-Lucky Days Romance Manga Gets Anime Film

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Happy-Go-Lucky Days Romance Manga Gets Anime Film and Fragtime’s Takuya Satō directs LIDEN FILMS. Story by Wandering Son/Sweet Blue Flowers creator

On Wednesday an official website launched in order to announce that an anime adaptation has been green-lit for Takako Shimura’s Happy-Go-Lucky Days (Dōnika Naru Hibi) manga. The anime will open in Japanese theaters for a limited screening run early next summer.

The main staff for Happy-Go-Lucky Days is as follows:
  • Original work: Dounika Naru Hibi by Takako Shimura (published by Ohta Publishing)
  • Supervising director: Takuya Satō
  • Director: Kouji Aritomi
  • Screenplay: Takuya Satō, Yasunori Ide, Yoriko Tomita
  • Character design: Haruka Sagawa
  • Color design: Sachie Nakamura (BeLoop)
  • Art concept: Yutaka Ito
  • Art direction: Yukihiro Saito
  • Director of photography: Junpei Takatsu
  • Editor: Mai Hasegawa (editz)
  • Animation production: LIDEN FILMS Kyoto Studio
  • Distribution: Pony Canyon

Told in a series of vignettes, Happy-Go-Lucky Days focuses on short stories of everyday life and love – such as a person attending an ex-lover’s wedding, a student developing a crush on a teacher, or childhood friends reuniting as adults and discovering how much they’ve each changed. The film will receive a limited theatrical release in Japan in the early summer of 2019. 


I wanted to express in a video that “any kind of romance and any way of life is all “normal,” so I raised my hand in the animation of this work. Shimura-sensei’s flat, non-special treatment of someone, but somewhere with a warm look, will surely add to the lives of various people living in this era. In this anime, I chose “Story that reminds me of someone who used to be together but now has gone far away.” I would be happy if you could hold your painful and loving memories in the theater while watching this work.

Keisuke Terada (producer)

The original is an omnibus-style collection of only sober works. I’m in the midst of drawing, but I’m not drawing with the enthusiasm of making it quiet, but as a result, it is often described as plain. Nevertheless, I would like to express my gratitude to the staff who found me among many manga’s decided to make it into anime and took care of every detail. And I put together the short stories that I personally like. I’m just getting down my head. I would be glad if readers could see it.

Takako Shimura

Sources: Ota-suke, MoCa, Comic Natalie, Official Website

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