Shinei Animation’s autobiographical memoir Totto-Chan: The Little Girl at the Window (Madoigwa no Totto-chan) announced four cast members on Wednesday.
The newly announced cast includes (pictured above from left to right):
Kōji Yakusho as Sōsaku Kobayashi, Totto-chan’s principal at Tomoe Gakuen Shun Oguri as Moritsuna Kuroyanagi, Totto-chan’s father Anne (Anne Watanabe) as Cho Kuroyanagi, Totto-chan’s mother, Karen Takizawa as her Oishi, Totto-chan’s homeroom teacher
The film stars 7-year-old girl Liliana Ohno as Totto-chan.
© 黒柳徹子／2023 映画 「窓ぎわのトットちゃん」製作委員会
The film will open in Japan on December 8.
Shinnosuke Yakuwa (Eiga Doremon: Shin Nobita no Daimakyō-Peko to 5-nin no Tankentai, Doremon the Movie: Nobita and the Birth of Japan 2016, Doremon the Movie: Nobita’s Chronicle of the Moon Exploration) is directing the film at Shinei Animation . and he is also writing the script with Yōsuke Suzuki (Pazudora). Shizue Kaneko (Monster Strike The Movie, Adachi and Shimamura, How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord) is designing the characters.
Kuroyanagi’s memoir tells the story of going to school at Tomoe Gakuen, after not fitting in at her original elementary school. She meets special students and learns new things at school, even as Japan falls into war.
Kuroyanagi published the book in Japan in 1981, where it became a bestseller the next year. It became required reading for Japanese elementary school students in the 1980s and was also translated into English and many other languages worldwide.
Source: Natalie comics