BokuAi, KimiAi Films’ Videos Preview Theme Songs
Toei began streaming two new “heart-fluttering” music videos for the anime films of Yomiji Otono’s Boku ga Aishita Subete no Kimi e (To Every You I’ve Loved Before) and Kimi o Aishita Hitori no Boku e (To Me, The One Who Loved You) novels on Thursday. The videos preview the respective theme songs for both films, with footage from the films alongside the songs.
- Keina Suda performs the insert song “Kumo o Kō” (Love the Clouds) for Boku ga Aishita Subete no Kimi e.
- Saucy Dog performs the insert song “Shion” (Aster) for Kimi o Aishita Hitori no Boku e.
Both artists are also performing insert songs for both films. Keina Suda performs the insert song “Rakka Ryūsui” for Boku ga Aishita Subete no Kimi e. Saucy Dog performs the insert song “Summer Daydream” for Kimi o Aishita Hitori no Boku e.
Actor Hio Miyazawa (left in the image above, live-action Kakegurui, Boku no Hatsukoi o Kimi ni Sasagu) plays the protagonist Koyomi Takasaki as a high school student in Boku ga Aishita Subete no Kimi e, as well as Koyomi Takasaki as an elementary school student in Kimi o Aishita Hitori no Boku e. The role is Miyazawa’s voice-acting debut. Ai Hashimoto (center, Natsunagu!, Blood-C: The Last Dark, live-action Parasyte) voices the heroine Kazune Takigawa in Boku ga Aishita Subete no Kimi e. Aju Makita (right, Shoplifters, Child of Kamiari Month) voices the heroine Shiori Satō in Kimi o Aishita Hitori no Boku e.
Both films will open simultaneously on October 7.
Each movie will have different directors and animation studios. Jun Matsumoto (Brothers Conflict, Night Raid 1931) is directing Boku ga Aishita Subete no Kimi e at BAKKEN RECORD. Kenichi Kasai (Honey and Clover, Nodame Cantabile, Amanchu!) is directing Kimi o Aishita Hitori no Boku e at TMS Entertainment. Riko Sakaguchi (The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, Mary, and The Witch’s Flower) is penning the script for both films, and shimano (JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World novel cover art) is credited for character design concepts for both films. Takashi Ohmama (Castle Town Dandelion, Dances with the Dragons, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury) is composing both films’ music.
Otono released the two science-fiction romance novels on the same day June 23, 2016. Both complement each other but can be read in either order. The books take place in a world where traveling to parallel worlds is a common, everyday occurrence.
Boku ga Aishita Subete no Kimi e centers on Koyomi Takasaki, a boy who lives with his mother after his parent’s divorce. He attempts to make friends in his new college prep school, but his social awkwardness combined with an atmosphere of focusing on his studies means he is unsuccessful. One day, his classmate Kazune Takigawa approaches him and tells him that she is actually from World Line 85, where she and Koyomi are lovers.
Kimi o Aishita Hitori no Boku e centers on Koyomi Hidaka, a boy who lives with his father after his parent’s divorce. He meets a girl named Shiori Satō at his father’s research lab, and they begin a relationship that is slowly blossoming into love. But everything changes when their parents decide to marry each other, and they decide to move to a parallel world where they are not stepsiblings.
Sources: Toei’s YouTube channel (link 2), Comic Natalie