Anthem of the Heart

Tatsuyuki Nagai, 2015 (119m)

Anthem of the Heart

When young Jun Naruse spots her father with another woman, she innocently tells her mother what she has seen - a revelation that leads to the parents’ divorce. Jun is horrified at what has happened, and is visited by a mysterious talking egg who appears to steal away her ability to talk. Years later, Jun is a high school student who still refuses to speak a word. When she end up on a school committee with classmates Takumi, Natsuki and Daiki, they wind up with a very specific task: put together a musical. While Jun is unable to talk, she becomes determined to try and sing. As she grows closer to her three new friends, Jun gains a new-found confidence… but shaking off her inability to speak proves to be a serious challenge.

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