Anthem of the Heart
Tatsuyuki Nagai, 2015 (119m)
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.