[Event] Kimi dake ni Motetainda. Screening Address

Date: 2019/10/26 @ 3:50pm (address at 5pm) and 6pm (address at 7:10pm)
Guests: Saito Soma, Uchiyama Koki, Tomizono Rikiya, Umehara Yuuichirou
Event Reports Sourced: https://natalie.mu/comic/news/353043 https://mantan-web.jp/article/20191026dog00m200044000c.html https://mantan-web.jp/article/20191026dog00m200045000c.html https://www.animatetimes.com/news/details.php?id=1572247563

Regarding the story:

Soma: “The story seems simple, but it goes through various phases.”

Ucchi: “It was like a rollercoaster.”

Rikiya: “I was moved by how Koutarou gained confidence in himself.”

This was Rikiya’s first time doing voice recording, and Tsugutsugu was giving him advice. Rikiya said it was “like a dream.”

Regarding their characters:

Ume-chan: “He looks mature, but as the story progresses you see that that’s not entirely the case, and I like how your impression of him changes because of that gap.”

Soma: “I like books too, and the way he fantasizes about meeting a heroine in a story felt nostalgic, because I was like that in high school too.”

Ucchi: “He was very energetic *laughs*.” Ucchi’s character is the opposite of him, and during the recording, he was told to “Keep it at 100 the whole time.”

Regarding the film’s theme of “popularity”:

Rikiya: “I think people who give it their all are the coolest.”

Soma: “Surprisingly, I thought the same thing!”

Ume-chan: “These days, I guess it comes down to money *laughs*. So when I look at this film, I reflect on what popularity used to mean in the past.”

Soma: “That’s so sad!”

Regarding who has the biggest gap:

Soma: “Absolutely Ucchi-san. He has this cool image and the characters he voices are cool, but I feel really happy when we’re chatting during breaks and he laughs. It’s so cute!”

Regarding the theme song:

Ume-chan said it was a good song that gets stuck in your head, and even now he still finds himself humming the melody. Rikiya said that when he first saw the PV that used the song, he got goosebumps.


Soma: “It seems like a traditional adolescence film, but when you watch it, you see that the story isn’t so straight forward. That said, it’s also a pure depiction of its central themes of falling in love and mustering the courage to move ahead. I hope you enjoyed it.”