CoMix Wave Films brought us one of the most popular anime films in history with Makoto Shinkai’s your name. Now, they’re teaming up with Chinese animation producers Haoliners for an anthology film titled Shikioriori. And with its summer premiere fast approaching, the anime’s staff have revealed the Japanese cast for this film which has a setting in modern-day China.

The film will feature three separate stories set in three different Chinese cities, with protagonists taking a look back at their pasts. And with three different stories, it will also have three different visionary Chinese directors. Yi Xiaoxingb will direct the first story, Hidamari no Choushoku, which takes part in the director’s hometown of Hunan. Meanwhile, Takeuchi Yoshitaka will direct the second one titled Chiisana Fashion Sow, which follows two sisters in Guangzhou Province. Finally, Haoliners founder Li Haoling is directing the third tale, Shanghai Koi, which will be a youthful love story. The main cast includes:

“Hidamari no Chousyoku” 

Taito Ban as Xiaoming

 “Chiisana Fashion Show”

Minako Kotobuki as Ilyn

Haruka Shiraishi as Lulu

Hiroki Yasumoto as Steve

 “Shanghai Love”

Takeo Oostuka as Rimo

Ikumi Hasegawa as Shaoyu

Makoto Shinkai may not be directing it, but it sure looks beautiful, huh? The film will premiere in Japan sometime in summer 2018, so better expect some of the studios stunning visuals.

source: Shikioriori official