Studio Colorido (Penguin Highway, Pokemon: Twilight Wings) is back with a new animated feature film. This time, it will be an original story anime titled Nakitai Watashi wa Neko o Kaburu, which literally translates to “Wanting to Cry, I Pretend to Be a Cat”. They have revealed a new trailer for the upcoming film, as well as a new visual:

The anime has the theme of “Finding one’s true self”. It follows junior high school student Miyo “Muge” Sasaki, who finds herself in love with classmate Kento Hinode. As she continues to pursue her crush, she finds a magic mask which allows her to transform into a cat named Taro. She uses it to get closer to Kento. However, as she uses the mask more, she finds herself unable to transform back into a human.

Mirai Shida (The Wind Rises’ Kayo Horikoshi) will play Miyo, while Natuki Hane (Kimetsu no Yaiba’s Tanjirou Kamado) will voice Kento. Sailor Moon’s Junichi Sato will co-direct the film with Tomotaka Shibayama, with Studio Colorido animating the project. Renowned writer Mari Okada is writing the story.

source: Toho Animation