As we grow up friendships always change. Sometimes from immature decisions or just developing different personalities that are no longer compatible. Sometimes they just take time to come back. Other times you need a little push. This is the case in Funimation‘s feature film, Sing A Bit of Harmony.
In this film, we find Satomi who seems completely at peace with being a loner in school. But when an AI named Shion shows up at her school things begin to drastically change. Shion makes it her mission to make Satomi happy. One method she thinks would be effective is to sing out loud to her. This of course seems very strange to her classmates. But despite the awkwardness of the situation, the songs seem to drive deep in the hearts of the characters. Slowly bringing back together for quite the adventure and rekindling of friendships.
With the release of Sing A Bit of Harmony, LRM Online‘s Emmanuel Gomez talked to Jordan Dash Cruz and Ian Sinclair. They are two of the English voice actors for the film. Cruz voices Toma and Sinclair voices Gotchan. They share with us more information about their character and how they relate to them. Also we talk about how a character like Shion can bring these characters all back together. It was a great conversation that you can check out down below.
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Synopsis for Funimation’s Sing A Bit Of Harmony
Sing a Bit of Harmony tells the story of the beautiful and mysterious Shion (Tao Tsuchiya) who transfers to Keibu High School where she quickly becomes popular for her open-hearted personality and exceptional athletic talent… but she turns out to be an AI (artificial intelligence) in the testing phase! Shion’s goal is to bring chronic loner Satomi (Haruka Fukuhara) “happiness.” But her strategy is something no human would expect: she serenades Satomi in the middle of the classroom.
After finding out that Shion is an AI, Satomi and her childhood friend, engineering geek Toma (Asuka Kudo), steadily warm up to the new student. Along with the popular and attractive Gotchan (Kazuyuki Okitsu), the strong-willed Aya (Mikako Komatsu), and judo club member “Thunder” (Satoshi Hino), they become more and more moved by Shion’s singing voice and earnestness even as her antics bewilder them. But what Shion does for Satomi’s sake ends up involving them all in some serious pandemonium… Get ready for the heartwarming story of a not quite market-ready AI and her classmates!
Sing A Bit Of Harmony is now in theaters. Presented in Japanese with English subtitles and English dub. Check your local theater for showtimes in your language preference. Subbed and dubbed showings vary by theater.