Aniplex has revealed an emotional new movie project for next year: Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai (I Want to Eat Your Pancreas).
The title may sound like a terrible pickup line or a bizarre zombie romance, but that’s not the case. I Want to Eat Your Pancreas follows a girl who has terminal pancreatic cancer and has one year to live.
The movie is based on Yoru Sumino’s novel of the same name. An unnamed boy finds Sakura Yamaguchi’s diary during a hospital visit. After reading it, he learns that Sakura has been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer and that she has been hiding it from her classmates. He promises to keep Sakura’s secret while spending time with her during her last months of life.
Aniplex will announce the production staff and voice cast at a later date. I Want to Eat Your Pancreas will premiere in 2018.