It has been confirmed that an anime film adaptation of the SF manga Break of Dawn will be released in October 2022.
The manga Break of Dawn (ぼくらのよあけ, Bokura no Yoake), written and illustrated by Tetsuya Imai, was published in Kodansha’s Monthly Afternoon from January to October 2011. The chapters were combined into two tankōbon volumes.
The exact premiere date has not been announced, so stay tuned!
The anime film “Break of Dawn”: What we know so far
It was announced in March 2022 that the animated film Break of Dawn was in production. No additional information was provided at the time, but now we know the cast and seiyuu (voice) for the main characters.
The cast of Break of Dawn is as follows:
- Zero-G (Dive!!) — Production
- Tomoyuki Kurokawa (PSYCHO-PASS) – Director
- Takahiko Yoshida – Animation Director, Character Design
- Dai Satō (Cowboy Bebop) – Screenplay
- Pomodorosa — concept design
- Masaru Yokoyama (Urusei Yatsura 2022) — Music
Sugisaki Hana (Rukia Kuchiki from Bleach) will voice the main character Yūma Sawatari and Aoi Yuki (I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level’s Azusa) will voice Nanako.
A second trailer showing the series’ two main protagonists (Yūma Sawatari and his robot Nanako) has been unveiled. Just look:
The first glimpse of the character design has also been made available on the official website of the anime film “Break of Dawn”.
The first Break of Dawn trailer was revealed in March when the manga adaptation was first announced:
Back then, Tetsuya Imai drew an illustration to celebrate the announcement.
The Break of Dawn manga
As mentioned above, Break of Dawn (ぼくらのよあけ, Bokura no Yoake) is a SF manga created by Tetsuya Imai. It was released monthly afternoons from January to October 2011, with all chapters collected into two tankōbon volumes.
The action takes place in the year 2049, when a collision with a large comet is expected. The focus is on Yūma, a boy obsessed with space and collision, and his robot Nanako, who can only do basic chores.
One day, when Yūma asks Nanako about space, a lost alien ship hacks into the robot’s system. The aliens ask Yūma to help them return home. Needless to say, the aliens are somehow connected to the upcoming collision, but how exactly?
As a side note, Imai is also the author of the award-winning manga Alice & Zoroku (アリスと蔵六, Arisu to Zōroku), which began publication in Tokuma Shoten’s Monthly Comic Ryū magazine in December 2012. Seven Seas Entertainment has licensed the series for an English audience. The manga inspired a TV anime adaptation that premiered in April 2017 and streamed on Crunchyroll and Funimation.