The Anthem of the Heart

Jun She was once a very happy girl, but her family was torn apart because of what she said when she was very young. When the egg fairy appeared in front of her, her ability to talk was sealed away to stop her from hurting anybody else. Since this traumatic experience, Jun lives in the shadows away from the limelight. But, one day, she is nominated to become an executive member of the "community outreach council." On top of that, Jun is also appointed to play the main lead in their musical...

The Anthem of the Heart was one of the Jury Selections in the Animation Division of the 19th Japan Media Arts Festival. It was also nominated for the Animation of the Year award in the 39th Japan Academy Prize.

The Anthem of the Heart, Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda in Japanese, was created by the production staff of the 2011 anime series Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai). Both works are set in the city of Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture.

Story

Jun Naruse is a girl who carries the guilt of breaking up her family with the words she carelessly uttered when she was young…

Suddenly, a mysterious “Egg Fairy” appears in front of Jun and casts a curse on her so that she can never hurt anybody with her words. Jun’s ability to speak is sealed away: every time she tries, she feels a pain in her stomach. Traumatized by this experience, Jun hides her feelings deep inside of her heart, turning to e-mail messages on her mobile phone as her sole means of communication.

Jun is now a second year high school student. One day, her homeroom teacher appoints Jun and three other students as members of the Regional Friendship Exchange Executive Committee. As it turns out, the appointed group is a rather unexpected mix of students. Other than Jun, the members of the Committee are Takumi Sakagami, the burn-out who never speaks his true intentions; Daiki Tasaki, the former baseball team ace who failed his run at the Championships due to an injury; and Natsuki Nito, the cheerleader and honor student who has some concerns about her love life. They all suffer from emotional trauma just like Jun.


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