Drifting Home

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Drifting Home
Drifting Home Poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Kanji雨を告げる漂流団地
Revised HepburnAme o Tsugeru Hyōryū Danchi
Directed byHiroyasu Ishida
Written by
  • Hiroyasu Ishida
  • Hayashi Mori
  • Minaka Sakamoto
Produced byKoji Yamamoto
Starring
CinematographyKei Machida
Edited byRyota Kinami
Music byUmitarō Abe
Production
company
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
  • September 16, 2022 (2022-09-16)
Running time
119 minutes
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese

Drifting Home (Japanese: 雨を告げる漂流団地, Hepburn: Ame o Tsugeru Hyōryū Danchi) is a 2022 Japanese animated coming-of-age fantasy adventure comedy-drama film co-written and directed by Hiroyasu Ishida. Produced by Studio Colorido, the film was released simultaneously in Japanese theaters and on Netflix on September 16, 2022.

Plot[edit]

Kosuke Kumagaya and Natsume Tonai, both 11 years old, are childhood friends who grew up like siblings. The relationship between the two began to be strained after the death of Kosuke's grandfather, Yasuji. One day during the summer vacation, Kosuke and his classmates, Taishi, Yuzuru, Reina, and Juri, sneak into the "ghost housing complex" that has been slated for demolition. The housing complex was also a house full of memories where Kosuke and Natsume grew up. Kosuke unexpectedly encounters Natsume there and hears about the existence of a mysterious boy named Noppo in the complex. The group argues and heavy rain ensues. After the rain had stopped, the housing complex was suddenly drifting in the middle of the ocean.

Voice cast[edit]

Character Japanese voice[1][2] English voice[3]
Natsume Tonai Asami Seto Cassandra Lee Morris
Kosuke Kumagaya Mutsumi Tamura Bryce Papenbrook
Noppo Ayumu Murase Elliot Fletcher
Taishi Koiwai Yumiko Kobayashi Alex Cazares
Yuzuru Tachibana Daiki Yamashita Benjamin Diskin
Reina Haba Inori Minase Abby Trott
Juri Ando Kana Hanazawa Cherami Leigh
Satoko Tonai Nana Mizuki
Yasuji Kumagaya Bin Shimada John DiMaggio
Ferris Wheel Spirit Aya Endō Kari Wahlgren
Yasuko Kumagaya Rikako Aikawa
Yuta Kumagaya Masaaki Ihara

Production and release[edit]

The film was first announced by Netflix in September 2021. It was announced to be produced by Studio Colorido and directed by Hiroyasu Ishida, with scripts by Ishida, as well as Hayashi Mori and Minaka Sakamoto. Akihiro Nagae designed the characters and Umitarō Abe composed the music.[4] Zutomayo performed the film's theme song, "Kieteshimai Sō Desu" (It Seems I'm Fading Away),[5] as well as the insert song "Natsugare" (Summer Slump).[6] The film was released on September 16, 2022, on Netflix and in Japanese theaters.[1]

Reception[edit]

On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 67% of 15 critics' reviews are positive, with an average rating of 6.9/10.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hodgkins, Crystalyn (April 25, 2022). "Drifting Home Anime Film's 2nd Teaser Video Reveals September 16 Debut on Netflix". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 25, 2022.
  2. ^ Pineda, Rafael (June 3, 2022). "Drifting Home Anime Film's 3rd Teaser Video Reveals More Cast". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 3, 2022.
  3. ^ "Drifting Home (movie) - Anime News Network". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 18, 2022.
  4. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (September 25, 2021). "Studio Colorido Reveals Drifting Home Anime Film Debuting on Netflix in 2022". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 25, 2021.
  5. ^ Pineda, Rafael (July 13, 2022). "Drifting Home Anime Film's Trailer Previews Zutomayo's Theme Song". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 13, 2022.
  6. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (April 16, 2022). "Drifting Home Anime Film's New Promo Video Previews Zutomayo's Insert Song". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 16, 2022.
  7. ^ "Drifting Home". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved September 29, 2022.

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