I want to convey my emotions, no matter how far you are.

Embracing those Emotions Forever

Voice Actor:Yuma UchidaMaaya Uchida

Director and Scriptwriter: Takahiko Kyogoku
Original Character Designer: Atsuya Uki
Character Designer & Animation Director: Marie Tagashira
Theme song: Tokyo Karankoron / Produced by: SUNRISE INC.

Transporting Every Happiness | HINO

Premiered at the Hino Motors booth
at the Tokyo Motor Show 2019

What will define happiness in the future?
Hino Motors collaborated with SUNRISE,
a company that has depicted the future through animation.
From the designing of mobility services to social structures,
we used our expertise to come up with what happiness means in the future.

What will define happiness in the future?
Hino Motors collaborated with SUNRISE, a company that has depicted the future through animation.
From the designing of mobility services to social structures, we used our expertise to come up with what happiness means in the future.

Hino Motors, Tokyo Motor Show 2019

Our Concept

Transporting Every Happiness

We all have people that we miss. We all have things that we want to transport.
The happiness of each individual connects people and regions and spreads throughout the community.
A new encounter will produce a bud of possibilities.
That bud will transcend time and space, and eventually,
produce an abundance of flowers in every part of this planet.
There are just as many shapes of happiness as there are people.
No matter how times change, we will adapt to the times to answer your needs.
We all have feelings that we want to convey no matter how far apart we are.

We all have people that we miss. We all have things that we want to transport.
The happiness of each individual connects people and regions and spreads throughout the community.
A new encounter will produce a bud of possibilities.
That bud will transcend time and space, and eventually,
produce an abundance of flowers in every part of this planet.
There are just as many shapes of happiness as there are people.
No matter how times change, we will adapt to the times to answer your needs.
We all have feelings that we want to convey no matter how far apart we are.

Movie

Story

Transcend time and
remember your emotions from that day

It's the year 20XX,
and the latest technologies are protecting the nature of rural towns.
The main character, Ruto, and Michi, are childhood friends.
They get along great and have grown up in this town together.
They especially have fond memories in the sunflower field.
The time they spent there was truly a special moment for them.
But during the second year of junior high, as Michi moves to an urban area, the two drift apart.
Ruto doesn't want Michi to forget him. Michi doesn't want to show her weak side.
The two friends go their separate ways.
Mobility services transcend space and time and connect their hearts.

Worldview

Owing to the advancement of technology, artificial intelligence, drones,
and automated driving have become common technologies.
As technologies and networks connect urban and rural areas,
people can now enjoy relevant services no matter where they live in Japan.
In tight-knit communities, people are joining hands and supporting each other.
They're enjoying affluent lifestyles where individuals can exert their individuality and skills.

Mobility

In addition to its advanced transportation technology, it's a social infrastructure that is active in various fields. In rural areas, it's in charge of the preservation of nature. That is why the scenery is maintained more beautifully than we know it today. It widely supports the society from the provision of energy to people's lives, including food, clothing, and housing.

Character

Ruto 顔
Ruto 全身

Ruto

Voice actor: Yuma Uchida

Second-year of junior high. He loves his rural town where mobility services and nature coexist. He can be too honest sometimes and end up spinning his wheels. He is not the assertive type, so he respects Michi, who is.

Michi

Michi 全身
Michi 顔

Voice actor: Maaya Uchida

Second-year of junior high. She is Ruto's classmate. If she believes it's the right thing to do, nothing can make her change her mind. Michi is especially kind-hearted toward people close to her. She tends to say white lies when she doesn't want people to worry about her.

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Staff / Cast

Director and Scriptwriter

Takahiko Kyogoku

Born in Hyogo Prefecture. Joined SUNRISE D.I.D as a CG Designer. He made his directing debut in 2006. The first work that he directed was Love Live! He is an up-and-coming director who has directed several well-known works in various genres. Some of them include GATE - Jieitai Kanochinite Kakutatakaeri and Land of the Lustrous.

Main Works

  • ・ Director: Love Live!
  • ・ Director: GATE - Jieitai Kanochinite Kakutatakaeri
  • ・ Director: Land of the Lustrous

Original Character Designer

Atsuya Uki

Born in Sapporo City, Hokkaido. The 2009 film Cencoroll and the sequel Cencoroll 2 was combined and released in June 2019 as Cencoroll Connect. He has also worked on the character designing of TV anime Tsuritama and the theatrical & OVA film Digimon Adventure tri. His fields of work include anime, manga, illustration, and character designing.

Main Works

  • ・ Director, Scriptwriter: Animator: Cencoroll
  • ・ Character Designer: Tsuritama
  • ・ Character Designer: Digimon Adventure tri.

Character Designer & Animation Director

Marie Tagashira

Born in Aomori Prefecture. Joined Yumeta Company and worked on numerous films. She was the Animation Director for Gundam Reconguista in G and the motion picture City Hunter - Shinjuku Private Eyes. She is popular for her down-to-earth animation technique.

Main Works

  • ・ Animation Director: Gundam Reconguista in G
  • ・ Animation Director: Mobile Suit Gundam - Thunderbolt
  • ・ Animation Director: City Hunter - Shinjuku Private Eyes

Voice Actor

Voice of Ruto

Yuma Uchida

Born in Tokyo. Belongs to I'm Enterprise. Made his voice acting debut in 2012. His first main role was the 2014 film Gundam Build Fighters Try. He began his singing career in 2018. He won Best Actor in a Leading Role in the 2019 Seiyu Awards.

Main Works

  • BANANA FISH (Voice of Ash)
  • KO NO O TO TO MA RE (Voice of Chika Kudo)
  • Fruits Basket (Voice of Kyo Soma)

Voice of Michi

Maaya Uchida

Born in Tokyo. Belongs to I'm Enterprise. Made her voice acting debut in 2010. She made her big break in 2012 as the leading character in Chu-2 byo demo KOI ga shitai. Aside from voice acting, she is also an actor and a singer. Maaya won Best Rookie Actress in the 2014 Seiyu Awards.

Main Works

  • Chu-2 byo demo KOI ga shitai (Voice of Rikka Takanashi)
  • The Promised Neverland (Voice of Norman)
  • Dragon Quest XI (Voice of Veronica)
Mobility Design

Hino Motors,
Design Division

Ju Ishiguchi
/

Toshihiro Nakashima
/

Studio

SUNRISE

A major animation studio and production company of popular robot anime such as the Mobile Suit Gundam and Code Geass series and numerous original films such as the world-popular Love Live! series. The company creates countless major films, both domestically and internationally.

Theme Song

Little Miss Sunshine / Tokyo Karankoron

The current members have been together since 2009. In 2010, they dominated the No.1 spot on the Indie Music Chart. Their major debut was in 2012. In 2017, the band transferred to "TALTO," the new rock label launched within Shibuya eggman's label, "murffin discs." On September 4, 2019, they released their mini-album Melodrive. Their songs are like no other. The band frequently performs at many events and shows.

Main Singles
Tokyo Dive
DOITASHIMASITE
Little Miss Sunshine

Tokyo Karankoron
Incidental Music

Kazunori Ichikawa

Born on July 26, 1981, in Shizuoka Prefecture. Guitarist. After graduating from a music academy, he switched from playing electric guitar to classical guitar. After his instrumental guitar music was featured on television and other video works, he began composing music for television dramas and movies. Aside from creating songs as a composer, songwriter, and producer, he also backs artists such as Ann Sally, Salyu, Yuko Ando, and Miwa Sasagawa at their shows.

Main Works

  • ・ Incidental Music: WOWOW Keigo Higashino kataomoi
  • ・ Incidental Music: Unrequited Love
  • ・ Incidental Music: Nestle Theater What's REAL?
  • ・ Performance and Soundtrack: Last Letter (Directed by Shunji Iwai)

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FlatFormer Design Contest

FlatFormer Design Contest

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