It’s a bittersweet story of two high school students. One has cancer. The other finds her diary. Romance ensues. The title? I Want to Eat Your Pancreas.

Let’s back up a second here. Okay, first things first. This isn’t a zombie movie. It’s not a gory horror flick. And the title isn’t a pun or a bad translation. It’s a real-world romance novel. In fact, the title line appears multiple times in the book.

▼ Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai (I Want to Eat Your Pancreas)

The story is a first-person narrative, about a high school boy who discovers a “Disease Coexistence Journal.” The journal belongs to his classmate Sakura. As it turns out, she has pancreatic cancer and has one year to live. The two get closer over time, with him learning things about her that even her own family doesn’t know.

As for the line? Well, it’s something she actually says to him. Though with the extra context, it does start to make a lot more sense.

This isn’t the first time the book has received an adaptation. A live-action film was made last year, starring Shun Oguri and Keiko Kitagawa as the narrator (as an adult) and Sakura’s best friend. There was also a manga.

The new anime film will be released from Aniplex in 2018. No information on cast or crew for the new film is currently available. However, you can check out the very first 30-second PV below:

The book first came out as a web novel, later compiled into print. And yeah, at first glance the title is kind of weird. But the story itself is a sweet, sad one that many fans already love. Hopefully the anime adaptation will be just as successful.

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