iWant TFC, the streaming service of Philippine media company ABS-CBN, has added Tomohiko Ito’s original anime film Hello World to the platform.
The anime film started streaming an hour after its television premiere on Maundy Thursday, April 14, which was aired in Tagalog dubbing for the very first time.
In Kyoto in the year 2027, Naomi Katagaki, a male high school student encounters a person who claiming to be Naomi from 10 years in the future. Together, they must change the future and save a classmate, Ruri, whom the younger Naomi starts to date in three months. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Hello World is an original anime film by Sword Art Online franchise director Tomohiko Ito, who also served as the film’s director, which is produced by anime studio Graphinica.
Mado Nozaki, who is the scriptwriter for the 2017 sci-fi drama anime Kado – The Right Answer, written the film’s screenplay, while K-ON! chief animation director Yukiko Horiguchi handled the character designs.
Hello World opened in Japanese cinemas on 20 September 2019, which sold about 156,000 tickets and earned a total of JP¥212 million (about PHP88 million) in its opening weekend, where it ranked at #6.
The film had made a total of JP¥600 million (about PHP249 million) during its entire run in Japan.
Philippines film distributor Pioneer Films released the anime film in Philippine cinemas on October 2019, which ran for about two weeks.
Tagalog-dubbed versions of Makoto Shinkai’s your name. and Weathering With You anime films can still be streamed through iWant TFC’s Android TV app.