Netflix is keeping the post-Anime Expo announcements rolling by releasing a new trailer and confirming an August premiere date for the long-awaited third season of the From Me to You: Kimi ni Todoke anime series. The trailer can be seen below.

Netflix also confirmed a global release date of August 1 for the new season alongside the confirmation of the opening theme featured in the new trailer, now being performed by Japanese singer imase entitled “et cetera”.

Netflix Kimi ni Todoke key visual

Netflix describes the new season:

Overwhelmed with her emotions, Sawako courageously confesses her feelings to Kazehaya, who reciprocates with his own heartfelt confession. As they embark on their relationship, they navigate the joy and embarrassment of young love, from their first date to the daily life of student romance. Amidst initial awkwardness, their love story unfolds gradually, paralleled by the blossoming relationships of their friends. This bittersweet tale of love and friendship explores the complexities of adolescent emotions, as each character learns to understand their unique feelings of love.

The cast and staff are listed below.

<Main Cast>

  • Mamiko Noto as Sawako Kuronuma
  • Daisuke Namikawa as Shōta Kazehaya
  • Miyuki Sawashiro as Ayane Yano
  • Yuko Sanpei as Chizuru Yoshida
  • Yuichi Nakamura as Ryu Sanada
  • Mamoru Miyano as Kento Miura
  • Yuki Ono as Kazuichi “Pin” Arai
  • Aya Hirano as Ume “Kurumi” Kurumizawa

<Staff>

  • Original manga by Karuho Shiina (published by Shueisha)
  • Director: Kenichi Matsuzawa
  • Series Composition: Tomoko Konparu
  • Writer: Tomoko Konparu / Michiko Yokote
  • Character Design: Keiko Ota, Yuka Shibata
  • Art Setting: Kazushige Kanehira
  • Prop Setting: Hana Okutani / Yui Kazuyama / Natsumi Yamato
  • Animation Director: Miho Daidoji, Yuriko Nagaya
  • Lead Animator: Kenji Irie
  • Color Setting: Emiko Ueno
  • Director of Photography: Koji Tanaka
  • CG Director: Hitomi Sumino
  • Art Director: Yusuke Takeda (Bamboo)
  • Editor: Daisuke Imai
  • Sound Director: Chiaki Yamada
  • Sound Production: Sound Team Don Juan
  • Music: S.E.N.S. Project
  • Animation Production: Production I.G

Netflix is also streaming the live-action adaptation it co-produced with TV Tokyo in 2022 under the shortened English title From Me To You. With the announcement of the third season premiere set for next month, fans of the manga will finally be able to see the blooming relationship between Sawako and Kazehaya in animated form.

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