I Fall in Love with You Through a Robot (Boku wa Robot Goshi no Kimi ni Koi wo Suru) is getting a theatrical anime film. Yuusuke Yamada’s sci-fi novel was published in October 2017 and it has shipped more than 170,000 copies.
Last year’s PV to promote the novel’s release, which is not related to the anime announcement.
Production details for the film weren’t revealed. However, A-1 Pictures produced an anime trailer to promote the novel’s release last October. The trailer featured Kana Hanazawa as Saki Amano and Miyu Irino as Takeru Ohsawa. Publisher Kawade Shobo Shinsha will share more details at a later time.
I Fall in Love with You Through a Robot is set in 2060, right before the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Takeru works at a company developing humanoid robots with advanced artificial intelligence, but the project is kept secret from society. However, the company is targeted by a terrorist group and he decides to fight back to protect Saki, a co-worker whom he loves.
Author Yamada is a popular novelist in Japan, with many of his books, like Asoko no Seki and The Chasing World, being adapted into live-action movies. I Fall in Love with You Through a Robot will be the first anime adaptation of one of his books.