The teaser visual teases the project's two timelines, the second year of middle school (left in image above), and the first year of high school (right).
The project will consist of both an anime film adaptation and a television anime adaptation, both of which will debut in Japan in April 2021.
The movie is titled Eiga Sayonara Watashi no Cramer First Touch, and the story will adapt Arakawa's previous two-volume Sayonara, Football manga, which followed Nozomi in junior high school.
The cast includes:
- Miyuri Shimabukuro as Nozomi Onda
- Shion Wakayama as Sawa Echizen
- Kouki Uchiyama as Tetsuji Yamada
- Ryota Ohsaka as Kaoru Takei
- Ryoko Shiraishi as Junpei Onda
- Koji Yusa as Kōzō Sameji
- Shimba Tsuchiya as Yasuaki Tani
With no soccer accomplishments to speak of during the entirety of Sumire Suo's junior high school years, the young wing gets an odd offer. Suo's main rival, Midori Soshizaki, invites her to join up on the same team in high school, with a promise that she'll never let Suo “play alone.” It's an earnest offer, but the question is whether Suo will take her up on it. Thus the curtain opens on a story that collects an enormous cast of individual soccer-playing personalities!
<!–Arawaka previously drew the two-volume Sayonara Football manga about girls soccer in 2010. The manga featured a female protagonist in middle school.–>
Arakawa's Your Lie in April manga inspired a 22-episode television anime series that premiered in October 2014, and Aniplex of America released the series on home video. The manga also inspired a live-action film that opened in September 2016. Kodansha Comics released the original manga in English.