2 multiverse anime movies releasing on Oct 7, order of watching will influence perception of the films
The films were adapted from novels by Yomoji Otono and tell the story of love in parallel worlds.
The multiverse is everywhere. Just this year alone, we’ve had Everything Everywhere All at Once and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Joining these titles are two multiverse anime films – To All of You That I Loved and To the Only Me Who Loved You – which will be released simultaneously, and the way the stories are perceived depends on the order in which you watch the two movies.
The films are based on the novels Boku ga Aishita Subete no Kimi e and Kimi o Aishita Hitori no Boku e, written by Yomoji Otono which, interestingly enough, were also published simultaneously on Jun 23, 2016.
To All of You That I Loved tells the story of Koyomi Takasaki, a young boy who lives with his mother following his parents’ divorce. He then enrols in a local university prep school but is unable to make friends due to his social awkwardness.
One day, he is suddenly approached by his classmate Kazune Takigawa, who tells him that she has travelled from the 85th world where she and Koyomi are lovers.
To the Only Me Who Loved You follows Koyomi Hidaka, a young boy who lives with his father following his parents’ divorce. He then meets a girl named Shiori Satou at the research institute where his father works.
The two develop feelings for each other but their hopes are soon dashed when their parents remarry each other.
Insistent on changing their fate, Koyomi and Shiori try to escape to another world where they’ll be free to love.
“The order in which you watch the two films will greatly change the way you feel about them. I hope you will enjoy the choice you can only make once, which of the two films to see first,” said the author.
The two films will be released in Japan on Oct 7. However, there has been no information on international release dates yet.