Two novels by Otono Yomoji titled To All The Princes I Loved and To The One Servant Who Loved You are both getting anime film adaptations, which will be released simultaneously in Japan on October 7, 2022.
To All The Princes I Loved and To The One Servant Who Loved You were published in 2016. The stories are about two young men of the same name who live in a reality where you can travel back and forth between parallel worlds. The two young men may have the same name, but they fall in love with two very different women.
A poster visual and trailer for the two films have been released. It’s interesting to note that in the two poster visuals, the two worlds overlap, much like how the two parallel worlds intersect in the story. Each poster reveals the couple who will fall in love. In one of the worlds it is a sunny morning while in the other world it is already almost sunset at the same time.
The trailer opens with the ominous line: “What if there’s a story whose ending changes drastically depending on the order you watch it?”
These two movies that are released at the same time can be watched in different order. The way you think about the endings of the stories will change a lot depending on the order in which you view them. I hope you will enjoy it. Now, I would like you to imagine that there is another you in a parallel world and you see them living your life, but in reverse. I think it will be interesting to talk to people who have watched the movies in reverse of yours.
Author Otono Yomoji commented on natalie-mu.jp
Two parallel worlds. Two different love stories. The end is the beginning.
Although the two love stories are not connected in plot, the reader is aware of the fact that the two worlds intersect in certain ways and the reader is able to see connections between the two worlds. It was this interesting premise that made the novels a hot topic on TikTok and led to 280,000 in cumulative unit sales.
And the beginning is the end. Which order do you choose?
To All The Princes I Loved is directed by Jun Matsumoto and produced by Bakken Record, a label in Tatsunoko Production that produced Nissin Food Products’ Hungry Days Aoharu Kayo promo video. To The One Servant Who Loved You is directed by Kenichi Kasai and produced by Toms Entertainment, known for the anime series Lupine the III. Riko Sakaguchi will write the scripts for both films.