The upcoming anime film Farewell, My Dear Cramer First Touch has been delayed until this summer from its original premiere date in April.
The staff behind Farewell, My Dear Cramer announced the postponement on the official site of the anime. While the announcement fails to mention any particular reason, the staff hopes “that the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) will be brought under control as soon as possible”.
You can read the announcement in English below.
We would like to inform you that the release of “[Farewell, My Dear Cramer First Touch]“, which was scheduled to be released on April 1, 2021 (Thursday), has been postponed due to various reasons. We sincerely apologize to those who have been waiting for the release.
We are working on the release date after the postponement, aiming for early summer. The detailed schedule will be announced on the official website as soon as it is decided.
Please keep your Muvitiqe card in a safe place, as it can be used for the postponed release.
We would like to apologize once again to all those who have been looking forward to the release of the film and for the long wait.
We sincerely hope that the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) will be brought under control as soon as possible.
February 5, 2021
[Farewell, My Dear Cramer First Touch] Film Partners
Translation: DeepL [Adjusted]
Farewell, My Dear Cramer First Touch is based on Naoshi Arakawa’s Sayonara Football. A synopsis of the series from Kodansha can be found below.
“14-year-old Nozomi Onda has only one thing on her mind: playing beautiful soccer. There’s just one problem: no matter how much she longs to participate in official matches, she’d have physically superior boys as opponents. But when a boy from her past confronts her on the street, she decides she can’t wait any longer.”
The anime film was intended to precede the upcoming series which is still expected to premiere on April 4th. An official release date for the film has yet to be announced at the time of publishing.