The headline of the seventeenth compilation volume of the manga written and illustrated by Kenjirou Hata, Tonikaku Kawaii (Fly Me To The Moon), reported that the animated adaptation has exceeded 120 million cumulative views worldwide. It should be noted that the count does not include the OVA recently released on distribution platforms.
Hata began publication of the manga through Shogakukan publisher’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine in February 2018. The play inspired a twelve-episode anime adaptation produced by Seven Arcs Studios, directed by Hiroshi Ikehata and scripts written by Kazuho Hyodo, released in October 2020. The production of an OVA was confirmed and its launch took place on August 18.
Tonikaku Kawaii Synopsis
Nasa Yuzaki is determined to leave her name in the history books. By ranking first in the national mock exam and targeting a distinguished preparatory school, he is confident that he has his whole life planned. However, fate is a fickle lover. On the way home one snowy night, Nasa’s eyes fall on unparalleled beauty across the street. Spellbound, Nasa tries to approach her, only to be surprised by a truck approaching her.
Fortunately, his life is saved due to the girl’s quick action. Bleeding beside an ambulance, he watches the girl drift away under the moonlight, reminiscent of Princess Kaguya setting off for the moon. Refusing to let this chance encounter end, he forces her crippled body to chase after her and invites her out of it. Surprised by her recklessness and her sheer resolve, the girl accepts her confession on one condition: they can only be together if he marries her!