FUNimation Entertainment has announced during its Summer Season Preview event that it will exclusively stream The Stranger by the Shore (Umibe no Étranger) boys’ love anime film on July 9, 2021 in English and in Japanese with English, Spanish, and Portuguese subtitles. The film will stream in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavian countries, Brazil, and Mexico.
The English cast includes:
- Josh Grelle is Shun
- Justin Briner is Mio
- Morgan Lauré is Eri
- Bryn Apprill is Suzu
- Amber Lee Connors is Sakurako
- Jessica Cavanagh is Auntie
- Steph Garrett is Young Mio
- Brittney Karbowski is Mio’s Mom
- Mary Morgan is Young Shun
- Monica Rial is Shun’s Mom
- David Wald is Shun’s Dad
- Ciarán Strange is Mimi’s Bar Employee
- Brandon McInnis is Wada
The story focuses on Mio, a high school boy who lost his parents at an early age. Shun, a gay aspiring novelist living near Mio’s house on a remote island in Okinawa, noticed Mio sitting for hours at a bench on the beach. They grew closer to each other, but Mio had to leave Okinawa. Three years later, Mio returns to face his feelings.
The Stranger by the Shore opened in Japanese theaters in September 2020.