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I Want To Eat Your Pancreas on Netflix

November 25, 2021
3 min

I Want To Eat Your Pancreas is an animated adaptation of the eponymous novel by Yoru Sumino (Japanese writer). Keiji Mita of Studio VOLN produced the film written for the screen and directed by Shinichiro Ushijima. It is dear to the hearts of viewers worldwide for being devastatingly beautiful. It is streaming on Netflix France.


This movie is a sad romantic animated film where high school student Sakura is secretly suffering from a pancreatic disease. The line from the title- “I Want to Eat Your Pancreas”, is uttered by Sakura Yamauchi to her classmate Haruki Shiga in the library while she is sorting books out.

It’s been twelve years since that moment. Haruki, a homeroom teacher at their previous school, is assigned to rearrange the library collection.

He remembers his days with his high school friend Sakura while speaking to his students in class.

From the hospital’s waiting room, Haruki picks up a diary and discovers that his favourite classmate Sakura Yamauchi has a terminal pancreatic illness. In this novel, Sakura Yamauchi is named “Living with Dying” in her journal, where she describes how she was unable to lead a normal life at school.

Sakura Yamauchi likes Haruki because of his reaction to her secret. Sakura decides to spend the remaining time she has left with Haruki. They start hanging out and become closer. Haruki Shiga, a loner, initially rejects Sakura but slowly accepts her into his life as he keeps her secret.

During a school break, Haruki goes to Fukuoka with her friend Sakura by train. They play a truth or dare game and share a bed with each other. Sakura’s classmates and friends become sceptical of Haruki’s newfound affection.

Together the two start doing things from Sakura’s bucket list until she becomes very sick. They even sneak out to witness fireworks during her hospitalization. She invites him to lunch after her discharge, but she does not show up because on her way to meet Haruki, she gets stabbed and meets a brutal death. Haruki refuses to attend and misses her burial.

He later begs Sakura’s mother for her diary. Sakura’s mother recognizes him and shows him Sakura’s letter. The note tells him to keep the journal and have her best friend Kyoko read it because she despised Haruki. After reading the letter, Haruki bursts into tears, having never felt such anguish for a single individual.

Sakura’s mother asks what his name is. “Haruki,” he says, and she explains their names, Haruki (spring trees) and Sakura (cherry blossom).

After reading the diary, Kyoko, who denies Sakura ever lied to her, flees. Haruki chases after her, asking Kyoko to be his friend as a tribute to Sakura.

A year later, Haruki and Kyoko, now friends, visit Sakura’s grave.

Top Cast

Haruki and Sakura - I Want To Eat Your Pancreas

Haruki Shiga

Voiced by: Mahiro Takasugi (Japanese); Robbie Daymond (English)

Sakura Yamauchi

Voiced by: Lynn (Japanese); Erika Harlacher (English)

“Gum Boy” / Issei Miyata

Voiced by: Jun Fukushima (Japanese); Khoi Dao (English)

Kyoko Takimoto

Voiced by: Yukiyo Fujii (Japanese); Kira Buckland (English)


Voiced by: Yuma Uchida (Japanese); Kyle McCarley (English)

Sakura’s mother

Voiced by: Emi Wakui (Japanese); Dorah Fine (English)


Shin’ichir Ushijima wrote and directed the film, which Keiji Mita produced at Studio VOLN. Yichi Oka developed the characters and oversaw the animators. The music score of the movie includes music by Hiroko Sebu.

Where Can I Watch It?

You can watch the anime film ”I Want to Eat Your Pancreas” on “Netflix Japan” and on “Amazon Prime Video”. It has an English dubbed version available on Netflix France.

Why do People like this film so much?

Sakura and Haruki - I Want To Eat Your Pancreas

I Want To Eat Your Pancreas” has touched many hearts by showing the beauty of being alive. Through this movie, we feel the joy of living as Sakura lives her final days. It brings tears to the audience and sends a powerful message: life can be beautiful, no matter how you live it. As long as you are alive.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Is “I Want to Eat Your Pancreas” available on Netflix?

Yes, ”I Want to Eat Your Pancreas” is available on Netflix France.

2. Is “I Want to Eat Your Pancreas” a movie or series?

I Want to Eat Your Pancreas” is definitely an animated film you can watch on Netflix France. It was released on September 1, 2018. There is also a live-action movie by the name of “Let Me Eat Your Pancreas”, premiered in 2017.

3. Is “I Want to Eat Your Pancreas” sad?

I Want To Eat Your Pancreas

The heartbreaking ending of the web novel “I Want to Eat Your Pancreas” undoubtedly made every anime fan cry. But it highlights what Sakura tries to impart on the stoic Haruki throughout the film. Death can happen at any time and in unexpected ways, which is why you should cherish every day as if it were your last.