Film opens in Japan on January 27
Warner Bros. Japan began streaming “climax trailer” on Friday for Gold Kingdom and Water Kingdom, the anime film of Nao Iwamoto‘s Kin no Kuni Mizu no Kuni manga. The video gives an overview of the film’s story interspersed with impressions from audience members who have seen the film. The video also previews Kotone’s theme song “Brand New World.”
The film will open on January 27 in Japan.
The “Animation Is Film Festival” screened the film’s world premiere on October 21 in Hollywood, Los Angeles.
The anime film stars Kento Kaku as Naranbayar, and Minami Hamabe as Sara.
Other cast members include (character name spellings not official):
Kotono Watanabe (Btooom!) directed the film at Madhouse. Fumi Tsubota (12-Sai: Chiccha na Mune no Tokimeki, Hugtto! Precure, Waccha PriMagi!) penned the script. Mitsuyuki Masuhara is credited as animation supervisor. Evan Call (Violet Evergarden) composed the music. NTV is credited for production coordination, and Warner Bros. Japan is distributing.
Kotone performs the theme song “Brand New World.” Kotone also performs the songs “Yasashii Yokan” and “Love Birds.”
The manga is set in two rival kingdoms that have been in poor relations for a long time. The story centers on Sara and Naranbayar, a princess and young man from either country who meet by chance, and find that they must act as a couple to maintain peace in their realms. Even so, they find that they slowly fall for each other.
Iwamoto launched the manga in Shogakukan‘s Flowers shōjo manga magazine in October 2014, and Shogakukan published the manga’s only book volume in 2016.
Kin no Kuni Mizu no Kuni topped the Female Readers list for the 2017 edition of Takarajimasha‘s Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This Manga Is Amazing!) guidebook. It was also nominated for the 10th Manga Taisho award in 2017.
Source: Press release
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