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Warner Bros. Japan announced at a press conference on Saturday that Level 5 is producing an anime film of its Ni no Kuni video game franchise that will debut this summer.


Ni No Kuni Anime Film - Geek Impulse Japan

The Character Designer Yoshiyuki Momose will be directing the film. Joe Hisaishi, who is a long time collaborator with Hayao Miyazaki will compose the music for the film. Level 5 CEO Akihiro Hino is set to be the Executive Producer as well as help with the script. Akihiro is credited with the original work. OLM (Pokémon, Inazuma Eleven franchises) is animating the film. Warner Bros. Japan is the distributor.


Ni No Kuni Anime Film - Geek Impulse Japan
New Project Press Conference. Yamasaki Kensui, Hino Akihiro, Momose Yoshiyuki Director, Koiwai Hiroyuki Producer from the left.

Ni No Kuni Anime Film - Geek Impulse Japan
Actor Kento Yamazaki is starring in the film as the protagonist Yū.

Synopsis: Yū (Kento Yamazaki) is a high school student, and his best friend is Haru and his childhood friend is Kotona. Through a certain incident, they travel back and forth between reality and Ni no Kuni. When Kotona’s life is put in danger, the three must make “the ultimate choice.”


Level 5 debuted the fantasy role-playing game Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for the PlayStation 3 in Japan in 2011, after a Ni no Kuni: Shikkoku no Madōshi game for Nintendo DS in 2010 and a game for Japanese phones. Namco Bandai Games then released Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch outside Japan in 2013. The RPG featured cut scenes from Studio Ghibli. (Anime News Network)

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