News Crows Zero II Film, Kowarekake no Orgol Anime's Teasers
posted on 2008-12-16 11:53 EST
The website for Takashi Miike's second prequel film to Hiroshi Takahashi's Crows fighting manga has posted a 33-second teaser trailer. (In the linked page, select the "Trailers" button on the bottom right.) Shun Oguri (Hana Yori Dango, Gokusen, Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie) will reprise his role of high school delinquent Genji in Crows Zero II, which is set eight months after the first schoolyard-brawl film as Genji faces graduation. The Crows Zero II teaser begins with 10 seconds of animation, although the rest of the trailer and the film itself is live-action. The DVD of the first film will be distributed in North America by Media Blasters. The original Crows manga ran for 26 volumes, and its sequel, Worst, was partially published in English by Digital Manga Publishing. Crows has also been adapted into a two-episode OVA, the 1994 Koukou Butouden Crows.
ElectromagneticWave, the dōjin (self-published) brand of the illustrator POP, has posted a 45-second animation sample of its Kowarekake no Orgol (Kowarekake no Orugōru or Half-Broken Music Box) original anime project. The story centers on a musician who goes to one unsuccessful audition after another. One day, he meets a mysterious girl who ends up living with him. POP illustrated the Moetan English-teaching guides for otaku that later became a television anime series. The Kowarekake no Orgol anime will debut at the Comic Market 75 dōjin convention between December 28 and December 30.
Image © 2009 Hiroshi Takahashi/Crows Zero II Production Committee
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