News Kamikaze to Post Amanatsu, The Last Piece on iTunes Japan
posted on 2009-03-27 20:38 EDT
The Kamikaze Douga studio has announced that it will offer its original anime shorts Amanatsu and The Last Piece on Apple's online Japanese iTunes store at the end of April. The official website for The Last Piece has also posted a free teaser video, while Amanatsu's website promises to debut a trailer soon. Kamikaze Douga has not indicated if the non-Japanese versions of iTunes will offer the shorts, although people outside Japan can buy content on the Japanese site using iTunes Japan Gift Cards.
Kamikaze Douga earned media attention this month for co-animating the "Dr." music video from Japanese pop star Namie Amuro and Kamikaze's animation director Junpei Mizusaki (Kouchuu Ouja Mushiking Super Battle Movie: Yami no Kaizou Kouchuu, Mardock Scramble). It also worked on the "Connected" music video for pop singer Ayumi Hamasaki, the opening and ending footage in the Freedom anime, and the animation footage in the Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions game. The studio showcased the "Dr." music video as well as Amanatsu and a 13-minute full version of The Last Piece at its booth at last week's Tokyo International Anime Fair 2009. (A different version of The Last Piece will be sold on iTunes.) Amanatsu is set to the "River's Edge" song by the Japanese musical duo Nichika ("Genius Party" theme song for Studio 4°C's film anthology of the same name), while The Last Piece features SiM's "TxHxC" song.