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Mai-Mai Miracle Film's English-Subbed Trailer Posted

posted on 2009-06-02 17:23 EDT
Black Lagoon's Katabuchi, Madhouse adapt Mai Mai Shinko to Sennen no Mahō for kids

The Japanese film distributor Shochiku has posted an English-subtitled trailer for director Sunao Katabuchi (Black Lagoon) and Mad House's anime film adaptation of Nobuko Takagi's Mai Mai Miracle (Mai Mai Shinko to Sennen no Mahō) novel. The story is set in 1955 in a town in southwestern Japan, where a nine-year-old girl named Shinko has an ancient family connection to a thousand-year-old province known as Suō. Shinko joins Kiiko, a new transfer student from her school, on a magical adventure.

Before directing Black Lagoon, Katabuchi was an assistant director on Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's Kiki's Delivery Service, and he also directed Meiken Lassie and Princess Arete. Besides Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, Death Note, and other works for older audiences, Mad House also animated the award-winning family film The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Cardcaptor Sakura, and Chi's Sweet Home. Mai Mai Miracle will open in 2009.

Source: Nippon Cinema via Affenheimtheater

Image © 2009 Nobuko Takagi, Magazine House/Mai Mai Shinko Production Committee

Update: Katabuchi's spelling corrected in second paragraph. Thanks, Sam Murai.


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