News Nurarihyon no Mago Dated & Casted, Hetalia Film Dated
posted on 2010-02-28 23:13 EST
The official website for the television anime adaptation of Hiroshi Shiibashi's Nurarihyon no Mago manga has confirmed that the anime will premiere this July. In the story, Rikuo Nura (Jun Fukuyama), a kid who is part human and a quarter yōkai (demon), lives in a house full of spirits along with his grandfather. Trying to escape his fate of acting like a demon, he does good deeds in order to avoid becoming one — despite his grandfather's wish to succeed him as master of the Nurari yōkai clan. The anime cast is identical to the drama CD version's, including Fukuyama, Aya Hirano, Yui Horie, Hiroki Yasumoto, Kousuke Toriumi, Takahiro Sakurai, Tomokazu Sugita, and Jouji Nakata. Studio Deen (Hell Girl) will produce the animation.
The April issue of Gentosha's Monthly Comic Birz magazine and the official website of the Hetalia anime have announced on Saturday that the Ginmaku Hetalia - Axis Powers Paint it, White (Shiroku Nure!) ("Hetalia - Axis Powers on the Silver Screen: Paint it, White") film will open in Japan on June 5. In addition, Monthly Comic Birz has confirmed that the third volume of the original manga will ship in Japan in Golden Week, the string of holidays that stretches from the end of April through the first week of May. The characters Italy, Germany, Japan, America, United Kingdom, France, Russia, China, and Prussia are slated to appear in the film.
The movie will adapt Hidekaz Himaruya's Hetalia - Axis Powers web manga, just as the two earlier television seasons did and the upcoming new television season will in March. The manga and anime take the archetypal characteristics of about 20 countries and regions, and anthropomorphize them as (mostly) bishōnen characters. The story re-imagines various historical eras including World War I and II. The film will retain the same main staff and cast from the television version, including director Bob Shirohata and the animators at Studio Deen. Funimation will release the first two television seasons in North America.