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The official website for the double-billed Negima Magister Negi Magi: Anime Final and Hayate the Combat Butler! Heaven Is a Place on Earth films began streaming a combined teaser trailer at midnight on Saturday. The producers also posted the list of theaters screening the double-billing throughout Japan and revealed the flyer that they started distributing on the same day to those theaters. The films will open together on August 27.
Akiyuki Shinbo (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei) is returning to direct the Negima film at Studio Pastoral and Shaft. The scriptwriter for the film has not been announced, but manga creator Ken Akamatsu is credited with the original story.
First-time director Hideto Komori (animation director of Darker than Black, Ergo Proxy, House of Five Leaves) is helming the Hayate the Combat Butler film at the studio Manglobe (The World God Only Knows). Yasuko Kobayashi (Kamen Rider Ryuki, Kamen Rider Den-O, Blassreiter, Casshern Sins, Claymore, Shakugan no Shana) is scripting.
Although the original manga for these two films run in different magazines from different publishers, TV Tokyo aired the television anime adaptations of both. Together, the original manga for both have sold over 30 million copies.
[Via Moon Phase]
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