Anime Programming in the US
Making a Living in Manga in Japan with Felipe Smith
Lost in Translation
It was announced on Tuesday that the recent anime film trilogy adaptation of Kentaro Miura's Berserk manga has been licensed for distribution in 16 countries around the world. Viz Media announced that they would be releasing the film in North America during their panel at Sakura-Con on Saturday.
The trilogy has been licensed for release in North America, Canada [sic], Russia, UK, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden, Australia, and South Korea. A release date for any of these regions has yet to be announced, though Viz announced that their edition would be out this fall.
The trilogy stars Hiroaki Iwanaga (Tomica Hero Rescue Force, Moyashimon, Kamen Rider OOO) as Guts, Takahiro Sakurai (Toriko, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, anohana) as Griffith, and Toa Yukinari (Grey's Anatomy dubbing, Naruto Shippūden) as Casca. Toshiyuki Kubooka (Batman: Gotham Knight episode 5) is directing the films and Ichiro Okouchi (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion) is handling the screenplay.
The second film in the series, Berserk Ōgon Jidai-Hen II: Doldrey Kōryaku (Berserk Golden Age Arc II: The Battle for Doldrey), is slated to be released in theaters in Japan on June 23. That film is scheduled to run for about 100 minutes and will focus on the epic battle by the Kingdom of Midland to retake Doldrey Castle from the Chuder Empire. Berserk Ōgon Jidai-Hen III: Kōrin (Berserk Golden Age Arc III: Descent) will open later in 2012 and run for about 110 minutes. In this film, the story "delves nonstop into the abyss of dark fantasy."
Clarification: While the English translation of the countries listed in the official Facebook page begins with "North America, Canada[...]", the Japanese release begins with "America, Canada[...]".
[Via Oricon Style]
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