Trailer for Nippon Animation's 3rd Sinbad Film Reveals May 14 Debut

posted on 2016-03-05 00:00 EST
Film is final work in 40th anniversary trilogy project

The official website for Nippon Animation's Sinbad three-part anime film project began streaming a trailer for the third film on Friday. The trailer reveals that the film, simply titled Sinbad, will open in Japan on May 14.

The trailer also reveals that whiteeeen's "Pocket" song will serve as the film's theme song. The song also served as the theme songs for the two previous films in the trilogy. The official website for the film trilogy also revealed the third film's key visual on Friday.

The first film, Sinbad: Sora Tobu Hime to Himitsu no Shima, opened in Japan on July 4. The second film, Sinbad: Mahō no Lamp to Ugoku Shima, opened in Japan on January 16 after originally being scheduled to open in December.

Nippon Animation is collaborating with Shirogumi to plan and produce the film project as Nippon Animation's 40th anniversary work. Shinpei Miyashita (Doraemon: Nobita No Kyoryu assistant director) is directing the films. The character designer and animation director is Yoshiharu Sato (My Neighbor Totoro, Only Yesterday), and Hiroyuki Kawasaki (Ronja the Robber's Daughter) is in charge of the scripts. Kaeko Hayafune is writing the actual scripts. Aeon Entertainment is distributing the films.

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