News 2nd Ajin Film Premieres on May 6, 3rd Film on September 23
posted on 2016-03-07 04:00 EST
The official website of the anime film adaptation of Gamon Sakurai's Ajin - Demi-Human manga revealed on Monday that Ajin: Shōtotsu (Ajin: Collision), the second film in the series, will open in Japan for a three-week limited engagement on May 6. Theaters in Japan will begin accepting ticket pre-orders on March 18. Those who pre-order tickets will be eligible for a raffle to win a clear file that shows Kei and Kaito (seen right).
In addition, the site revealed the third film in the trilogy is titled Ajin: Shōgeki (Ajin: Clash), and it will open in Japan on September 23.
The site also unveiled a new visual for the second film.
The site previously streamed a trailer for the second film in December.
The first film, titled Ajin: Shōdō, opened in Japan last November in 30 theaters in Japan for a two-week limited screening, after a screening during the Tokyo International Film Festival in late October.
In the manga's story, an immortal first appeared on an African battlefield 17 years ago. Later, rare, unknown new immortal lifeforms began appearing among humans, and they became known as "Ajin" (demi-humans). Just before summer vacation, a Japanese high school student named Kei Nagai is instantly killed in a traffic accident on his way home from school. However, he is revived, and a price is placed on his head. Thus begins a boy's life on the run from all of humankind.
The TV anime series premiered on January 15, and goes deeper into the story and provides more details on the story's world. Netflix is streaming the new episodes in Japan three days after they air on Japanese television. Netflix will then premiere all the episodes at once in "regions Netflix currently operates outside of Japan" in mid-2016.
The manga's eighth volume will also bundle an anime on DVD when it ships on May 6.
[Via MoCa News]