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Rudolph to Ippaiattena 3D CG Film's Trailer, 2nd Teaser Streamed

posted on 2016-03-07 03:15 EST
Film starring Mao Inoue, Ryohei Suzuki opens August 6

The official website of TOHO's upcoming 3D CG animated film Rudolph to Ippaiattena began streaming a trailer for the film on Sunday. The trailer reveals that the film will open on August 6, and will have both 2D and 3D screenings.

Narrator: A lost black cat, separated from his beloved owner Rie.
Ippaiattena: Hey, what's your name?
Rudolph: Rudolph. What's your name?
Text: The lost black cat, Rudolph.
Ippaiattena: My name? Got a lot (ippai atte na).
Rudolph: Gotalot (Ippaiattena)? That's a strange name.
Text: The cat of many names, Ippaiattena.
Text: Toho Co., LTD.
Narrator: The one Rudolph encountered is the boss of the alley cats.
Rudolph: He's scary.
Butch: Wow, straightforward!
Text: Frivolous cat, Butch.
Ippaiattena: Come with me.
Narrator: The secret he taught him is...
Ippaiattena: This is a letter.
Rudolph: Letter?
Text: Directors: Kunihiko Yuyama (Pokémon films) and Motonori Sakakibara (Pac-World)
Rudolph: How can human letters be useful?
Ippaiattena: If you can read letters, you'll understand various things.
Cafeteria worker: They always come on stew day, don't they?
Rudolph: Amazing!
Butch: Wow, what a cutie.
Ippaiattena: That one's male.
Text: But...
Rudolph: I can't return after all, can I?
Text: The moving masterpiece is finally a movie!
Text: Original work: Rudolph to Ippaiattena Series (Author: Hiroshi Saitō, Publisher: Kodansha)
Ippaiattena: Understand this: If you don't have it together, you won't be able to live.
Devil: Hey, loser cat.
Text: Savage dog, Devil.
Butch: There's trouble!
Rudolph: What should I do? I can't do anything...
Text: The thing you taught me is...
Ippaiattena: Despair is a fool's solution.
Text: Courage and...
Rudolph: I'm not gonna lose to a coward like you.
Text: Believing in yourself.
Rudolph: The things Ippaiattena taught me aren't useless.
Ippaiattena: You'll definitely return. Raise your head up high and don't give up.
Narrator and text: Rudolph to Ippaiattena.
Text: Voice actors: Mao Inoue, Ryohei Suzuki, Akio Ohtsuka, Nana Mizuki, Yuka Terasaki, Rio Sasaki, Norito Yashima, Arata Furuta

The official website also began streaming a second teaser for the film on Sunday.

Ippaiattena: Hey, youngster over there.
Text: Lost black cat, Rudolph.
Narrator: The boss of the alley cats that Rudolph encountered.
Text: Boss cat, Ippaiattena.
Ippaiattena: Come with me.
Narrator: The secret he taught him is...
Ippaiattena: This is a letter.
Rudolph: Letter?
Text: The moving masterpiece is finally a movie!
Rudolph: Amazing!
Butch: Wow!
Text: Savage dog, Devil.
Devil: Hey, loser cat.
Rudolph: I'm not gonna lose to a coward like you.
Narrator: This is a story of stray cats full of friendship and adventure.
Narrator and text: Rudolph to Ippaiattena.
Text: Voice actors: Mao Inoue, Ryohei Suzuki, Akio Ōtsuka, Nana Mizuki, Yuka Terasaki, Rio Sasaki, Norito Yashima, Arata Furuta

Additionally, the official website announced that Norito Yashima (below, left) will play the role of Butch and Arata Furuta (below, right) will play the role of Devil.

The film will adapt Hiroshi Saitō's original 1986 children's book of the same name. The film will star Mao Inoue and Ryohei Suzuki in the lead roles, with Inoue playing Rudolph, and Suzuki playing Ippaiattena. The film will be Suzuki's first foray into voice acting.

Kunihiko Yuyama (Pokémon films) and Motonori Sakakibara (Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, Pac-World) will co-direct the film using a script by Yoichi Kato (Yōkai Watch, Aikatsu!). OLM Digital and Sprite Animation Studios will animate the film.

Saitō published Rudolph to Ippaiattena, the first of the children's book series, in 1986. He followed up with the second and third books, Rudolph to Tomodachi Hitoridachi and Rudolph to Ikuneko Kuroneko, in 1988 and 2002, respectively. He published the fourth and latest book in the series, Rudolph to Snow White, in 2012.


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