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Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV CG Film Opens in Japan on July 9

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins

Aniplex publicity producer Toshiyuki Kanzezawa and Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata announced during a livestream event on Thursday that the Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV feature-length CG film will open in Japanese theaters on July 9. Pre-order tickets will go on sale on April 23.

Tabata is producing the film. Takeshi Nozue (Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children co-director, co-producer) is directing the film, and Takashi Hasegawa (1999 GTO film, Crows Explode) is writing the script. John Graham is composing the music, and Yoko Shimomura (who is composing the music for the game) is composing the main theme.

The Blu-ray Disc containing the film will ship in Japan on September 30, the same day the game ships. The English website for the CG film lists that the film is "coming soon to Blu-ray and digital."

The story of Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV takes place during the game's storyline, and follows what happens to King Regis after Noctis leaves on his trip with his friends. The film will star Aaron Paul as a new character and protagonist called Nyx, a Glaive and member of the elite task force known as the Kingsglaive. Lena Headey will also star as Lunafreya, and Sean Bean as King Regis. The film's staff have not yet revealed the Japanese voice cast.

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