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Eleven Arts to Screen 3rd Laughing Under the Clouds Film in U.S. in 2019

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Eleven Arts announced during its panel at Crunchyroll Expo on Saturday that it will screen Donten ni Warau Gaiden: Ōka, Tenbō no Kakyū (Cherry Blossoms, the Bridge to Heavenly Wishes), the third film in the anime trilogy film adaptation of Kemuri Karakara's Donten ni Warau Gaiden (Laughing Under the Clouds - Side Story) manga, in the United States in 2019. The company had revealed in July that it would screen the film, but did not give a time period at the time.

The film opened in Japan on Saturday for a two-week screening. A limited-number complete edition Blu-ray Disc are on sale at participating theaters, and the regular retail edition will go on sale on October 3.

Donten ni Warau Gaiden: Ketsubetsu, Yamainu no Chikai (Parting, The Oath of the Yamainu), the first film, opened in Japan in December. Donten ni Warau Gaiden: Shukumei, Sōtō no Fūma (Fate, The Double-Headed Fūma), the second film, opened in Japan on June 9. Eleven Arts opened both films in the United States on August 24.

Tetsuya Wakano (episode director for Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, The Rolling Girls, Danbōru Senki Wars) is directing the trilogy at Wit Studio. Eiji Umehara (Grimoire of Zero, Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-, Lagrange - The Flower of Rin-ne) is handling the series composition, and Kii Tanaka (M3 the dark metal, KONOSUBA - God's blessing on this wonderful world! 2) is the character designer and chief animation director. Hitomi Ezoe (episode director for new JoJo's Bizarre Adventure franchise, My Hero Academia season 2) is the assistant director, and Yutaka Yamada (Tokyo Ghoul, Tokyo Ghoul √A) is composing the music. The television anime's main cast return for the films, and Toru Ohkawa and Fumiko Orikasa join the cast as Taiko Kumo and Koyuki Kumo, respectively.

Source: Eleven Arts' Crunchyroll Expo panel (Deb Aoki)


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