Oshii's Sky Crawlers Trailer Officially Posted Online

posted on by Egan Loo
Website plans realtime production reports, links to Mamoru Oshii interview

The official Japanese website for The Sky Crawlers, the upcoming animated aerial combat film from director Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell, Patlabor, Avalon), has posted the first full trailer on Monday. (In the linked page, select the play button in the image in the righthand column.) The two-minute, 14-second trailer was already shown in Japanese theaters on April 19 and therefore unofficially leaked online, but this is the first official online release. The film adapts Hiroshi Mori's best-selling novels about an alternate-history war fought by teenaged pilots. It focuses on one pilot, Yūichi Kannami, (Letters from Iwo Jima's Ryo Kase) who lost all of his memories and his new female base commander, Suito Kusanagi (Babel's Oscar-nominated Rinko Kikuchi).

The official website also plans to posts reports in realtime from The Sky Crawlers production documentary and, starting this Tuesday, the weekly Sora o Haizuru-Monotachi (The Ones Who Crawl the Skies) manga by character designer Tetsuya Nishio (Jin-Roh, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG, Naruto). It also links to an interview with Oshii that the Yomiuri Shimbun paper posted online. The movie opens in Japan on August 2, and the producers intend to release it internationally.

Source: Saishin Anime Jōhō

Image © Hiroshi Mori/The Sky Crawlers Project

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