News The Asylum Session 3D Anime's Trailer Streamed
posted on 2009-04-08 13:10 EDT by Egan Loo
The official website for Tact Aoki's The Asylum Session feature film has begun streaming the 110-second trailer that was first screened at last month's Tokyo International Anime Fair. The trailer is also available for download in Windows Media, QuickTime Movie, and MPEG-4 formats. The Asylum Session's story follows the trials and coming-of-age of teenaged boys and girls in the distant future. In this era, the development of civilization has stopped and even declined. Hiyoko is a runaway girl who goes to live in tents with other people at a stadium nicknamed "Asylum." There, she meets Akira, a leader of a band of street children. Profiteering police want to tear down the stadium, so its denizens create a street culture event called "The Asylum Session" to counter those plans.
After a career in music, Aoki worked on Catblue:Dynamite and then debuted his first 3D computer-animated anime short, "Haruo," in 2005. Voice actress Aya Hirano (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Lucky Star) will play Hiyoko, while stage actor Masakazu Nemoto (Haruka: Beyond the Stream of Time stage play) will play Akira. CoMix Wave Films and Brosta TV will screen the 60-minute 3D computer-animated film this summer in two theaters in Tokyo and Osaka.
Source: Saishin Anime Jōhō
Image © Tact Aoki / BROSTA TV /CoMix Wave Films