Mai-Mai Miracle Film's English-Subbed Trailer Posted
posted on by Egan Loo
The Japanese film distributor Shochiku has posted an English-subtitled trailer for director Sunao Katabuchi (Black Lagoon) and Madhouse's anime film adaptation of Nobuko Takagi's Mai-Mai Miracle (Mai Mai Shinko to Sennen no Maho) novel. The story is set in 1955 in a town in southwestern Japan, where a nine-year-old girl named Shinko has an ancient family connection to a thousand-year-old province known as Suō. Shinko joins Kiiko, a new transfer student from her school, on a magical adventure.
Before directing Black Lagoon, Katabuchi was an assistant director on Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's Kiki's Delivery service, and he also directed Meiken Lassie and Princess Arete. Besides Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, Death Note, and other works for older audiences, Madhouse also animated the award-winning family film The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Cardcaptor Sakura, and Chi's Sweet Home. Mai-Mai Miracle will open in 2009.
Image © 2009 Nobuko Takagi, Magazine House/Mai Mai Shinko Production Committee
Update: Katabuchi's spelling corrected in second paragraph. Thanks, Sam Murai.
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