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Higanjima, Rin, Soul Eater Trailers Streamed

posted on 2009-10-20 09:59 EDT
Higanjima to open in January; Funimation to release Mnemosyne, Soul Eater

The Yahoo website began streaming a 45-second trailer for Tae-Gyun Kim's live-action film adaptation of Kōji Matsumoto's Higanjima supernatural horror manga last week. The manga is named after a fictional island where the brother (Dai Watanabe) of the main character Akira Miyamoto (Hideo Ishiguro) went missing two years ago. Miyamoto leads a search party of friends to the island and discovers that there are vampires and other creatures lurking on it. Tetsuya Oishi, the screenwriter for the live-action Death Note films, is scripting this new film for the director of Volcano High. The film has been delayed in Japan until January 9, although it premiered at the Pusan International Film Festival on October 9.

The North American anime distributor Funimation posted a one-minute trailer for its English dubbed release of the RIN - Daughters of Mnemosyne video anime series last week. Director Shigeru Ueda (Elemental Gelade, Tales of Symphonia), screenwriter Hiroshi Ohnogi (Noein, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Aquarion), and the animators at Xebec (Martian Successor Nadesico, Fafner, Heroic Age) created this graphic, "hard-boiled science-fiction action" series. The story follows a seemingly ordinary office lady named Rin who is secretly a private investigator — and nearly indestructible due to supernatural powers.

Funimation also posted a new 71-second English-dubbed trailer for the Soul Eater anime series on the YouTube website on Monday. The previous English-dubbed trailer is still available.

Sources: Nippon Cinema, Funimation

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