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Solanin, Planzet, Cobra, Sayaka Videos Streamed

posted on by Egan Loo
2 live-action manga films, 1 CG film, 1 TV anime to debut in Japan next year

The producers of the live-action film adaptation of Inio Asano's acclaimed Solanin romance manga have posted a two-minute trailer on the YouTube website on Wednesday. Aoi Miyazaki (live-action NANA film, Origin: Spirits of the Past, Someday's Dreamers, Tomie: Forbidden Fruit) stars as the heroine Meiko, while Kengo Kōra will play her boyfriend Naruo. Takahiro Miki (DNA Sights 999.9), the director best known for music videos for Orange Range and YUI, is overseeing the project. The film will open in Japan next April. (Note: The trailer reveals a critical plot twist from the manga.)

The official website for the computer-animated Planzet film from Negadon: The Monster from Mars creator Jun Awazu has launched with a one-minute teaser trailer on Thursday. As announced last week, the film will open in Japan next year. The story is set in 2053 when mankind faces annihilation from space. CoMix Wave produced both Negadon and Planzet as well as the works of anime auteur Makoto Shinkai.

The website for Cobra The Animation anime projects has been revamped its main page on Thursday. The site is hosting three 30-second videos: an early television commercial, the second television commercial, and a television commercial for the Cobra The Animation: Time Drive Vol. 1 video anime. The Cobra The Animation television series will premiere in Japan on January 2, and Blu-ray Box for the video series will ship on February 19.

Total Media Corporation began streaming a 135-second trailer for Shin Tennen Kajū Sayaka, the sequel to the risque manga-based Tennen Kajū Sayaka film, on YouTube. Kunikazu Sanō created the original manga and its sequel, both of which center around a well-endowed virgin high school girl named Sayaka who struggles with her sexual drive. The film will open in Japan on February 13.

Sources: Comic Natalie, animeanime.jp, Moon Phase, Nippon Cinema

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