Eden of the East, Working!! Promo Videos Streamed
posted on by Egan Loo
The official staff blog of the Eden of the East anime franchise has begun streaming the second "Paradise Resort" video — a two-minute weekly behind-the-scenes look at the production of the second film — on Friday. (The first video is still available at the same link.) A new "Paradise Resort" video is scheduled to be released every Friday. The film itself, Eden of The East the Movie II: Paradise Lost, will open in Japan in March.
The film will continue the story from last year's Eden of The East television anime series and November's Eden of The East the Movie I: The King of Eden. Funimation announced at the Otakon event in July that it licensed the original television series for North America. The television series and the films feature Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex director Kenji Kamiyama and character designer Chika Umino (Honey and Clover).
The official website for the television anime adaptation of Karino Takatsu's Working!! four-panel manga has posted a 31-second Kyōko "character trailer" on Friday. The video focuses on Kyōko Shirafuji, the 28-year-old manager of the restaurant that serves as the backdrop for the story. The previous Comic Market promotional video and character trailers are still available from the same page.
The story is set in a family restaurant named Wagnaria in the northern Japanese prefecture of Hokkaido. A high school freshman named Sōta Takanashi works part-time among the restaurant's high-spirited, mysterious, yet cool staffers.
Takatsu's original manga runs in Square Enix's Young Gangan magazine, and six compiled book volumes have been published. Yoshimasa Hiraike (Kaleido Star, Sketchbook ~full color'S~, Solty Rei) is directing the anime version, and Shingo Adachi (Megaman Star Force, Rockman.EXE Beast+) is designing the characters and overseeing the animation at A-1 Pictures Inc. Jun Fukuyama and Kana Asumi will play the characters Sōta and Popura, respectively. The television anime will premiere this April.
Image © Karino Takatsu/Square Enix, Working!! Production Committee