News King of Thorn, Senkō no Night Raid Promos Streamed
posted on 2010-02-09 07:59 EST by Egan Loo
The official website for the anime film adaptation of Yuji Iwahara's King of Thorn science-fiction action manga is now streaming a new two-minute promotional video in Japanese. (The earlier two-minute English video is also still available.) Director Kazuyoshi Katayama and Sunrise's film follows Kasumi, a girl who was infected by a pandemic virus along with her twin sister Shizuku. Kasumi — but not Shizuku — was chosen to be among 159 other people who were placed into cryogenic suspension until a cure is found. The 160 wake up in the dark future populated by monsters, and Kasumi must survive while she searches for clues on what happened to the world and her sister.
The new promotional video features Misia's "Edge of this World" theme song. Even though the film held its world premiere at Spain's Sitges Film Festival on October 9 and ran in London that same month, it has yet to open in Japan. Tokyopop published the original manga in North America.
The preview website for the Senkō no Night Raid spy action television anime series is streaming its fourth 15-second "documentary commercial." The commercial highlights the composer of the main theme, Taro Hakase (Space Symphony Maetel ~Ginga Tetsudō 999 Gaiden~). The series will premiere in Japan next spring.
The story is set in 1931 in Shanghai, where Japan has dispatched Sakurai Kikan, a special military spy organization that has since been buried in history. Jun Matsumoto (Persona -trinity soul-) is directing the animators at A-1 Pictures on this series. Yutaka Oomatsu (Blood+) is producing the series as the second work in the joint Anime no Chikara initiative between the TV Tokyo broadcasting station and the Aniplex anime production company.
Image © Yuji Iwahara, Enterbrain, Inc./Ibara Committee
© A-1 Pictures/Senkō no Night Raid Production Committee