Inazuma Eleven 3D Film, Tailenders Promos Streamed (Updated)
posted on by Egan Loo
The official website for the Inazuma Eleven: Saikyō Gundan Ogre Shūrai anime film has begun streaming a 30-second joint television commercial with the American animated film Despicable Me on Friday. (In the linked page, select the "怪盗グルーの月泥棒 3D コラボ編 30秒" video on the top left corner.) Despicable Me will open in Japan on October 29, and the theaters screening Despicable Me are slated to show the trailer for the Inazuma Eleven film.
The Inazuma Eleven film website has also announced on Friday that the film will open in Japanese theaters in both traditional 2D and stereoscopic 3D on December 23. Like the ongoing television anime series, the film adapts the soccer role-playing game franchise from Level 5 (Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, Rogue Galaxy, Professor Layton and the Curious Village).
The Japanese production Anime Innovation Tokyo (Dōgakakumei) began streaming a 89-second short trailer for its Tailenders anime on the YouTube website this week. The company describes the plot of the anime as the following:
The destiny of Tomoe Shiro, a formidable racer with a very promising career, experiments an U-turn when a serious accident puts his life at stake. He recovers miraculously , though, when his heart is replaced with the engine of his own racing car. However, because of that very reason, race regulations demote him to the category of a mere mechanical part of the vehicle and is deprived from the right to participate as a pilot in regular races.
Only in a far away colonial planet, along with a multitude of other charismatic pilots also vetoed from participating in regular competitions, he will be given the opportunity to race for his pride and the money of the prize. And so this exciting rally starts!!
The anime will ship on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in Japan on January 28.
Image © Level-5/FC Inazuma Eleven Movie 2010 © 2010 Universal Studios
Update: Despicable Me's spelling corrected. Thanks, Levsta.
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