News To Aru Hikūshi e no Tsuioku, Priest Promos Streamed
posted on 2011-04-25 11:45 EDT by Daryl Bunao
The YouTube channel of Kadokawa Marketing's MovieWalker website began streaming a promotional video for Jun Shishido and Madhouse's Toaru Hikūshi e no Tsuioku anime film on Friday. Koroku Inumura's original To Aru Hikūshi e no Tsuioku (Flashbacks to a Certain Aerial Pilot) light novel revolves around Charles Karino, a Revaamu Empire mercenary aerial pilot who mans the twin-seater reconnaissance seaplane Santa Cruz. One day, he receives a preposterous assignment: to fly solo over 12,000 kilometers of enemy waters to protect a girl named Fana del Moral. Fana happens to be the next in line to the empire's throne.
Shishido directed The Story of Saiunkoku and Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger before tackling this project. Satoko Okudera (Summer Wars, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) wrote the new film's screenplay, and Hidenori Matsubara (Ah! My Goddess/Sakura Wars character designer, new Evangelion films' animation director) adapted its character designs from Haruyuki Morisawa's original novel illustrations. The TMS Entertainment-produced film will open this fall.
Yahoo! Movies also posted a 70-second promotional video for Scott Stewart's loose live-action adaptation of the Korean manhwa Priest on Friday. Hyung Min-woo created the original manhwa that Tokyopop released in North America. The trailer features Paul Bettany as the titular priest Ivan Isaacs, Cam Gigandet as Sheriff Hicks, Maggie Q as the Priestess, Lily Collins as Isaacs' kidnapped niece Lucy, and Karl Urban as Black Hat. The "Rope Dart" video focuses on the Priestess character.