Canada's Waterloo Shows Madhouse's Recollections of a Certain Pilot
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The 2011 Waterloo Festival of Animated Cinema announced on Tuesday that it will show Recollections of a Certain Pilot (To Aru Hikūshi e no Tsuioku), the latest anime film from the Studio Madhouse, on Saturday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m. The festival will run from November 17 to November 20 in Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada.
Koroku Inumura's original war romance 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.
Madhouse's many other film credits include Summer Wars and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. Jun 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 just opened in Japan on October 1.