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After School Midnight CG Anime Short Remade as Film

posted on by Egan Loo
Hitoshi Takekiyo's comedy of human anatomical model that comes to life

After School Midnight (Hōkago Midnight), the 2007 CG anime short that was well-received in Japan and in international film festivals, is being remade as a theatrical anime film which will open in Japan next year. Hitoshi Takekiyo is the director for both versions at the studio Koo-Ki. In the slapstick comedy story, a human anatomical model comes to life at midnight in a science classroom at an elite elementary school.

The theater chain owner T-Joy announced at the CineAsia 2011 event in Hong Kong on Friday that the new After School Midnight version will be part of its 2012 lineup. (T-Joy has a cinema complex chain of 17 locations, and it also distributes films.) Yōichi Komori (Umizaru manga collaborator) is writing the new film.

Koo-Ki is streaming a promotional video for After School Midnight on its website. The entire original short is available from the AnimeTunes Vol. 1 app for iPhone and iPad devices.

Source: Anime Anime Japan

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