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Fuse Anime Film's Promo Video Posted

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Adaptation of Kazuki Sakuraba's novel based on epic tale to open this October

The official website for the Fuse Teppō Musume no Torimonochō (Fuse: A Gun Girl's Detective Story) anime film adaptation of Kazuki Sakuraba's Fuse Gansaku: Satomi Hakkenden novel began streaming a promotional video on Friday. The 48-second video introduces the film's title gun girl Hamaji who hunts dog-human hybrids known as Fuse. The video also reveals that the film will open in Japan this October.

In Kyokutei Bakin's classic Japanese epic novel Nansō Satomi Hakkenden, eight samurai serve the Satomi clan during Japan's tumultuous Sengoku (Warring States) era. The Edo-era samurai are the reincarnations of the spirits that Princess Fuse mothered with a dog named Yatsufusa. In Sakuraba's Fuse Gansaku: Satomi Hakkenden novel, the female hunter Hamaji comes to her brother in order to hunt Fuse. Thus, the karmic cycle of retribution that began long ago with the Satomi family begins anew.

A manga adaptation of the story by hakus will serialize in Square Enix's Monthly Big Gangan magazine. The original Hakkenden novel already inspired the Hakkenden: Legend of the Dog Warriors video anime series (Geneon Entertainment), the 1999 science-fiction television anime re-imagining, Shin Hakkenden, and numerous other adaptations. Fuse Teppō Musume no Torimonochō will be the tale's first theatrical anime film adaptation. The Japanese publisher Bungeishunjū is producing the film as its 90th anniversary commemorative project.

Masayuki Miyaji (Xam'd: Lost Memories) will debut as a theatrical anime film director with a script by Ichiro Okouchi (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion). Designers Okama (Evangelion remake films) and Seiichi Hashimoto (Xam'd: Lost Memories) and composer Michiru Ōshima (first Fullmetal Alchemist anime) are also contributing.

Source: Anime! Anime!

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