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Sunrise's Nerawareta Gakuen Anime Film Teaser Streamed

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Aoi Bungaku's Nakamura adapt sci-fi novel by Neo-Tokyo's Mayumura with supercell song

The Cinema Today website began streaming a teaser video for the anime film adaptation of Taku Mayumura's science-fiction children's novel Nerawareta Gakuen on Friday. The 30-second video features the creator group supercell's opening theme song.

Sunrise's Studio 8 (My-HiME, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere, Accel World) is producing the adaptation with director Ryosuke Nakamura (Mōryō no Hako, Aoi Bungaku Series).

The story is set in Abeno 6th Middle School, a prep school attended by the main character Kōji Seki. The school puts a high emphasis on studying, but the resulting stress leads to unruly students. Michiru Takamizawa is elected the student council president, and she begins ruling over the school with a brutal iron fist. Kōji rises up against Michiru, and Kazumi Kusumoto joins him in the battle with the student council.

Mayumura has written scores of novels, and some of them — Manie-Manie Meikyu Monogatari (Neo-Tokyo) and Toki no Tabibito -Time Stranger- — have inspired earlier anime films. The Nerawareta Gakuen novel already inspired four live-action television adaptations and two live-action films, but Sunrise's film will be the first anime adaptation. Nobuhiko Ōbayashi (Shōnen Keniya) directed the 1981 live-action film. Tomoyo Harada (Shōnen Keniya, You Are Umasou), Ryōichi Takayanagi (Shōnen Keniya) and Kazue Itou (Mori no Senshi Bonolon, Rurouni Kenshin) starred in the 1982 live-action television version as Kazumi, Kōji, and Michiru, respectively.

The film is slated for release in Japan this fall.

Source: Cinema Today

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