Sunrise's Nerawareta Gakuen Anime Film Teaser Streamed
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
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.
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 Obayashi (Shōnen Keniya) directed the 1981 live-action film. Tomoyo Harada (Shōnen Keniya, You Are Umasou), Ryoichi 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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