Mamoru Nagano's Gothicmade Film Preview Streamed

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Five Star Stories creator's directorial debut to open in Japan on November 1

The Japanese production company Kadokawa began streaming a two-minute theatrical preview trailer on Sunday for Hana no Utame Gothicmade, the directorial debut of artist Mamoru Nagano (Five Star Stories).

Shigeyo Kawamura will star in the film as Berin, the utame (song girl) who plants the seeds of hope for peace among humans. Nozomu Sasaki will play the young prince Toriharon. Akio Ohtsuka, Ai Orikasa, Ikue Ohtani, and narrator Yoshiko Sakakibara round out the main cast.

In addition to directing the robot action film feature, Nagano conceived, wrote, storyboarded, and animated it. Yasuhiro Nakura (Metropolis, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) is serving as animation director, and Seikou Nagaoka (Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse, Strike Witches film) is handling the music. Maria Kawamura is singing the film's theme song "Sora no Ōji Hana no Utame."

The film will open in Japan on November 1, after first being slated for this past spring.

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