Ryutaro Nakamura's Posthumous Anime Film Based on Jules Verne Novel Opens Next Month

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Film by Lain/Kino's Journey director based on Two Years' Vacation novel

The Jūgo Shōnen Hyōryūki Kaizokujima DE! Daibōken (Fifteen Boys Castaway Story: Pirate Island DE! Great Adventure) anime film by late director Ryutaro Nakamura (Serial Experiments Lain, Kino's Journey) will open nationwide in Japan on November 16. The film is based on Jules Verne's 1888 novel Two Years' Vacation (whose title in Japanese is Jūgo Shōnen Hyōryūki).

The animated film about a group of 15 youths who drift ashore a deserted island will replace all the characters in the book with cats. The staff of the film aim to keep the spirit of the original story while also redesigning it for a modern audience.

The cast is as follows:

Rica Matsumoto as Dorian
Karin Ono as Cherry
Aki Toyosaki as Lemon
Kensho Ono as Mangosty
Hiroki Matsukata as Pirate Anion
Mariko Nakatsu as Quincy
Karyūdo as Pirate Anion's Subordinate

Noah Kawai (Hutch, the Honeybee, Shima Shima Tora no Shimajirou) is designing the characters, and Shigeru Yanagawa (Sailor Moon, Ranma ½, Legend of the Galactic Heroes) is writing the script.

The film's official website is currently streaming a trailer.

Update: Added embedded video from Cinema Today.


Images © Jūgo Shōnen Hyōryūki Production Committee

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