Game Center CX/Retro Game Master Film's New Trailer Streamed

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GameCenter CX The Movie: 1986 Mighty Bomb Jack will open in theaters on February 22

A new trailer for the GameCenter CX The Movie: 1986 Mighty Bomb Jack film began streaming on Thursday. The video features the song "Player I" by Dohatsuten. The text in the video hints that two protagonists will face fateful fights in two different ages.

The story takes place in Japan in both 1986 and 2006. The 1986 storyline follows a gamer named Daisuke who wants to confess his feelings for Kumiko, a girl he likes — all while trying to reclaim his copy of the Famicom (NES) game Mighty Bomb Jack. In 2006, the hapless game company manager Arino-kachō struggles to complete Mighty Bomb Jack in front of fans. The storylines of the boy who loves Famicom and the middle-aged man who loves Famicom eventually merge into one.

Comedian Shinya Arino is reprising his role as Arino-kachō in the 2006 storyline. The film also stars child actor Hajime Yoshii and Yūna Taira (Sadako 3D). Masatoshi Kurakata (SaiKano directorial assistant; RAILWAYS Ai o Tsutaerarenai Otona-tachi e; Sekai no Chūshin de, Ai o Sakebu assistant director) is directing the film.

The film is slated to open in theaters in Japan on February 22. The film poster's tagline reads, "To everyone who loved Famicom."

North American video distributor Discotek Media released an English-subtitled box set of 12 of the GameCenter CX episodes last October. The distributor changed the show's title to Retro Game Master for North American release.

Bandai Namco Games will release the Game Center CX 3-Chome no Arino (Game Center CX: Arino on 3rd Street) 3DS game on March 20.

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