Thermae Romae II Film's English-Subtitled Trailer Posted

posted on by Rachel Mahoney
Live-action sequel to Mari Yamazaki's manga premiered in Japan in April

Fuji TV posted an English-subtitled version of the trailer for Thermae Romae II, the second live-action film inspired by Mari Yamazaki's historical comedy manga Thermae Romae, this month. The film premiered in Japan on April 26.

Fuji TV also posted a synopsis of the film:

That guy is back again! The greatest bath movie of the century returns with a miracle cast! Commissioned to build a "hot spring heaven" for gladiators in the Colosseum, Ancient Roman bath architect Lucius struggles for inspiration and time slips once again into modern-day Japan. The stage is set for the most spectacular bath comedy extravaganza the world has ever seen!

The cast includes:

Yamazaki's manga won the Manga Taisho (Cartoon Grand Prize) award in 2010, followed by the Short Work Prize in the 14th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prizes.

The original comedy manga follows Lucius, an architect of public bath houses (thermae) in ancient Rome who time-travels to various modern-day baths in Japan. Yen Press published the series in North America, and Discotek licensed the anime mini-series in North America.

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