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The Mystical Laws Religious Anime Film Available via Video on Demand

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Film previously screened in San Francisco in 2012

Director Isamu Imakake's religious anime film The Mystical Laws is available in North America via Video on Demand (VOD) services. The film is available on Amazon, iTunes, and Walmart. The services are streaming an English-dubbed trailer for the film:

The story takes place in the near future, when the newly-formed "Godom Empire" is threatening to take over the world by using advanced technology offered to them by Leika Chan, the mysterious female president of a trading company. The protagonist of the film, Sho Shishimaru, is the one man who has the "mystical technology" that can stop the Godom Empire. After being hunted down by the Empire, Sho is saved by mysterious Indians monks, who tell him about a prophecy about the rebirth of Buddha.

The film is an adaptation of a book by Ryuho Okawa, the founder of the controversial religious organization Happy Science (Kōfuku no Kagaku). The publishing arm of the organization produced the animated film alongside a live-action film adaptation of Okawa's Final Judgement. The group has sponsored a number of animated films in the past.

The movie stars Takehito Koyasu, Ayumi Fujimura, Daisuke Hirakawa, Ryoka Yuzuki, Shinichiro Miki, Hiroshi Yanaka, Hiroshi Tsuchida, Satsuki Yukino, Banjo Ginga, Ako Mayama, Miki Itō, and Kenyu Horiuchi. Yūichi Mizusawa provided the music.

San Francisco theater New People screened the film in October 2012.

Thanks to WTK for the news tip

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