2nd Sinbad Film's Trailer Reveals January Delay, Title

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Sinbad: Mahō no Lamp to Ugoku Shima opens in Japan on January 16

The official website for Nippon Animation's Sinbad three-part anime film project began streaming a trailer for the second anime film on Friday. The trailer reveals the film's title of Sinbad: Mahō no Lamp to Ugoku Shima (Sinbad: The Magical Lamp and the Moving Island), and also reveals that the film's opening date has been moved to January 16. (Note: The trailer on the website is region-locked, but the Anime! Anime! Japan news website has re-uploaded the trailer region-free.)

Ali: It's an island! I see an island!
Sinbad: Hard to port!
Narrator: Sinbad's ship arrives at an island floating in the middle of the sea.
Najib: I know there was a mysterious island in this part of the ocean.
Sinbad: Mimi!
Sana: It's a lamp!
Narrator: A mysterious lamp that holds a sacred power, secreted by tricksters.
Man: After them!
Sinbad: It's that horse.
Sinbad: Do you know about it? During storms, it gallops freely on the water's surface.
Ali: The ship... it's gone!
Text: Director: Doraemon: Nobita no Kyōryū 2006's Shinpei Miyashita
Sana: I think that lamp was left by my ancestors.
Text: Character design: My Neighbor Totoro's Yoshiharu Satō
Sinbad: Let's look for it!
Text: Series composition and script: Ronja the Robber's Daughter's Hiroyuki Kawasaki
Sinbad: The island moved? The earth is shaking?
Man: It's been some time, princess.
Narrator: Now, a new journey begins.
Sinbad: I'm sure something more amazing is waiting for us!
Narrator and Logo: Sinbad: Mahō no Lamp to Ugoku Shima
Text: We can go anywhere in the world.

The trailer reveals that Tadashi Miyazawa (Macross Frontier's Richard Bilrer, Yu-Gi-Oh!'s Suguroku Mutou) will join the cast as Najib (pictured at right), a veteran sailor, and an old friend to Captain Razak. Sinbad continues to learn many things from his years of accumulated knowledge.

Miyazawa will join the film trilogy's returning cast:

Tomo Muranaka as Sinbad

Momoko Tanabe as Sana

Nao Nagasawa as Ali

Takeshi Kaga as Captain Razak

The official website also unveiled a key visual from the film, drawn by the film's animation director and character designer Yoshiharu Satō.

Sinbad: Mahō no Lamp to Ugoku Shima's story begins when Sinbad and his friends run afoul of a storm while riding on the ship Bahal. Ali sights an island, which the ship heads toward to make repairs. Sinbad and Sana board a dinghy and land on the island. Sana sees a vision of a mgical lamp, and Sinbad and the others set out to find it.

Nippon Animation's Sinbad anime is a three-part project. The first film, Sinbad: Sora Tobu Hime to Himitsu no Shima, opened in Japan on July 4. The third film is slated to open in March 2016. The second film was originally slated to open in December.

Female vocal unit whiteeeen (live-action Strobe Edge film theme) sang the first film's theme song "Pocket."

Nippon Animation is collaborating with Shirogumi to plan and produce the project as Nippon Animation's 40th anniversary work. Shinpei Miyashita (Doraemon: Nobita no Kyōryū assistant director) is directing the film. The character designer and animation director is Yoshiharu Satō (My Neighbor Totoro, Only Yesterday), and Hiroyuki Kawasaki (Ronja the Robber's Daughter) is in charge of the scripts. Kaeko Hayafune wrote the actual script. Aeon Entertainment is distributing the film.

Shirogumi producer Kentarō Koike and Nippon Animation producer Takashi Inoue previously said this about the film: "The theme of the project is 'succession,' and the precious things a parent can pass on to a child that is inherited through the generations. We'll depict this through a timeless work in a form for the present day."

Nippon Animation was founded in 1975 as an animation studio and are best known for making the World Masterpiece Theater, a decades-long string of television anime based on children's literature. World Masterpiece Theater included Anne of Green Gables, Dog of Flanders, and Rascal the Raccoon. Nippon Animation also animated both the 1990 Chibi Maruko-chan television series and its current incarnation that has been airing since 1995.

Shirogumi is an animation studio that specializes in visual effects and CG graphics. The company is credited for the visual effects in the live-action movie Always: Sunset on Third Street, and the animation production in last year's movie Stand By Me Doraemon. Shirogumi has also made cinematics for video games such as No More Heroes, Demon's Souls, and Tales of Hearts.

Source: Anime! Anime!

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