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Fw:Hamatora Compilation Anime Film Opens on November 14

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Film to include new narration, SD anime Mini Hama; Mini Hama also gets TV series

Avex Pictures began streaming a theatrical preview on Friday to announce the Fw:Hamatora anime film. The film will open in Japan on November 14, and it will compile the 24 episodes of Hamatora and Re:_Hamatora with new additional narration by the characters Nice (Ryota Ohsaka) and Murasaki (Wataru Hatano). The film screening will also include a completely original SD anime film Gekijōban Mini Hama (Minimum Hamatora Film Version).

The film will screen in four theaters in Japan for two weeks. Tickets go on sale on October 31.

The Mini Hama anime will also air as a series on AT-X and dTV. The show will premiere on dTV on November 1, and on AT-X on November 2. The film and the series will both feature the same voice cast as the previous two Hamatora anime series. Mini Hama follows the characters from the series at the private "Hamatora Academy." Lerche is producing the film and series' animation.

Hatano is singing the theme song "Rolling life" for the Fw:Hamatora part of the film, and Hatano and Ohsaka are singing the "Little Crazy" theme song for the Gekijōban Mini Hama part of the film. The two songs will ship on a HAMATORACKS CD on December 23.

The franchise's staff and cast had announced at an event in March that a film and an anime starring super-deformed versions of the Hamatora characters had been greenlit.

In the original story of the Hamatora project, partners Nice and Murasaki form a detective agency called "Hamatora" in Yokohama in 2014 — but their "office" is a table at Cafe Nowhere where they and their friends wait for clients. An old acquaintance of theirs, a cop named Art, hires them for a serial murder case he is investigating, and they discover that the murder victims are all "Minimum Holders" — those who possess special hereditary powers discovered only in an extremely limited number of humans. As Minimum Holders themselves, Nice and Murasaki are drawn into this case, whether they like it or not.

The multimedia Hamatora project was announced in 2013, and it has spawned a manga series, two anime series, two stage plays, and a Nintendo 3DS game by FuRyu. Crunchyroll streamed both series as they aired in Japan. Sentai Filmworks released the first anime season on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in September, and will release the second season on home video in January.

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