2nd Sinbad Film's Long Trailer Previews whiteeeen's Theme Song

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

Nippon Animation began streaming a longer trailer on Thursday for Sinbad: Mahō no Lamp to Ugoku Shima (Sinbad: The Magical Lamp and the Moving Island), the second film in its Sinbad three-part anime film project.

The trailer reveals that the first film's theme song, "Pocket," sung by female vocal unit whiteeeen (live-action Strobe Edge film theme), will serve as the second film's theme song as well.

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 film's animation director and character designer Yoshiharu Satō drew one of the film's key visuals.

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.

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.

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