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Majestic Prince Film Unveils Teaser Trailer, Visual

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Staff taking subtitle suggestions for film opening this fall

The five main cast members of the Majestic Prince (Ginga Kikōtai Majestic Prince) television anime appeared at a sold-out event in Odaiba on Friday to discuss the show and its upcoming film and new 25th episode. As part of the presentation the cast unveiled a teaser trailer and visual for the upcoming film.

The film is slated to premiere in Japan this fall.

A rebroadcast of the television anime will begin on July 7, air two episodes every week, and culminate in a new 25th episode. The new episode will link the plot of the television anime series to the upcoming film.

The film is tentatively titled Gekijōban Ginga Kikōtai Majestic Prince (Ginga Kikōtai Majestic Prince The Movie), but the staff will be taking fan suggestions for a subtitle until August 31. At Friday's event the cast read some of the submissions, which included "Uchū ni Saku Hana" (A Flower That Blooms in Space), "Gingiragin na ☆ Ginmaku-ban ★" (Flashy Silver Screen Version), and "Kugimiya Kei no Yūutsu" (The Melancholy of Kei Kugimiya).

The story follows humanity after it expanded its frontier into space in a quest for resources. Advances in genetic engineering research allow humans to adapt to the new frontier, leading to the advent of evolved children such as the protagonist Izuru. Izuru enrolls in an academy city called Gurantseere to fulfill his mission of "protecting humanity."

The franchise began as a multimedia project from Fields. Ayamine and Arashima launched the manga in Monthly Hero's in 2011, and Shogakukan published the manga's 10th compiled book volume last December. The television anime ran for 24 episodes in 2013. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan, and Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime for digital and home video, and released it on DVD and Blu-ray in North America in 2014 with an English dub.

A manga series that adapts the anime titled Ginga Kikōtai Majestic Prince by Fields and Yūsuke Ozaki launched in Kadokawa's Newtype Ace magazine in 2012, and ended in October 2013.

A novel series tentatively titled Ginga Kikōtai Majestic Prince Gaiden will also begin serialization on the "Kono Manga ga Sugoi!" website early this summer. The series will feature brand new side stories. A tankōbon compiling the novel is scheduled for release this fall.

Source: Comic Natalie


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