MX4D Kagerou Daze-in a day's- Short Film's Trailer Reveals November Premiere

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Illustrator Sidu to helm 1st film made specifically for MX4D

The official website for the Kagerou Daze -in a day's- short film released a 30-second teaser video on Saturday. The video revealed new animation clips, and announced that the movie will premiere in November. The video also revealed that the videos in the franchise have reached over 100 million views, and the various printed works in the franchise have sold over 8 million copies.

Sidu, the 23-year-old illustrator of the Kagerou Daze novels and JIN's Kagerou Project music videos, will make her anime directorial debut on the film. The film will screen in TOHO Cinemas' MX4D theaters across Japan. The staff claims the anime is the first "short movie" in Japan to be produced exclusively with MX4D presentation in mind.

Kagerou Daze -in a day's- was first revealed in April, as a collaborative project between ultraCeep Inc. and Aniplex. The film will take advantage of the MX4D systems; certain theaters have motion seats that move in sync with certain action sequences onscreen. Similarly, effects such as scents and wind will operate in accordance with the action onscreen.

Other films have featured the same or similar technology in special screenings alongside conventional screenings, such as: the second Attack on Titan compilation film, the live-action Attack on Titan films, the Girls und Panzer film, the King of Prism by PrettyRhythm film, and the currently screening One Piece Film Gold anime movie.

JIN's Kagerou Project began as a Vocaloid song series that JIN wrote and composed in 2011. JIN launched the Kagerou Daze light novel series in May 2012, with illustrations by Sidu. Kadokawa published the novel series' sixth volume in March 2015, with the seventh volume slated for August 29. Mahiro Satou launched a manga adaptation of the novels in Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Gene magazine in June of the same year, and Kadokawa published the manga's eighth compiled book volume on March 26. The series inspired a 12-episode television anime adaptation titled Mekakucity Actors in 2014.

Yen Press publishes both the light novel series and manga in North America. Crunchyroll streamed the Mekakucity Actors anime as it aired in Japan.

Thanks to Matthias for the news tip.

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