Laughing Under the Clouds Gaiden Anime Now Listed With 9 20-Minute Installments
posted on by Karen Ressler
Shochiku Films' English information page for Laughing Under the Clouds Gaiden (Donten ni Warau Gaiden) is now listing the anime with nine 20-minute installments. The anime's official website is still listing the theatrical film series with three parts.
The anime project was initially announced as a film, and the staff later clarified that it will be a film trilogy. Prior to the official announcement, Shochiku's English information page updated to list the anime with three 60-minute installments.
The first film, titled Donten ni Warau Gaiden - Ketsubetsu, Yamainu no Chikai (Laughing Under the Clouds Gaiden - Parting, The Oath of the Yamainu), will open in Japan on December 2.
Tetsuya Wakano (episode director for Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, The Rolling Girls, Danbōru Senki Wars) is directing the films at Wit Studio. Eiji Umehara (Grimoire of Zero, Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-, Lagrange - The Flower of Rin-ne) is handling the series composition, and Kii Tanaka (M3 the dark metal, KONOSUBA - God's blessing on this wonderful world! 2) is the character designer and chief animation director. Hitomi Ezoe (episode director for new JoJo's Bizarre Adventure franchise, My Hero Academia season 2) is the assistant director, and Yutaka Yamada (Tokyo Ghoul, Tokyo Ghoul √A) is composing the music.
All of the films' cast are returning from the televison anime, except for Toru Ohkawa and Fumiko Orikasa, who play Taiko Kumo and Koyuki Kumo respectively.