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3rd Laughing Under the Clouds Gaiden Anime Film Opens September 1

posted on 2018-03-21 02:40 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New visual for last film in trilogy unveiled

The staff of the anime trilogy film adaptation of Kemuri Karakara's Donten ni Warau Gaiden (Laughing Under the Clouds - Side Story) manga posted the third and final film's visual, which reveals the film's title and September 1 opening. The third film is titled Donten ni Warau Gaiden: Ōka, Tenbō no Kakyū (Cherry Blossoms, the Bridge to Heavenly Wishes). (Note: Title romanization is not official.)

The visual shows Soramaru, Chūtarō, Nishiki, and Takeda standing at the gates of Cloud Shrine.

Participating theaters will offer a limited edition Blu-ray Disc of the film when it opens, and the regular edition Blu-ray Disc and DVD of the film will ship on October 3.

Donten ni Warau Gaiden: Ketsubetsu, Yamainu no Chikai (Parting, The Oath of the Yamainu), the first film, opened in Japan in December. Donten ni Warau Gaiden: Shukumei, Sōtō no Fūma (Fate, The Double-Headed Fūma), the second film, opens in Japan on June 9.

Tetsuya Wakano (episode director for Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, The Rolling Girls, Danbōru Senki Wars) is directing the trilogy 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 film's cast return from the anime, except for Toru Ohkawa and Fumiko Orikasa, who play Taiko Kumo and Koyuki Kumo respectively.

The manga includes stories not told in the original manga, including some from the past and some from the future. The original manga's story takes place in the 11th year of the Meiji era, when the number of people in Japan who feel dissatisfaction toward the government are increasing due to the increasing speed of Westernization and the ban on samurai. In order to curb the increased rate of crime, the government opens a new prison. The three brothers of the Kumo family are entrusted with the duty of transporting these criminals to the new prison, but adventures await them on the way.

Karakara launched Donten ni Warau Gaiden on Mag Garden's "Beat's" manga site in 2014 after publishing the original Donten ni Warau manga in Mag Garden's Monthly Comic Avarus magazine from 2011-2013. Donten ni Warau Gaiden ended in February 2017. The original manga is also inspiring a live-action film that will open on March 21. A live-action spinoff prequel work streamed online on January 1.

Source: Comic Natalie


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