2nd Laughing Under the Clouds Gaiden Anime Film's Long Promo Streamed
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official website for the anime trilogy film adaptation of Kemuri Karakara's Donten ni Warau Gaiden (Laughing Under the Clouds - Side Story) manga began streaming a two-minute promotional video for Donten ni Warau Gaiden: Shukumei, Sōtō no Fūma (Fate, The Double-Headed Fūma), the second film in the trilogy, on Wednesday.
The film will open in Japan on June 9. A limited-number complete edition Blu-ray Disc will also go on sale at participating theaters on June 9, and the regular retail edition will go on sale on July 4. 2,000-yen (about US$19, tax included) advance MoviTicke cards (for ticket purchases) are available at theaters with "chibi character metal badges" drawn by the character designer Kii Tanaka.
Donten ni Warau Gaiden: Ketsubetsu, Yamainu no Chikai (Parting, The Oath of the Yamainu), the first film, opened in Japan in December. The third film, Donten ni Warau Gaiden: Ōka, Tenbō no Kakyū (Cherry Blossoms, the Bridge to Heavenly Wishes), will open in Japan on September 1.
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 also inspired a 12-episode anime in 2014 and a live-action film that opened on March 21. A live-action spinoff prequel work streamed online on January 1.