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Monster Strike The Movie: Sora no Kanata Film Stars Alice Hirose, Opens on October 5

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Hirose makes voice acting debut in film with original story, original characters

XFlag announced on Saturday that the Monster Strike The Movie: Sora no Kanata (Beyond the Sky) 3DCG anime film will star actress Alice Hirose (live-action Silver Spoon's Aki Mikage, live-action Hyōka's Eru Chitanda) as Sora (top left in image below). The role will mark Hirose's debut as a voice actress. Sora is a mysterious blue-haired girl

The company also announced that the film will open in Japan on October 5.

The tagline on the previously revealed visual below reads, "On that day, Tokyo floated."

The anime will tell an original story and will feature original characters. The story takes place 13 years ago, when suddenly one part of Tokyo broke off and began to float in the sky. Tokyo was separated into "Old Tokyo" as the part that was floating in the air, and "New Tokyo," the part that stayed on the ground. Communication and interaction between the two Tokyos was impossible, and years passed. One day, a young girl perceives that Old Tokyo will fall back down to the ground, and she sets out on the perilous path from from Old Tokyo to New Tokyo to save the citizens from the impending crisis.

Kanata is a young man who lost both his parents when he was young, and lives with his grandmother. One day, unidentified beings appear in front of him, and he is saved by a mysterious blue-haired girl named Sora. Sora tells Kanata that he is the only one who can save the world. Sora, Kanata, the vampire siblings Tōya and Yūna, and the monsters Ryōma, Kamui, and Hanzō fight together for the fate of the world.

Hiroshi Nishikiori (A Certain Magical Index both seasons and film, Azumanga Daioh, Trinity Seven) is directing the film at CG studio Orange. XFlag is credited with production, and Warner Brothers is distributing.

Source: Animate Times

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