Laughing Under the Clouds: Gaiden Anime's English-Subtitled Trailer Previews 1st 2 Films

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Both films open in U.S. on August 24

Eleven Arts Anime Studio revealed on Thursday an English-subtitled trailer for the first and second Laughing Under the Clouds Gaiden (Donten ni Warau Gaiden).

Eleven Arts will open the two films, Laughing Under the Clouds Gaiden: The Oath of the Yamainu (Donten ni Warau Gaiden: Ketsubetsu, Yamainu no Chikai) and Laughing Under the Clouds Gaiden: The Cursed Twins (Donten ni Warau Gaiden: Shukumei, Sōtō no Fūma), in U.S. theaters on August 24. The company will also screen the upcoming third film in the trilogy in the future.

The first film opened in Japan in December, and the second film opened in Japan on June 9. 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 for a two-week screening. A limited-number complete edition Blu-ray Disc will also go on sale at participating theaters on September 1, and the regular retail edition will go on sale on October 3.

The original Donten ni Warau Gaiden manga by Kemuri Karakara includes stories not told in the original Donten ni Warau 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.

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.

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 in January 2018.

Source: Email correspondence

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