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The Royal Tutor Anime Film's Trailer Previews Theme Song

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Shōgo Sakamoto performs theme song for February 16 film

Avex began streaming a trailer for the upcoming The Royal Tutor anime film on Friday. The trailer previews the film's theme song "Parallel na Kankei" (Parallel Connection) by Shōgo Sakamoto. Sakamoto previously performed the opening song for the television anime, and is also voicing Eugene in the film.

Keisuke Ueda, Yūya Asato, Yūto Adachi, Daisuke Hirose, and Shōta Aoi all return from the anime to reprise their roles as Heine, Kai, Bruno, Leonhard, and Licht, respectively, for both the anime film and the upcoming Ōshitsu Kyōshi Heine -The Musical II- (The Royal Tutor -The Musical II-) stage musical. Shōhei Hashimoto and Shōgo Sakamoto are joining the cast of both as Ivan Aleksandrovich Romano (pictured right in image below) and Eugene Aleksandrovich Romano (left), respectively.

"P4 with T" — the group composed of the voice actors for Heine and the four main princes — are returning to perform the film's ending theme song "Tomodachi Ijō x Teki Miman" (More Than Friends x Less Than Enemies).

The film will open in Japan on February 16. Katsuya Kikuchi returns to direct the film, and Kimiko Ueno is returning for the script. Rena Okuyama is still credited with the animation character design, and is also taking on the role of chief animation director. Hozumi Gōda and Keiji Inai are returning as sound director and music composer, respectively.

The new musical will run in Tokyo and Kobe in April. The Tokyo run will be at the Tokyo Dome City Hall from April 11-14, and the Kobe run will be at the Kobe International House Kokusai Hall on April 27-28.

The anime adapting Higasa Akai's manga premiered in Japan in April 2017, and Crunchyroll is streaming the series with English subtitles.

The first musical (pictured at right) ran in Tokyo and Osaka in September 2017. Kōtarō Yoshitani directed the musical.

Yen Press began releasing Higasa Akai's original manga as e-books in English in 2015, and it describes the story:

Accepting the post of Royal Tutor at the court of the king of Grannzreich, Heine Wittgenstein is a little professor with a big job ahead! Each of the kingdom's four princes has a rather distinct personality. Does their diminutive new instructor have what it takes to lay down some learning? It's a comedy of educational proportions!

Akai launched the manga in Monthly G Fantasy in November 2013, and Square Enix published the 11th compiled book volume on July 27. The 12th volume will ship on January 26.

Sources: Press release, Avex Pictures' YouTube channel

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