The Alchemist Code Theatrical Project Reveals Director, June Date
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The listing for the theatrical film adaptation of The Alchemist Code (Ta ga Tame no Alchemist) smartphone game for the AnimeJapan 2019 event revealed that Masanori Takahashi (When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace) is directing the film, and that the film will open in Japan in June. Ryota Ohsaka will reprise his role from the game as Edgar L. Leonhart.
Macross director Shoji Kawamori is serving as chief director on the project. Kawamori was first involved in the game when he directed the game's opening video (seen below), which led to his involvement with the film.
Kawamori previously stated that the film will be "not just for fans of the game, or anime, or fantasy, but will also expand on the game's world and stand alone as its own story."
Yōko Hikasa, who plays the role of Agatha in the game, sang the game's theme song "Ta ga Tame ni" (For the Sake of Another), which features in the game's opening video.
Fuji & gumi Games released the game in January 2016. The game is a tactical role-playing game centered on seven characters and themed around the seven deadly sins. The game is set on the continent of Babel, where the Tower of Babel looms large over seven nations. After the invention of alchemy led to its use as a tool of war that brought humanity to the brink of extinction, the seven nations struck an uneasy peace that led to a prohibition on alchemy for hundreds of years since. In the Continental Year 911, the nation of Lustrice broke the pact by assembling an army bolstered by alchemy, with ambitions of conquest over the continent. Led by Envylia, the six nations allied and struck down the rogue nation, casting alchemy once again to darkness. But 20 years after the war, alchemy once again begins to cause chaos in the land.
Source: AnimeJapan 2019