Island of Giant Insects Anime Film Gets Live-Action Promotional Video
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for the theatrical film edition of the anime of Yasutaka Fujimi, RED ICE, and Shu Hirose's The Island of Giant Insects (Kyochū Rettō) manga began streaming a live-action promotional video on Friday. Noboru Iguchi (Tomie: Unlimited, Cat Eyed Boy) directed the video. The video will screen at the "Atami Kaijū Eiga Matsuri" event in Atami, Shizuoka from November 22 to 24.
The website also revealed that the OVA version of the anime will air on television on AT-X on December 1 at 8:30 p.m. The anime will begin streaming through d Anime Store (Docomo Anime Store) and FOD on the same day.
The theatrical film version of the anime will open in Japan on January 10.
The staff for the anime launched a crowdfunding campaign for the theatrical edition in May. Ishiguro stated in a video in February that this year's original video anime (OVA) release is only the "prologue to the full anime project," and that there are "still many big developments in store."
The OVA shipped in Japan on DVD in a limited-edition bundle with the manga's sixth compiled book volume on June 20. Crunchyroll screened the anime at the Crunchyroll Expo event in August, and the company is planning to stream the anime worldwide outside Asia.
The anime stars:
- M.A.O as Mutsumi Oribe
- Rika Tachibana as Chitose Naruse
- Misato Fukuen as Ayumi Matsuoka
- Momo Asakura as Mami Miura
- Chiaki Takahashi as Misuzu Jinno
- Takuya Eguchi as Kazuhiko Kai
- Wataru Komada as Atsushi Kamijō
- Marina Inoue as Inaho Enoki
The survival horror story begins when Mutsumi Oribe and her classmates are flying for a school field trip, and their plane crashes. They drift onto an island dominated by giant insects. The tagline for the anime is, "On that island … humans are merely insect fodder."
Takeo Takahashi (Spice and Wolf, Aki Sora) is serving as chief director of the anime at Passione, and Shigeru Morita (Arpeggio of Blue Steel - Ars Nova) wrote the script. Takayuki Noguchi (Queen's Blade: Rebellion) is designing the characters.