Seven Days War Anime Film's Video Combines Anime/Live-Action Footage

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Anime film opens on December 13

Kadokawa began streaming a video on Tuesday for the anime film of Osamu Sōda's Bokura no Nanokakan Sensō (Seven Days War or Our Seven-Day War) novel. The video combines footage from the upcoming anime film and the original 1988 live-action film.

The film will open in Japan on December 13. The cast includes:

Actress Rie Miyazawa will also return from the original 1988 live-action film to play the character Hitomi Nakayama, the same character she played in the 1988 film as her major debut role.

The mystery story and social satire begins on the day before summer vacation, when every boy in a first-year class of a downtown Tokyo middle school disappears. Was it some accident? A mass kidnapping? Actually, the boys holed themselves up in an abandoned factory on the riverbed. With support from the schoolgirls, the boys start a revolution against the adults from this "liberation zone." The new anime film shifts the settings to Hokkaido in the year 2020.

Yūta Murano (Brave Beats, Dream Festival!, How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord) is directing the film at Ajia-do. Ichiro Okouchi (Code Geass, Valvrave the Liberator, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) is penning the film's script. Keishin is designing the original concept for the characters, and Hiroshi Shimizu (Michiko & Hatchin, Megalobox) is adapting those designs for animation. Sano ibuki is performing the theme song "Kessen Zenya" (Eve of Battle).

Kadokawa Shoten published the novel in April 1985, and the novel inspired a live-action film starring Rie Miyazawa in 1988. The novel also spawned a series of print sequels and spinoffs that has sold over 170 million copies and has added new volumes as recently as last year.

Aoko Sasaki launched a manga adaptation of the novel in Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Gene magazine on April 15, and ended it on July 13. Sasaki then launched a new manga based on the film (as opposed to the original novel) in Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Gene on August 16, and it will end on Friday.

Sources: Kadokawa Anime's YouTube channel, Comic Natalie

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