Seven Days War Anime Film's Video Combines Anime/Live-Action Footage
posted on by Alex Mateo
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:
- Takumi Kitamura as Mamoru Suzuhara
- Kyōko Yoshine as Aya Chiyono
- Megumi Han as Kaori Yamazaki
- Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Sōma Ogata
- Takeo Ōtsuka as Hiroto Honjō
- Haruka Michii as Saki Akutsu
- Makoto Koichi as Malet
- Takahiro Sakurai as Masahiko Honda
- Mitsuru Miyamoto as Kaori Yamazaki's father
- Tomokazu Seki as an immigration administrator
- Ryusei Nakao as a high-level politician
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.