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Nao Iwamoto's Kin no Kuni Mizu no Kuni Shōjo Manga Gets Anime Film Next Spring

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Btooom!'s Kotono Watanabe directs film at Madhouse, Hugtto! Precure's Fumi Tsubota pens script

Shogakukan announced on Thursday that Nao Iwamoto's Kin no Kuni Mizu no Kuni manga is inspiring an anime film that will open next spring. Kotono Watanabe (Btooom!) is directing the film at Madhouse. Fumi Tsubota (12-Sai.: Chiccha na Mune no Tokimek, Hugtto! Precure, Waccha PriMagi!) is penning the script. Mitsuyuki Masuhara is credited as animation supervisor. NTV is credited for production coordination, and Warner Bros. Japan is distributing.

The manga is set in two rival kingdoms that have been in poor relations for a long time. The story centers on Sara and Naranbayar, a princess and young man from either country who meet by chance, and find that they must act as a couple to maintain peace in their realms. Even so, they find that they slowly fall for each other.

Iwamoto launched the manga in Shogakukan's Flowers magazine in October 2014, and Shogakukan published the manga's only book volume in 2016.

Kin no Kuni Mizu no Kuni topped the Female Readers list for the 2017 edition of Takarajimasha's Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This Manga Is Amazing!) guidebook. It was also nominated for the 10th Manga Taisho award in 2017.

Source: Comic Natalie

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