Producers: Studio Ghibli
Director: Isao Takahata
Synopsis: Faced with the destruction of their habitat due to the growth of Tokyo, a group of tanuki try to defend their homes. They decide to use their transforming talents to try to hold back the new development. Two of them, especially skilled at transforming, are sent to Shikoku to enlist the help of three sages. Meanwhile, the rest of them do their best to disrupt the construction site, at first causing accidents, and then actually haunting the site. However, the humans are very persistent, and soon the tanuki are forced to use more and more extreme measures to save their home. (ANN)
“These are chaotic times. All we can do is dance.”
Basically it tells the tale of a group of shape-shifting raccoons who take up arms against the human beings destroying their woodland, but…
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This year’s 26th issue of Akita Shoten’s Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine is unveiling a new character for the Gekijōban Yowamushi Pedal (Yowamushi Pedal: The Movie) film. The character’s name is Shin Yoshimoto, and he is described as the ace of Kumamoto Daiichi High School. Mamoru Miyano is providing the voice for character.
The announcement also provides a small profile for Shin:
A third-year student of Kumamoto Daiichi High School, who possesses a cheerful yet aggressive personality. He was not able to participate in the Inter High due to an injury, but he still has first-class legs honed on Mount Aso.
Yowamushi Pedal: The Movie will open in Japanese theaters on August 28, 2015.
by AJ Adejare
Here it is, the anticipated Prison School promotional video just launched. Published by Kodansha, the seinen manga created by Akira Hiramoto the anime series will come out in July 201. the Summer 2015 season anime will have JC Staff as the animation studio with Tsutomu Mizushima as the director.
The cast posted by NeoGAF user ZachDeKoromaru is as follows:
Hiroshi Kamiya – Kiyoshi
Katsuyuki Konishi – Gakuto
Suzumura Kenichi – Shingo
Namikawa Daisuke – Joe
Kazuyuki Okitsu – Andre
Mari – Sayaka Ohara
Meiko – Shizuka Ito
Hana – Kana Hanazawa
Staff on board include Michiko Yokotte as head writer, and Junichiro Taniguchi on character design for the series. Mizushima and Yokotte just wrapped up Shirobako, an anime about the animation industry at the end of the Winter 2015 season.
What’s interesting is that in Shirbako, similar events occurred, so this is a scenario of art imitating life, isn’t it?