The official website of Haken Anime! (Anime Supremacy!) the live-action film released its full trailer featuring the theme song “Éclair” performed by the rock band Genie High on Tuesday, March 8, 2022.
In regard to the announcement, Enon Kawatani, songwriter and vocalist of the five-member rock band commented that he had to drop writing the theme song many times because it didn’t makeup to the spirit of the film.
“The movie was so interesting that I decided to make a song that wouldn’t lose to it, so I dropped it many times, ” said Kawatani.
The vocalist wanted to express the constant hardships of the people struggling to reach the top of the anime industry through his song.
“I feel like I’ve been thinking about “what is pop music” the most. Perhaps because of that hardship, I feel that the characters who struggle to take the hegemony in the animation industry have been able to embrace their emotions.”
Additionally, Marika Kouno, who plays popular idol voice actress Aoi Gunno in the film, joined the recording as a guest vocalist.
Furthermore, Yuki Kaji, Megumi Han, Rie Takahashi, and Kana Hanazawa, who played the main characters in the film’s two in-story anime episodes, offered shout-out voices.
The franchise also released a new key visual to commemorate the announcement with the tagline, “Bleed through your desires (a pun for manga artists when ink oozes out on the backside) “
The two in-story anime films are Soundback: Kanade no Ishi and Unmei Sensen Liddell-Light.
The voice cast of Soundback: Kanade no Ishi are:
- Ryuichi: Yuki Kaji
- Takaya: Megumi Han
- Mayu: Hina Kino
- Kanade no Ishi: Sho Hayami
- Director: Azuma Tani (Thermae Romae, Okko’s Inn)
- Original character designer: Eisaku Kubonouchi (manga artist, Cup Noodle “HUNGRY DAYS” CMs)
- Mecha designer: Takayuki Yanase (Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Mazinger Z/infinity)
The voice cast of Unmei Sensen Liddell-Light are:
- Mitsuri: Rie Takahashi
- Seira: Kana Hanazawa
- Deru: Yui Horie
- Shiori: Yu Kobayashi
- Nanaka: Reina Kondo
- Kei: Nanami Tomaru
- Yuuki: Ayaka Ohashi
- Director: Takashi Otsuka (Smile PreCure!, ONE PIECE STAMPEDE)
- Original character designer: Takahiro Kishida (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Durarara!!)
Romi Park will narrate the film (Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist). Yuki Kaji, Megumi Han, Hina Kino, Show Hayami, Rie Takahashi, Yu Kobayashi, Reina Kondo, Nanami Tomaru, and Ayaka Ohashi will also feature in the film’s live action segment.
The overall live-action film is directed by Kōhei Yoshino, and the narrative is written by Yōsuke Masaike. The work is being produced by Toei Tokyo Film Studio, and it will be distributed by Toei as well.
Riho Yoshioka, Tomoya Nakamura, Tasuku Emoto, and Machiko Ono will also star in the film. The project is set to be released in Japan on May 20, 2022.
Vertical released the novel by Naoki Prize-winning author Mizuki Tsujimura, Anime Supremacy! in October 2017. CLAMP illustrated the novel, which was released in Japan by Magazine House in August 2014.
Tsujimura’s novel Lonely Castle in the Mirror (Kagami no Kojō) has also inspired an anime film adaptation, which will be released in Japan in “winter 2022.”
Source: Comic Natalie