It was announced by the official Ni no Kuni website that the anime film adaptation of Level-5’s fantasy RPG will make its debut in Japanese theaters on August 23! There is no word as of yet whether or not the film will make its way to theaters here in the West.

MyAnimeList.net describes the story of Ni no Kuni as follows:

High schooler Yuu and his friend Haru get involved in a case involving his childhood friend Kotona, which forces them to go back and forth between another world that is different but is somewhat similar to their world, Ni no Kuni. The real world and Ni no Kuni, when Kotona’s life is in danger, what’s the ultimate choice the three of them have to make in Ni no Kuni?

More staff have been announced for the film including new voice actors Tsuyoshi Muro and Masatou Ibu. The full cast list is as follows:

Main staff:

  • Original work: Level-5 
  • Original work general director / original draft / screenplay: Akihiro Hino
  • Director: Yoshiyuki Momose (Ghiblies Episode 2)
  • Music: Joe Hisaishi (Hayao Miyazaki, Takeshi Kitano films)
  • Animation production: OLM

Announced voice cast:

  • Yu: Kento Yamazaki (One Week FriendsKingdom live-action films)
  • Yoki: Mamoru Miyano (Light Yagami in Death Note)
  • Gavalas: Kenjiro Tsuda (Seto Kaiba in Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Saki/Versa: Maaya Sakamoto (Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell: Arise)
  • Balton: Koichi Yamadera (Spike Spiegel in Cowboy Bebop)
  • Danpa: Yuki Kaji (Eren Yeager in Attack on Titan)

In addition, a promotional trailer for the film has been released which you can view below

Source: Crunchyroll

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