Anime Feature Galore at AFA15
More featured anime movie and series announced, and with them special guests and seiyuu appearance! =w=
An original anime project from Pony Canyon and A-1 Pictures!
Kantoku (Original characters design), Fumihiko Shimo (Screenplay) and Masashi Ishihama (Director) join forces to create an all-new animated feature “ Garakowa-~Restore the World -.”
“World order is restored”
“A young girl discovers a beautiful world”
“They must return to that place”
Prepare to be shocked when these phrases connect!
Story: Brilliant rays of colorful light float in a space devoid of gravity – “The Box of Wisdom.”
A space inhabited by multiple worlds, countless timelines and a diversity of people, where Dual and Dorothy battle the enemy — a virus encroaching on the world.
A world infected by the virus must be deleted.
This is Dual and Dorothy’s responsibility and job.
One day, Dual and Dorothy discover a new virus attacking a girl.
They save the girl and quietly wait for her to awaken.
Who is she? Where did she come from? Where will she go?
The girl finally awakens. She calls herself “Remo” and has only one thing to say: “I have to return to the flower garden…”
Day Stage: AFA Singapore 2015, will be the site of the International Premiere of “Garakowa -Restore the World-“, before the theatrical release in Japan on January 2016. After the screening, the director, Masashi Ishihama, and the voice of Remo, Yumiri Hanamori, will appear on our stage for having a talk show. Furthermore, a first-ever live performance of the film’s image song performed by Yumiri would be premiered, hopefully!!
Garakowa -Restore the World- is original animation based on the scenario/illustrations of “Physics Point”— the exciting, new creative duo and creators of “D.backup”, grand prize winner of the 2013 Anime-ka Taisho (Anime Adaptation Award) powered by PONY CANYON.
Director Masashi Ishihama of “Shingeki no Kyojin（Attack on Titan）” (2013) and “PSYCHO-PASS 2” (2014) whose dramatic opening captured international attention, join Fumihiko Shimo of “AIR” and “CLANNAD” (screenplay) and Kantoku of “The “Hentai” Prince and the Stony Cat (Hentai Oji to Warawanai Neko)” (original character design), in creating a new world view as a work of sophisticated animation. A-1 Pictures (“Sword Art Online” “The IDOLM@STER MOVIE Kagayaki no Mukougawa e!”) and Pony Canyon, a key player in the original animation space, will premiere the all-new animated feature on Saturday, January 9, 2016.
Remo/CV: Yumiri Hanamori
Dual/CV: Risa Taneda
Dorothy/CV: Ayane Sakura
Links: Official website: http://garakowa.us/
Rating to be advised
Director Masashi Ishihama is known for his distinctively “cool” visuals and unique worldview. His talent is showcased in works such as “Shin Sekai Yori” and the opening storyboard of “Attack on Titan”. In “Shin Sekai Yori”, Ishihama adapted an epic SF novel into a striking animated film. He brings his edgy directorial style to the original theatrical anime, “Garakowa”.
Day Stage: He will be joined by Yumiri Hanamori on stage after the overseas premiere of Garakowa – Restore the World – to talk about the movie.
Yuru Yuri is a TV anime series that first aired in 2011, which rapidly gained popularity. The 2nd season aired in 2012, and the highly anticipated 3rd season is currently airing. It depicts the daily life of a group of junior high school girls.
Day Stage: Their first appearance at AFA will be a talk panel. It will feature Shiori Mikami who voices the main character “Akaza Akari” and Suzuko Mimori who voices her classmate “Furutani Himawari”. The show is going to include memorable scenes from Yuri Yuri’s 3rd season that is currently on air, and a talk show with the two guests.
This session is open to all fans holding at least Exhibition + Stage tickets, and also includes access to other day stage events featuring voice actress appearances, anisong artiste appearances, ARCC cosplay competition and performances.
Invertia (meteor storm)… an unprecedented disaster that struck the world during the 20th century.
Because of this disaster, numerous cities around the world were destroyed.
However, within the meteor, an unkown element called mana (the all-encompassing element), was discovered, which allowed human technology to make rapid strides.
This also gave rise to a new species of human born with unique skills – the Star Pulse Generation (Genestella).
The setting for the world’s greatest comprehensive battle spectcle, the Festas (Star Warrior Festicals), is an academy city above the water surrounded by six academies called Rikka also commonly known as Asterisk.
Having transferred into Seidoukan Academy in order to fulfil his own wish, scholarship student Ayato Amagiri swears he too will fight in this city.
Burning souls race… The curtain rises on this school battle spectacle.
Day Stage Saturday: Join our guest voice actor, Atsushi Tamaru, director Ono Manabu as well as the author of the light novel, Yuu Miyazaki as they share about the TV anime that is currently on-air in Japan! This session is open to all fans holding at least Exhibition + Stage tickets, and also includes access to other day stage events featuring voice actress appearances, anisong artiste appearances, ARCC cosplay competition and performances.
Official website: http://asterisk-war.com/
Yuu Miyazaki was born on February 12th, and is a Tokyo based novel writer.
He made his debut for the well-known novel “The Asterisk War” which has already been turned into comics and animated series, and gaining higher popularity around the world.
Day Stage: Mr Miyazaki will be making an appearance as part of the AFA Singapore 2015 featured anime “The Asterisk War”, alongside voice actor Atsushi Tamaru as well as director Manabu Ono.
Manabu Ono is the Director of several popular anime series.
His most notable credits as a director include “The irregular at magic high school,” “Saki,” “Horizon on the Middle of Nowhere,” and “A-Channel.” Mr. Ono is looking forward to sharing his thoughts on his most recent directorial work, “The Asterisk War”.
Day Stage: Mr Ono will be making an appearance as part of the AFA Singapore 2015 featured anime “The Asterisk War”, alongside voice actor Atsushi Tamaru as well as author Yuu Miyazaki.
Born in Saitama prefecture, Atsushi Tamaru has a rich background in voice acting.
His credits include being the voice of Mochizo Oji in “Tamako Market”, Akira Kunimi in ”Haikyu!!”, Mikihiko Yoshida in “The Irregular at Magic High School” and Ayato Amagiri in “The Asterisk War”, just to name a few.
Day Stage: Mr Tamaru will be making an appearance as part of the AFA Singapore 2015 featured anime “The Asterisk War”, alongside Director Manabu Ono as well as author Yuu Miyazaki.
Very few adolescent boys and girls have an onset of special abilities.
Yu Otosaka is one such man who uses his ability unbeknownst to others in order to lead a satisfying school life. Then one day, a girl named Nao Tomori suddenly appears before him. Their encounter reveals the destiny for wielders of special abilities.
This is a story written by Jun Maeda (Angel Beats!, Clannad, Kanon) of thos gifted youth and how they spend their days of adolescence…
Five years since the airing of the TV anime “Angel Beats”, a completely new original animation written and scripted by Jun Maeda begins here!
Day Stage: More information will be revealed shortly. All fans holding at least the Exhibition + Stage ticket are able to access this stage program along with other events involving our lineup of guests!
Official website (English): http://www.charlotteanime.com/
Official website (Japanese): http://charlotte-anime.jp/