A sequel to the 2014 Japanese anime science fiction movie Expelled from Paradise has been announced with the Liberated From Paradise title. A teaser trailer and visual have been released as part of the announcement.
The Liberated from Paradise sequel was announced during Toei Animation’s “Virtual Anime Fes” held earlier. Seiji Mizushima returns to direct the new movie. He is known for directing anime titles such as Shaman King (2001), Fullmetal Alchemist (2003), Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (2007), Beatless (2018), D4DJ First Mix (2020), and D4DJ All Mix (2023). Gen Urobochi is also returning for the script (as part of Nitroplus), with Masatsugo Saito as the character designer, and NARASAKI as the music composer.
Expelled from Paradise was produced by Toei Animation and animated by Graphinica, with T-Joy and Toei Company distributing it. The main cast included:
- Rie Kugimiya as Angela Balzac
- Shin-ichiro Miki as Dingo (Zarik Kajiwara)
- Hiroshi Kamiya as Frontier Setter
- Megumi Hayashibara as Christin Gillum
- Minami Takayama as Veronica Kulikova
- Kotono Mitsuishi as Hilde Thorwald
Aniplex of USA licensed the Expelled from Paradise movie for its North American theatrical release, as well as for its Blu-Ray/DVD release. They list the plot as follows:
With Earth now left in ruins following the “Nano Hazard,” most of humanity has abandoned the planet they once called home along with their physical bodies and rebuilt their digitalized minds into a society within the cyber universe of “DEVA.”
A.D. 2400, DEVA’s central council detects an incident of unauthorized access into their mainframe. Someone on Earth was trying to hack into the system. The only information DEVA was able to retrieve was that the hacker referred to themselves as “Frontier Setter.”
To investigate the mysterious hacker’s motives, the high officials of DEVA dispatch System Security Third Officer Angela Balzac to the Earth’s surface. Equipped with a prosthetic “material body,” Angela attempts to make contact with a local agent Dingo, but what awaited her instead was a swarm of Sandworms now infesting the Earth’s surface. Angela intercepts the gruesome pests with her exoskeletal powered suit Arhan.
Will Angela and Dingo be able to find Frontier Setter on this devastated planet?
Their journey to explore the secrets of the world will begin now…!
Source: Official Website
© Toei Animation, Nitroplus / Expelled from Paradise Society