The upcoming Gold Kingdom and Water Kingdom anime film has released a new trailer ahead of its theatrical premiere on January 27. The trailer features the ‘climax’ of the story where the main characters, Naranbayar and Sara, attempt to see each other despite opposition from their families.
Kento Kaku and Minami Hamabe are voicing Naranbayar and Sara respectively. The film is animated by Madhouse, under the direction of Kotono Watanabe. Other cast members include:
- Hiroshi Kamiya as Saladin
- Miyuki Sawashiro as Lailala
- Subaru Kimura as Jauhara
- Keiko Toda as Leopoldine
- Chafurin as Piripappa
- Masaki Terasoma as Oduni
- Banjou Ginga as Rastavan III
The film’s theme songs are “Brave New World” featuring Kotone, “Yasashii Yokan” and “Love Birds”. They are composed by Japan-based American music composer and arranger Evan Call.
The Gold Kingdom and Water Kingdom movie is based on a josei manga by Nao Iwamoto. He launched the manga in Shogakukan’s Flowersshojo manga magazine in October 2014. It later moved to Flowers magazine where it was serialized from October 2014 to April 2016.
The manga tells the story of two neighboring countries who never agreed with one another, even going as far as to settle things in the most trivial ways possible. One day, fate has it that a princess by the name of Sara meets a young man named Naranbayar, who comes from the opposing country. The manga topped Takarajimasha’s Kono Manga ga Sugoi! list of best manga for female readers in 2017.
Source: Comic Natalie
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