The upcoming Gold Kingdom and Water Kingdom anime has revealed a new trailer that features three theme songs composed by Japan-based American music composer and arranger Evan Call. Call is known for his soundtracks in anime titles such as Violet Evergarden, Josee, the Tiger and the Fish, and Tokyo ESP.
The new trailer features the theme songs “Brave New World” featuring Kotone, “Yasashii Yokan” and “Love Birds”:
“Since the two countries have different cultures, we used different instruments inspired by each country. I composed the music so that the colors of each country would come out strongly. I believe that the real world should be like the characters in this movie, where people from different countries and backgrounds understand each other and share warm feelings. I hope that when you watch this film, you will feel the humanistic kindness of people who respect each other.”Statement from Evan Call, on the film’s music production
Kotono Watanabe is directing the film, with Madhouse animating it. Previously-announced cast includes Kento Kaku as Naranbayar, Minami Hamabe as Princess Sarah, Hiroshi Kamiya as Saladin, Miyuki Sawashiro as Lailala, Subaru Kimura as Jauhara, Keiko Toda as Leopoldine, Chafurin as Piripappa, Masaki Terasoma as Oduni, and Banjou Ginga as Rastavan III.
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, then it was serialized in Shogakukan’s Flowers magazine 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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