Aniplex of America to Screen Toei’s EXPELLED FROM PARADISE in US Theaters
Urobuchi and Mizushima’s State-of-the-Art CG Masterpiece to Premiere in Select Theaters this December
Source: Aniplex of America, Inc. press release
Official Site: rakuen-tsuiho.com (Japan), AniplexUSA.com/expelledfromparadise (US)
Special Thanks to Joanna Metoki and EJ Rivera
Aniplex of America, Inc. had just announced on their Aniplex Live Show that they will be screening the highly-anticipated science fiction feature EXPELLED FROM PARADISE (楽園追放 -Expelled From Paradise-, Rakuen Tsuihoo -Expelled From Paradise-, 2014) in theaters across the U.S. this December. Even before its Japanese theatrical debut, critics have praised EXPELLED FROM PARADISE for its groundbreaking themes and fluid animation. Tickets will be available through the Aniplex of America’s official website starting November 20th. Moviegoers will also receive an exclusive theatrical poster featuring the title’s keyart with their ticket purchase while supplies last. EXPELLED FROM PARADISE will be distributed by ELEVEN ARTS and will be featured in the original Japanese audio with English subtitles.
Directed by Seiji Mizushima (FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST, GUNDAM 00) and written by Gen Urobuchi (PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA, FATE/ZERO), EXPELLED FROM PARADISE is a totally original project utilizing the most state-of-the-art 3DCG technology. With two of the most prominent creators of the Japanese animation industry collaborating for the first time, EXPELLED FROM PARADISE explores topics of societal evolution through unique characters and dynamic action sequences within an innovative science fiction framework. Urobuchi’s magnificent image of the future world is brought to life by the creative team lead by Mizushima. With an all-star cast including Rie Kugimiya (FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST, GINTAMA), Shin-ichiro Miki (KILL la KILL, FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: BROTHERHOOD), and Hiroshi Kamiya (MONOGATARI SERIES, DURARARA!!), EXPELLED FROM PARADISE is what any sci-fi anime fan will love.
For a full list of participating theaters and tickets, please visit AniplexUSA.com/expelledfromparadise/theaters.
About EXPELLED FROM PARADISE
With Earth now left in ruins following the “NanoHazard,” 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 Balzacto 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..!
Angela Balzac: Rie Kugimiya
Dingo: Shin-ichiro Miki
Frontier Setter: Hiroshi Kamiya
Original Story: Toei Animation, Nitroplus
Screenplay: Gen Urobuchi (Nitroplus)
Director: Seiji Mizushima
Sequence Director: Tomoki Kyoda
Character Design: Masatsugu Saito
Production Design: Yasuyoshi Uetsu
Mechanical Design: Junya Ishigaki, Masatsugu Saito, Takayuki Yanase,
Makoto Ishiwata (Nitroplus)
Sculpture Design: Masaki Apsy
Graphic Design: Tsuyoshi Kusano
Conceptual Consultant & Conceptual Design: Shinya Ogura
CG Director: Naoki Ao
Animation Director: Haruki Kashiwakura
Modeling Director: Kazumasa Yokokawa
Color Designer: Eriko Murata
Motion Graphic Artists: Yohei Miyahara (CAPSULE), Natsuko Sato
Art Director: Masanobu Nomura (Bihou)
Composite Supervisor: Kojiro Hayashi
Editing: Masato Yoshitake
Sound Director: Masafumi Mima (Techno Sound)
Sound Effects: Shizuo Kurahashi (SOUND BOX)
Animation Producer: Hiroshi Moriguchi
Chief Animation Producer: Hiroki Yoshioka
Producer: Koichi Noguchi
Animation Production: Graphinica
Planning & Produced By: Toei Animation
About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite Blu-ray and DVD releases such as BAKEMONOGATARI, DURARARA!!, FATE/ZERO, PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA, THE GARDEN OF SINNERS, SWORD ART ONLINE, BLUE EXORCIST and BLAST OF TEMPEST. The company’s ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles KILL LA KILL, MONOGATARU SERIES SECOND SEASON, DAY BREAK ILLUSION, SERVANT x SERVICE, SILVER SPOON, MAGI: THE KINGDOM OF MAGIC, ORESHURA, OREIMO 2, VALVRAVE THE LIBERATOR, VIVIDRED OPERATION and SAMURAI FLAMENCO.
About Eleven Arts
ELEVEN ARTS is the Los Angeles based film distribution company that has brought many acclaimed Japanese films, live-action and animation, to North American audiences. ELEVEN ARTS’s major live-action titles include Japan Academy Awards winner MEMORIES OF TOMORROW (starring Ken Watanabe) and Oscar nominated director (with THE TWILIGHT SAMURAI in 2004) Yoji Yamada’s samurai film LOVE AND HONOR. ELEVEN ARTS is also a respected distributor of popular animation titles such as the EVANGELION franchise, FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: THE SACRED STAR OF MILOS, and PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA THE MOVIE PART 1: BEGINNINGS/ PART 2: ETERNAL/ PART 3: REBELLION.