LAUGHING UNDER THE CLOUDS GAIDEN Info and Images from Shochiku
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
Distributor Shochiku Co. has provided SciFi Japan with a preview of their new film trilogy, LAUGHING UNDER THE CLOUDS GAIDEN (曇天に笑う＜外伝＞ ～決別、犲の誓い～, Donten ni Warau Gaiden Ketsubetsu Yamainu no Chikai). Based on Kemuri Karakara’s popular manga, the anime will be released as three 60 minute long movies, with the first chapter opening in cinemas on December 2nd.
LAUGHING UNDER THE CLOUDS GAIDEN features animation by WIT Studio, the studio behind the TV anime series ATTACK ON TITAN and KABANERI OF THE IRON FORTRESS.
At the end of the Samurai era (Edo) the new Meiji government is founded in Japan. Three young brothers — Tenka, Soramaru and Chutaro — are the guardians of Kumou shrine who fight to save the country from demons. Tenka convenes the Yamainu squad 11 years before the resurrection of Orochi, which happens once every three centuries, in order to eradicate the giant snake demon. In addition to Tenka, the squad includes Sosei and Kiiko… however, an incident results in Tenka heading in a different direction from his comrades.
One year after the great battle against Orochi, the truth behind the curse and the cause of the death of the Kumo brothers’ parents are revealed for the first time…
Japanese Theatrical Release Date: December 2, 2017
Running Time: 60 Minutes
Tenka Kumo: Yuichi Nakamura
Soramaru Kumo: Yuki Kaji
Chutaro Kumo: Tsubasa Yonaga
Sosei: Kosuke Toriumi
Seiichiro Takamine: Hiroki Yasumoto
Kiiko Sasaki: Sayaka Ohara
Ashiya Mutsuki: Yuki Fujiwara
Zenzo Inukai: Takahiro Fujiwara
Chenran Shi: Hiroshi Iwasaki
Rakucho Takeda: Hiro Shimono
Hirari: Kenichi Suzumura
Botan: Rina Sato
Nishiki: Mamiko Noto
Shirasu Kenjo: Takahiro Sakurai
Director: Tetsuya Wakano
Producer: Yoshimasa Okunaga
Original Story: Laughing Under the Clouds Gaiden by Kemuri Karakara (Published by Mag Garden)
Series Composition: Eiji Umehara
Storyboards: Eiji Umehara
Character Designs: Kii Tanaka
Chief Animation Director: Kii Tanaka
Action Animation Director: Koichi Usami
Animation Directors: Kenji Fujisaki, Shinichi Nozaki, Takuma Ebisu, Natsuko Suzuki
Sound Director: Shoji Hata
Sound Production: Sound Team Don Juan
Music: Yutaka Yamada
Music Production: Shochiku Music Publishing
Production Companies: Shochiku, Production I.G, Kinoshita Management
Animation Production: WIT Studio
Distributor: Shochiku Home Entertainment & Licensing Division
© 2017 “Laughing Under the Clouds Gaiden” Film Partners
About Shochiku Co., Ltd.
Shochiku traces its origins to 1895 when Takejiro Otani presented his first stage play. They also produced the first color motion picture in Japan, and have expanded into TV dramas, video contents, Kabuki presentation, theater operations, and real estate.
The company has become a symbol of enduring tradition as the exclusive promoter of the Kabuki theater in Japan as well as widely known as the creator of the world’s longest-running feature film series TORA-SAN.
The company is making all possible efforts to develop business in various fields, including multimedia and co-productions, across generation, national, and cultural borders.