ARIA THE CREPUSCOLO Press Notes and Pics From Shochiku
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
Distributor Shochiku Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information and large images from ARIA THE CREPUSCOLO, the second feature film from the smash hit manga and anime series.
ARIA (アリア) is a futuristic “healing” manga series written by Kozue Amano, author of Amanchu!. Over 4.6 million copies have been sold thus far. The manga was adapted into the anime series ARIA THE ANIMATION (アリア ジ アニメーション, Aria ji Animēshon, 2005), ARIA THE NATURAL (アリア ザ ナチュラル, Aria za Nachuraru, 2006), ARIA THE OVA 〜ARIETTA〜 (アリア ジ オーブイエー アリエッタ, Aria ji Obuiē Arietta, 2007), ARIA THE ORIGINATION (アリア ジ・オリジネーション, Aria ji Orijinēshon, 2008) and a feature film, ARIA THE AVVENIRE (2015). The gentle atmosphere of the manga and anime has attracted many fans around the world.
Celebrating the 15th anniversary of ARIA THE ANIMATION, ARIA The CREPUSCOLO is a brand new animated film that revolves around the members of Orange Planet. An original story was written and illustrated by Kozue Amano specifically for the movie. Executive director and scriptwriter Junichi Sato is joined by director Takahiro Natori, and animation production house J.C. STAFF (AMANCHU!).
The season is fall and the city of Neo-Venezia is covered in fallen leaves. Something is bothering Anya, who works at Orange Planet. Her senior colleagues Alice and Athena haven’t seen each other due to their busy schedules, which is making Athena feel sad. But for some reason, Alice seems to be avoiding her altogether.
With her friends Ai and Azusa’s help, Anya tries to find a definitive way for Alice and Athena to get together. But during this time, Anya learns of a situation that only she can see because of where she stands.
Japanese Theatrical Release: Friday, March 5, 2021 (Nationwide Roadshow)
Running Time: 60 Minutes
Alice Carroll: Ryo Hirohashi
Athena Glory: Rina Sato
Anya Dostoevskaya: Ai Kayano
Well: Akeno Watanabe
Akari Mizunashi: Erino Hazuki
Alicia Florence: Sayaka Ohara
Ai Ai: Kaori Mizuhashi
Aria: Chinami Nishimura
Aika S. Granchester: Chiwa Saito
Akira E. Ferrari: Junko Minagawa
Azusa B. McLaren: Mai Nakahara
Aletta Pace: Kiyono Yasuno
Executive Director: Junichi Sato
Director: Takahiro Natori
Original Story: ARIA by Kozue Amano (Published by Blade Comics / Mag Garden)
Character Design: Yoko Ito
Animation Director: Yoko Ito
Art Director: Yasunori Kegasawa (Studio Uni)
Color Design: Miho Kimura
Cinematographer: Hidenori Manaka
Music: Choro Club feat. Senoo
Opening Theme: “Felicita” by Kiyono Yasuno
ED Theme: “echoes” by Kiyono Yasuno
Music Production: Flying dog
Sound Production: Rakuonsha
Animation Production: J.C.STAFF
Distributor (Japan): Shochiku
International Sales: Shochiku ODS Business Office
©2020 Kozue Amano/MAG Garden・ARIAcompany All Rights Reserved
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.