WIT Studio released the first official trailer for the Japanese animated film The girl on the other side. The story was adapted from a manga series of the same name, written and illustrated by a Japanese artist Nagabe. The film’s release follows a 10-minute OAD (Original Animated DVD) short that prompted a Kickstarter campaign to fund the adaptation of the feature film. The story is a dark fairy tale in which people are either normal or cursed. In this world, a little girl named Shiva ends up befriending a strange creature who can’t be touched.
The look of The girl on the other side reiterates the promise of the directors Yutaru Kubo and Satomi maiya to use a style that they have since dubbed the ânew technique of expressionâ. The trailer shows the beginnings of Shiva and the Teacher’s friendship and how it begins to develop, as well as the danger it ultimately presents.
The initial objective of The girl on the other side The Kickstarter campaign to launch it was 3 million yen, which was reached the same day it was launched. By the end of the campaign on May 10, 2021, the project had raised more than 20 million yen (approximately US $ 200,000). The OAD will be shipped to fans with a volume derived from the Animated Saga on March 10, 2022.
June Fukuyama and Rie takahashi expressed the Master and Shiva, respectively, and an audio extract was also posted with the two actors talking about the project and revealing what the experience was like to be able to make it happen. In the audio clip, they agree that recording their vocals was incredibly fun, and Fukuyama said he gave the job his best. Takahashi celebrated that a feature film explored key elements of the manga that would otherwise be impossible to cover in the short. The original manga series was first released in 2015, and the short film it spawned has screened at several film festivals.
The girl on the other side will ship with the bonus manga volume on March 10, 2022. You can purchase your copy on the MAG Garden online store.
Check out the trailer below (subtitled):
Here is the official synopsis of The girl on the other side:
In a world divided between inside and outside, those who live in the two realms are told never to cross over for fear of being cursed. A young girl named Shiva lives on the other side, in a vacant village with a demonic guardian known only as “Teacher”. Although the two are prohibited from touching each other, they seem to share a bond that transcends their disparate appearances. But when Shiva leaves the Master’s care to search for his grandmother, the secret of his mysterious way of life is revealed.
The film will be released on the platform in December, followed by a world premiere on Amazon Prime Video in January.
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