In case you didn’t know, there’s a Ni no Kuni anime film within the works, based mostly on the favored online game collection. It was introduced earlier this yr and won’t be an adaptation of any of the video games particularly, however somewhat, a brand new story with a protagonist not seen within the mainline entries. The movie can be a collaboration between Degree-5, Warner Bros. Japan, and OLM Inc. and can launch in Japan on August 23, 2019.
The movie will observe a bunch of high-school pals: the wheelchair-bound Yuu, basketball star Haru, and Haru’s girlfriend Kotona. When Kotona will get attacked, Yuu and Haru attempt to save her however are transported to the world of Ni no Kuni. In case you are conversant in the video games, it is a place the place an alternate model of every individual exists, with a deep and basic connection to the actual individual (it is a core a part of the story within the first sport). In Ni no Kuni, Princess Asya is Kotona’s parallel self, and Yuu begins to fall for her. However so as to save Kotona’s life, Asya has to die, creating an enormous determination for Yuu and Haru.
Whereas it’s not based mostly on any of the video games instantly, it does observe the identical thought of touring between the “actual world” and distant magical lands.
The 2 console entries are PlayStation exclusives, with the primary one, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch releasing for the PS3 again in 2013 (2011 in Japan), and the latest, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, which launched for the PS4 again in 2018. Each acquired favorable critiques. The unique Ni no Kuni was initially launched as a Nintendo DS sport again in 2010, with Wrath of the White Witch being an expanded model dropped at the PlayStation three.
Now that we have now a Japanese launch date for the movie, we are going to hopefully be listening to phrase on a Western launch date. Because it stands, the movie has not been introduced for the West, sadly, however the recognition of the video games over right here has us speculating that a Western announcement can be coming quickly.