It was not too long ago when the first movie, out in theaters on November 27th, 2015, was a smash hit.
The third movie of “Ajin” starts showing in 2016! The second work of the three movies, “Ajin –Shoutotsu-” will be out in theaters on Friday, May 6th. It will be shown for only three weeks.
On the website, you can see the second movie’s trailer, introduction, story, and the voice actors of the new characters. The new cast is: Officer Sokabe played by Kenichi Suzumura, Officer Almeida played by Toshiyuki Morikawa, Meyers: Maaya sakamoto, Takeshi Kotobuki played by Souma Saitou, and Shinya Nakamura played by Yuuki Kaji.
The movie’s music theme will be “innocence” by LAMP IN TERREN, especially made for the movie “Ajin.” The band made their major debut after winning the first place both in MASH A&R’s audition “Mash Fight Vol. 2” and in the Amateur Artist Contest, “RO69,” held in December of 2013. In his song, Dai Matsumoto sings with his stable decisive voice, and the speedy melody and notes are unforgettable.
The content of the QR code, which comes in the clear file with an advance ticket (released on March 7th) of the second movie, “Ajin –Shoutotsu-” is exposed!
The first screening of the second movie, “Ajin –Shoutotsu-”will be held with the cast of the main characters: Mamoru Miyano, Yuuki Kaji, the general director Hiroyuki Semoto, and the director Hiroaki Ando. On May 6th, the first screening of the three-week limited “Ajin –Shoutotsu-” will be held, and the limited DVD “The Shinya Nakamura incident”, which comes with the original comic book vol. 8, will be partially played. Yuuki Kaji, one of the cast’s main characters will talk about the work’s attractive points.
Get advance tickets of “Ajin –Shoutotsu-,” and win a first screening invitation! The advance tickets are available from today at any theater, where 25 random pairs of people will be invited.
There is a QR code for the first screening lottery in the “clear file” with Kei & Kaito’s drawings on them which is free if you buy an advance ticket.
▼ [INTRODUCTION] Prepare for the impact
The first movie, “Ajin –Shoudou-” was out in theaters on November 27th, 2015, and it created a sensation although it was a limited two week run. It was submitted for the “28th Tokyo International Movie Festival,” and Mamoru Miyano, general director Hiroyuki Semoto, and director Hiroaki Andou showed up on the red carpet at the opening ceremony on November 22nd, 2015. Each media outlet talked about the work widely. Because of the great impact of the movie, the run in ten theaters was unusually extended for another week.
Like the first movie, the second movie of the trilogy, “Ajin –Shoutotsu-” shows the great fight of a new immortal humanity, the Ajin and the leader of the Ministry of Health Ajin Management Committee, Tozaki.
The whereabouts of Kei Nagai, who tried to escape from the Ajin Management Committee;
The true purpose of the hat man, Satou; and the unbelievable action by Tozaki who was backed into a corner will come together in the movie, which has more mysteries and shocking stories than the first movie did.
Polygon Pictures produced this movie just like the first one. The general director of “Ajin -Shougeki-“ is Hiroyuki Semoto; the director is Hiroaki Ando.
On Friday September 23rd, the third movie, “Ajin Shougeki-”, will be out in theaters and which will be the finale for animated Ajin.
Feel the dynamic speedy fight of the Ajin, the breathtaking mind games of humanity and the Ajin on the big theater screen!
▼ [STORY INTRO]
A voice creepily coming from the screen. The terrorist, Satou, shows his true face. A few days before, Satou discusses the Ajin’s rights with the media in front of the Ajin Laboratory with tears in his eyes. However, the speech is not directed to humans, but to the Ajin hiding throughout Japan. Seven Ajins meet with Satou due to his claims. Satou tells them an unbelievable plan, “We will do what we need to and we work as hard as we can …it’ll be a massacre.” One of the Ajins from the meeting, Kou Nakano, is not sure if Satou is serious or not.
Satou vs. Kou Nakano; Kozaki vs. Kei Nagai; Kou Nakano vs. Kei Nagai; Ajin vs. humanity; and Ajin vs. Ajin will start now!
When I first read “Ajin,” I thought it was very “close to real life.” It seems unrealistic, but it also shows people’s common questions and worries like you cannot choose where you are born, the beginning means the end, and you cannot escape from fate. Still, it’s always you who has to make the decisions, and you have to believe that your decisions are correct. These thoughts are part of my song, “innocent.” I am very excited to hear my song in the movie. I hope it works out fine for the theme of the movie. Please check it out in the theater.
LAMP IN TERREN: Dai Matsumoto
Writer: Gamon Sakurai (serialized in “good! afternoon” by: KODANSHA )
General Director: Hiroyuki Seshita
Director: Hiroaki Ando
Series Constructor: Hiroshi Seko
Production Designer: Naoya Tanaka, Ferdinando Patri
Character Designer: Yuki Moriyama
Modeling Director: Mitsunori Kataama
Art Director: Hiroshi Takiguchi, Yoshikatsu Matsumoto
Color Design: Hironori Nochi
Stage Design: Ryochimo(りょーちも), Akio Kazumi, Keisuke Ide, Takeshi Iwata
CG Supervisor: Takeshi Iwata, Susumu Sugai, Masayuki Uemoto, Yuuki Mizoguchi
Editor: Aya Hida, Jun Watanabe
Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
Music: Yuugo Kanno
Music Production: King Record
Animation Production: Polygon Pictures
Producing Team: Ajin Management Committee
Production Company: Toho Film Department
Kei Nagai: Mamoru Miyano
Kaito: Yosimasa Hosoya
Kou Nakano: Jyun Fukuyama
Satou: Yositada Ootsuka
Kouji Tanaka: Daisuke Hirakawa
Yuu Tozaki: Takahiro Sakurai
Izumi Shitamura: Mikako Komatsu
Ikuya Ogura: Hiroyuki Kinoshita
Sogabe: Kenichi Suzumura
Almeida: Toshiyuki Morikawa
Miyars: Maaya Sakamoto
Takeshi Kotobuki: Souma Saitou
Shinya Nakamura: Yuuki Kaji
The second movie of the trilogy, “Ajin –Shoutotsu-”
Friday, May 6 — Thursday, May 26 limited three week screening
The third of the trilogy of anime movies, “Ajin –Shougeki-”
Out in theaters on Friday, September 23
Official Website: www.ajin.net
Official Twitter: @anime_ajin/#亜人計画
Production company: Toho Film Department
Copyrights: Gamon Sakurai・Koudansha and Ajin Management Committee
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