The Chain Chronicle game has a very strong story that has made the series very popular since it began in July 2013. It has been adapted into a 3-part movie, of which the second part was released on January 14, 2017. On the first day of release, the voice actors showed up on stage at a screening event and talked about the climax scene and the action scenes of the movie. The guests included Akira Ishida (the voice of the main character Yuuri) Daiki Yamashita, Toshiyuki Toyonaga, Hikaru Midorikawa, Nao Touyama, and Junichi Yanagida.
Part 1 and Part 2 are directed by Masashi Kudou, better known as the director of BLEACH. Telecom Animation Film Company produced Lupin the Third, and Graphinica Inc. is known for Expelled from Paradise. The cast includes Akira Ishida, Daiki Yamashita, Ayane Sakura, Maaya Uchida and others.
During the event, Ishida said that ‘the second movie is very exciting from start to end. I hope all the audience will enjoy it and feel value in watching it at the movie theatre.’ The voice actor for Aram, Yamashita, commented, ‘Aram became more powerful and he is always full of energy when he screams, runs, jumps, kicks and fights in Part 2.’ The voice actor for Cain, Toyonaga, made the audience laugh by saying that his favorite scene is ‘the sexy scene where Yuriana wears see-through clothing and talks to Lilith in the fountain.’ The voice actor for Verna, Yanagida, said, ‘My favorite scene is where Aram peed on the snow-covered mountain. The steam was drawn very realistically.’ Moreover, Midorikawa, who is the voice actor for Shuza and known to be a Chain Chronicle lover, enthusiastically commented, ‘Musica is an amazing character and her song is played in the movie. I’m always excited when I hear the song in the movie. I can imagine how characters have been encouraged by it when they fight. Overall, the movie is wonderfully completed with a lot of fighting scenes.’ Finally, Touyama, who provides Musica’s voice said, ‘I felt lots of pressure to sing as Musica, who is a legendary singer. I hope the audience will enjoy my song titled Chain the world at the theatre.’
The cast is proud of Chain Chronicle being a high quality series. Part 2 of the movie will be showing at theatres until January 27, 2017 and the third movie will be released on February 11, 2017.
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