2011 Winter anime Part 7: Movie

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2011 Winter anime Part 7: Movie

  • Bleach: Jigoku-hen (Movie)
  • Inazuma Eleven: Saikyou Gundan Ogre Shuurai (Movie)
  • Soukyuu no Fafner: Heaven and Earth (Movie)
  • Break Blade 5 (Movie)
  • Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa (Movie)
  • The Masque of the Black Death (Movie)

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    (December 04, 2010)


    The Jigoku-hen subtitle signifies that the story takes place in a place unvisited by Tite Kubo’s original manga, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary next year. As Eiichiro Oda did with last December’s One Piece Film Strong World, Kubo is personally overseeing the production of the new Bleach film. The film will open in Japan on December 4.

    (December 23, 2010)


    Eleven: Saikyo Gundan Ogre Shūrai anime film has begun streaming a 30-second joint television commercial with the American animated film Despicable Me on Friday. Despicable Me will open in Japan on October 29, and the theaters screening Despicable Me are slated to show the trailer for the Inazuma Eleven film.

    The Inazuma Eleven film website has also announced on Friday that the film will open in Japanese theaters in both traditional 2D and stereoscopic 3D on December 23. Like the ongoing television anime series, the film adapts the soccer role-playing game franchise from Level 5 (Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, Rogue Galaxy, Professor Layton and the Curious Village).

    (December 25 , 2010)


    At the beginning of the story, much of the world has been destroyed by the Festum and the remote Japanese island of Tatsumiyajima has only remained unscathed by virtue of an advanced cloaking shield. The island’s young people continue with their daily lives unaware of these events, but after many years of peace a lone Festum discovers Tatsumiyajima and attacks. The adults activate Tatsumiyajima’s hidden defense systems and attempt to repel the attacker but to no avail. In desperation they order the deployment of the Fafner Mark Elf but its pilot is killed en route to the hangar. Left with no further options, they send a young boy named Kazuki Makabe as the replacement pilot assisted by Soushi Minashiro from within the Siegfried System.

    The Festum is destroyed but with Tasumiyajima’s whereabouts exposed the adults choose to abandon the island’s current location. Production is accelerated on the additional Fafner units and more children are recruited to pilot them. It is also revealed that the cloaking was not meant to conceal Tatsumiyajima from only the Festum, but the rest of humanity who would seek to use its technology in the greater war against them. Before long this is precisely what happens and Tatsumiyajima is coerced into giving the Fafner Mark Sechs to the Neo United Nations.

    (January 22 , 2011)


    The series is centered around Rygart Arrow, an “un-sorcerer” born into a world of people who can use magic. These people can make quartz do many things, but Rygart is one of the few exceptions; he cannot use quartz, making many aspects of life difficult for him. Yet despite this, at Assam military school, he manages to become best friends with Hodr and Sigyn, the future King and Queen of the Krisna Kingdom and Zess, the younger brother of the Secretary of War of the Athens Commonwealth.

    Years later, Rygart is reunited with Hodr and Sigyn at the Capital city of Krisna where he learns the Athens Commonwealth has just declared war on Krisna. But it is at the capital that Rygart learns that his un-sorcerer ability allows him to pilot an ancient, effective, mecha that cannot be piloted by magic users.

    Rygart later learns that Zess is leading a mecha strike force to the capital which forces him to choose sides between his friends, Hodr or Zess.

    (February 26 , 2011)


    The official website of the Macross Frontier anime series has confirmed that there will be two theatrical Macross Frontier films. While the first film will re-edit the story of the television series with new footage, the second film, which will be based also on the Macross Frontier TV series, will act as a sequel to the 2009 film, including a new story and new music. In the Macross Frontier Girasama Festival, the movie’s release date is confirmed to be on February 26, 2011.

    (Winter 2011)

    The Masque of the Black Death, the last script that legendary Oscar-winning director Akira Kurosawa co-wrote before his death in 1998, will finally be animated for a planned theatrical release in 2010. Kurosawa and his writing collaborator Masato Ide (Red Beard, Kagemusha, Ran) based their script on “The Masque of the Red Death,” Edgar Allan Poe’s 1842 horror short story about a prince’s attempt to escape a plague while holding a masquerade in his abbey. Kurosawa and Ide’s version resets the setting to a fictional version of Russia at the beginning of the 20th century, when most of humanity faces a deadly contagion. The suspense story deals with the human condition when people are pushed to extremes and despair.

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