So we’re laughing under the clouds, maybe a bit to the side.

Yesterday, the official Laughing Under the Clouds (Donten ni Warau) Twitter account revealed that Kemuri Karakara’s Donten ni Warau -Gaiden- (Laughing Under The Clouds -Side Story-) manga will receive an anime film. The third and final collected volume of Donten ni Warau -Gaiden- hit retailers earlier today, and includes an announcement that Wit Studio (Attack on Titan) will produce the feature.

Series creator Kemuri Karakara took to Twitter to publish a new illustration to celebrate the news. He noted that the film’s director and writer, both of whom are unnamed, will produce a feature that both franchise fans and newcomers can enjoy.

Donten ni Warau -Gaide- kicked off on Mag Garden’s Beat’s manga site in 2014. The series ended on February 3, and spans three collected volumes.

The original Laughing Under the Clouds manga received an anime adaptation, which aired in the Fall 2014 broadcast season. Hiroshi Haraguchi (Eureka Seven – good night, sleep tight, young lovers) directed the project at Doga Kobo, with Takao Maki providing character designs. Yuuya Takahashi (Luck & Logic) took charge of series composition on the project.

Funimation currently holds the rights to the Laughing Under the Clouds anime. They describe the series as:

When swords were outlawed in the Meiji era, the mighty samurais began to disappear. Those who rejected the ban rebelled, causing unrest throughout the countryside. To combat this criminal activity, an inescapable lake prison was constructed. Three young men, born of the Kumo line, were given the duty of delivering criminals to their place of confinement—but could there be more to their mission?

Source: Comic Natalie