So, is this an Extended laugh under the clouds?

Earlier today, film distributor Shochiku started streaming a new teaser trailer for the first Laughing Under the Clouds – Gaiden (Donten ni Warau Gaiden) anime film. The 75-second promo features scenes that haven’t been previewed in previous trailers.

the first film, titled Donten ni Warau Gaiden: Ketsubetsu, Yamainu no Chikai (Laughing Under the Clouds Gaiden – Parting, The Oath of the Yamainu), will hit Japanese theaters on December 2. A stage greeting event will be held at Tokyo’s Shinjuku Piccadilly theater on premiere day, while an earlier event will be held at the Marunouchi Piccadilly on November 25. Both events will feature cast members in attendance.

Tetsuya Wakano was tapped to direct the film at Wit Studio, with Kii Tanaka (Cheating Craft, Hundred) providing character designs. Eiji Umehara (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-, Beelzebub) wrote the feature’s script.

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Chūtarō Kumo: Tsubasa Yonaga
  • Tenka Kumo: Yūichi Nakamura
  • Soramaru Kumo: Yuuki Kaji
  • Rakuchō Takeda: Hiro Shimono
  • Seiichirō Takamine: Hiroki Yasumoto
  • Chenran Shi: Hiroshi Iwasaki
  • Hirari: Kenichi Suzumura
  • Abe no Sōsei: Kousuke Toriumi
  • Nishiki: Mamiko Noto
  • Botan: Rina Satou
  • Kiiko Sasaki: Sayaka Ohara
  • Zenzō Inukai: Takahiro Fujiwara
  • Shirasu Kenjō: Takahiro Sakurai
  • Mutsuki Ashiya: Yuuki Fujiwara

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?

A teaser trailer for the first film was released in June to promote the feature. You can check it out below:

Source: Comic Natalie