Earlier today, an official website opened its doors for a new anime movie, titled The Laws of the Universe Part 1: Dawn Chapter. The site includes the first staffers and cast members attached to the project.
We break the details down below.
Isamu Imakake (The Laws of Eternity, The Laws of the Universe: Part 0) will return to the director’s chair at HS Pictures Studio, where he’ll also serve as character designer and chief animation director.
Ryuho Okawa is again credited as Chief Production Supervisor and original creator. Other confirmed crew members include:
- Music: Yūichi Mizusawa
- Distribution: Nikkatsu
- Distribution Cooperation: Tokyo Theater
The confirmed cast includes:
- Ray: Ryota Ohsaka
- Anna: Asami Seto
- Tyler: Tetsuya Kakihara
- Halle: Hisako Kanemoto
- Eisuke: Wataru Hatano
- Zamza: Yoshiko Sengen
Visuals for the characters were also revealed, which you can check out below:
The Laws of the Universe Part 1: Dawn Chapter will hit Japanese theaters in Fall 2018
Aside form Yoshiko Chennou, all of the confirmed cast members will reprise their roles from the first film.
The Laws of the Universe Part 1: Dawn Chapter is a sequel to 2015’s The Laws of the Universe Part 0. The project was released in North America by Eleven Arts, who worked with Bang Zoom! to produce an English dub. The describe The Laws of the Universe Part 0 as:
Strange and mysterious events litter the campus of NAZKA Academy. Students are experiencing blackouts, waking up in strange places, and one group of academic misfits suddenly become the star students of the school. When one student confides in her sister, Halle, about her blackout, Halle and her friends, Ray, Anna, Tyler, and Eisuke turn to their trusted professor, Suguru Yoake. In order to get to the bottom of these mysteries, Professor Yoake hypnotizes Halle’s sister, and discovers that the blackouts and the disappearances are all linked to one thing – aliens. The students discover that the Reptilian aliens have infiltrated NAZKA Academy, and that they definitely don’t come in peace. Ray and his friends try to convince the school about the Reptilians, but no one believes them. Ray finds a moon rock to prove his claim, but before he can show anyone, it gets stolen. Seeing how discouraged the students are, Professor Yoake confesses that he has developed a machine to contact the aliens. Using the mystical laws of like attracts like, his machine attempts contact with the Unmite Alien, who takes the students on the adventure of a lifetime in his UFO, visiting different planets and discovering the truths to many secrets. However, when they return to earth, they discover a trap awaiting them, set by the Messenger from the Flip-Side Universe. Will Ray and his friends be able to save Earth before it’s destroyed for good?
Source: Comic Natalie
Update 1/3/2019, 9:23 AM EST: Removed opening line.