We’re going someplace far beyond the sky and past the limits of imagination! Or… we’re just talking about a licensed anime.
Earlier today, the official website for upcoming film Monster Strike The Movie: Sora no Kanata (Monster Strike The Movie: Beyond the Clouds) updated with a new trailer and key visual, as well as the major cast and crew members attached to the project.
We break the details down below.
The 103-second teaser sets up the story, using character dialogue to drive the main story beats. The promo cuts between several scenes, offering a glimpse at the film in action.
The visual features the main characters standing in the ruins of a city. Behind them, stand the titular monsters, as well as a grey-haired man who has his back to the camera.
Hiroshi Nishikiori (Azumanga Daioh, A Certain Magical Index) was tapped to direct Monster Strike The Movie: Sora no Kanata at Orange, Yuichi Tanaka (A Certain Magical Index, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!) providing character designs. Takayo Ikami (Penguindrum, Beautiful Bones: Sakurako’s Investigation) is penning the feature’s screenplay.
Other confirmed crew members include:
- Music: Masaru Yokoyama
- Sound Director: Jin Aketakawa
- CGI Director: Eiji Inomoto
- Original Character Designs: Tatsurō Iwamoto
- Production: XFLAG
- Distribution: Warner Brothers Japan
The feature will star the following:
- Kanata: Masataka Kubota
- Tōya: Yoshimasa Hosoya
- Yūna: Aoi Yūki
- Senju: Kouichi Yamadera
- Sora: Alice Hirose
Six other cast members were confirmed, though their specific roles have yet to be specified:
- Atsushi Tamaru
- Mika Doi
- Nobunaga Shimazaki
- Rica Matsumoto
- Tomokazu Sugita
- Yutaka Nakano
Alice Hirose’s role was previously announced. Her role as Sora will be her first voice acting role.
Monster Strike The Movie: Sora no Kanata hits Japanese theaters on October 5.