Earlier today, Eleven Arts announced that they will distribute upcoming anime film The Laws Of The Universe – PART I in the United States and Canada. The publisher will give the film a theatrical run in a simultaneous world première on October 12.
Eleven Arts will present the film with an English dub when it hits cinemas. The publisher released a new trailer, as well as more than fifty stills from the film, which you can check out below.
The 30-second promo opens with lead character Ray, who is being questioned by a winged woman. Their conversation serves as a brief overview of the story, as the trailer jumps between cuts from the film.
Eleven Arts describes The Laws Of The Universe – PART I as:
University students, Ray, Anna, Tyler, Halle, and Eisuke are enjoying college life and pursuing their dreams, but in reality, They have a secret mission, to fight against invading Reptilians from outer space. One day, Ray travels back in time to 330 million years ago on Earth, to find his missing friend Tyler who has fallen into a trap set by the evil alien, Dahar.
During that time, Alpha, the God of the Earth, was planning to create a new civilization on Earth and invited Queen Zamza and her fellow Reptilian from the planet Zeta, to Earth.
What is the intention of Dahar? What will happen to Ray and Tyler?
And what is “the plan of the God of the Earth”?
Isamu Imakake (The Laws of Eternity, The Laws of the Universe: Part 0) will reprise his roles as director, chief director at HS Pictures Studio, with Masami Suda (Fist of the North Star, Toward the Terra) providing character designs. Yūichi Mizusawa is scoring the soundtrack for the feature.
Other confirmed crew members include:
- VFX Creative Director: Yumiko Awaya
- Sound Director: Takashi Ui
- Key Visual Designer: Keiko Otsubo
- Art Designer: Yukihiro Shibutani
- Art Designer: Yoshihiro Nakamura
- Art Designer: Yusuke Ikeda
- Color Designer: Hironori Noji
- Director of Digital Imaging: Mitsuhiro Sato
- CGI / ３d: Koji Kawashima
- CGI Director: Kenichi Higaki
- CGI Director: Chris Wu
- CGI Director: Dennis Cai
- Editing: Hideaki Ohhata
- Animation Producer: Shoji Moriya
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Ray: Ryota Osaka
- Anna: Asami Seto
- Tyler: Tetsuya Kakihara
- Halle: Hisako Kanemoto
- Eisuke: Wataru Hatano
- Zamza: Yoshiko Sengen
- Alpha: Yuichiro Umehara
- Dahar: Ayumu Murase
- Gaia: Sayaka Ohara
- Eros: Shinnosuke Tachibana
- Geopald: Hiroki Yasumoto
- Inker: Miki Ito
The Laws Of The Universe – PART I 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?
Update 1/3/2019, 9:23 AM EST: Removed opening line.