Release Date Announced For Japan/China Anime "The Tibetan Dog"

Animation by studio Madhouse

Madhouse, the studio behind Redline, Satoshi Kon's movies and Mamoru Hosoda's has announced that their co-production with the Chinese government, The Tibetan Dog, will open in Japanese theaters for the new year, on January 07, 2012.  Child actor Tatsuomi Hamada (the live action adaptations of The Wallflower and Kaibutsu-kun)  will voice the lead in an adaptation of the best selling Chinese novel about a half Tibetan boy who travels to join his father on the Tibetan plains after the death of his mother.


Award winning manga author Naoki Urasawa (20th Century Boys) provided character designs for the movie, which is directed by Masayuki Kojima and adapted by Shigeru Fujita, both of whom worked on Madhouse's adaptation Urasawa's ethics thriller Monster.  


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