VIDEO: Latest "Nerawareta Gakuen" Anime Movie Trailer

Sunrise adapts classic youth lit sci-fi with AKB48's Mayu Watanabe

After premiering at  Scotland Loves Animation this month, Sunrise's (Gundam, Code Geass) adaptation of Mayumura Taku's juvenile lit sci-fi novel Nerawareta Gakuen opens in Japanese theaters on November 10th. 


The anime film features AKB48's Mayu Watanabe singing and voice acting, with additional theme music by supercell. See the latest, three minute look below.




From Scotland Loves Animation's description:


Spring marks the start of another new school year at a junior high school in Kamakura. A new transfer student, Ryoichi Kyogoku joins the 8th grade.  Kyogoku has a very special proficiency in telepathy and has been ordered by his father to use this ability to scan other people’s minds and take over the school.


He instantly gains popularity at school from his good looks and charisma and he sets about taking control of the school. As people begin to fall under Kyogoku’s spell, he covertly manipulates his followers and pushes aside anyone who gets in his way.


With the school almost completely under the control of Kyogoku, only one boy seems unaffected – Seki.  Does Seki have what it takes to save everyone from the clutches of mind control?


Directed by Ryosuke Nakamura – his first feature film after directing the TV series Box of Goblins and Run, Melos for the Aoi Bungaku series. Brought to you from the studio behind Colorful and Cowboy Bebop.

Based on a Novel written by Taku Mayumura (popular Sci-Fi novelist )

Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.


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