Anime theatrical film based on book series by Kenji Sonishi hits Japanese theaters in February of 2020
In February of 2020, Japanese movie goers will confront a cat-astrophe of cat-aclysmic proportions in the form of Meow Meow Japanese History: The Movie ~ Ryoma's Nonsensical Time Travel! ~ (known in Japan as Eiga Neko Neko Nihonshi ~ Ryoma no Hachamecha Time Travel zeyo! ~), an upcoming theatrical anime film that re-imagines famous figures from Japanese history as samurai cats.
The main staff for Meow Meow Japanese History: The Movie ~ Ryoma's Nonsensical Time Travel! ~ includes:
- Original work: Kenji Sonishi (published by Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha)
- Director: Tomohiro Kawamura
- Screenplay: Tadashi Shimizu
- Animation production: JOKER FILMS
- Distribution: Aniplex
Additionally, Meow Meow Japanese History: The Movie ~ Ryoma's Nonsensical Time Travel! ~ stars Yū Kobayashi as the voice of Ryoma Sakamoto.
Crunchyroll currently streams the Meow Meow Japanese History TV anime, and describes the story of the series as follows:
The many great cats throughout Japan's history are back to strut their stuff in a new season. They continue to leave their mark on history, doing whatever they want, but what else would you expect from a cat? They get bored fast, and love to sharpen their claws and take naps. They might be scared of water and loud noises, but the amount of energy they display when they get excited is something to see! What kind of history will we see them create this time around?
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