The Island of Giant Insects Crawls Its Way to Cinemas This Winter

Check out the new trailer for the crowdfunded film


Prepare for another terrifying journey to the Island of Giant Insects as soon as this winter!


The Crunchyroll co-production, based on the Yasutaka Fujimi and REDICE manga, will be playing at 23 theaters across Japan starting in January. We have a subtitled cut of the most recent trailer, which hints at the monstrous battles to come in the film version:



A series of character profile images has also been released, showing off the students challenging the insectoid monsters of the film:


Mutsumi Oribe: CV M.A.O (Hikari Yagami, Digimon Adventure tri.)

Chitose Naruse: CV Rika Tachibana (Aoi Asada, Cinderella Nine)

Ayumi Matsuoka: CV Misato Fukuen (Himiko Toga, My Hero Academia)

Mami Miura: CV Momo Asakura (Nagisa Kashiwagi, KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR)

Mirei Jinno: CV Chiaki Takahashi (Eudial, Sailor Moon Crystal)

Ai Ino: CV Yurika Kubo (Hanayo Koizumi, Love Live! School Idol Project)

Kazuhiko Kai: CV Takuya Eguchi (Julius Euclius, Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-)

Atsushi Kamijo: CV Wataru Komada (Alfred Marcus, Wise Man's Grandchild)

Inaho Enoki: CV Marina Inoue (Armin Arlelt, Attack on Titan)

Last but not least is a new key visual, featuring Mutsumi defending her fellows from the giant bugs who rule the island:


The Island of Giant Insects originally ran in Manga Cross, and racked up more than 1.1 million page views in a month. The manga first got the anime treatment as an OVA, and the film will feature the cast listed above returning to their roles from the first adaptation (with a couple of new additions).


The film invades in Winter 2020. Stay tuned for more information! 





Kara Dennison is a writer, editor, and interviewer with bylines at VRVWe Are Cult, Fanbyte, and many more. She is also the co-founder of Altrix Books and co-creator of the OEL light novel series Owl's Flower. Kara blogs at and tweets @RubyCosmos.

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