This is definitely an exciting time for fans of the Ni No Kuni video game series, as an animated movie is on the horizon. Come inside to check out the first trailer!
The first trailer for a Ni No Kuni movie was released today. Originally announced in February, the film is set in both our world and the magical world of Ni No Kuni. The original story will follow Yu and his friend Kotona as they find themselves magically transported to Ni No Kuni after a terrible accident.
The short trailer looks amazing, with the animation retaining the Studio Ghibli style that helped to make the video game series famous. While Studio Ghibli is not directly involved with this film, it is being directed by Yoshiyuki Momose, who worked as an animator for the studio. The score will also be composed by Joe Hisiashi, who has also worked on several Ghibli films. There’s no word yet on a U.S. release but the Ni No Kuni movie is scheduled to be released in Japan this summer.