A brand new original Science Fiction anime film has just recently launched in Japanese theatres, Rakuen Tsuihou: Expelled from Paradise. The film itself is written by Gen Urobuchi (Aldnoah.Zero, Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica) and the anime’s official website has revealed new information regarding the film’s physical release, including its release date of December 10 on Blu-ray and DVD.
Rakuen Tsuihou: Expelled From Paradise is a brand new original anime film written by Gen Urobuchi and his team at Ntiro+. The film itself is set in a post-apocalyptic future where people are living in a matrix like virtual world in a space station. The film focuses on Angela Balzac, a young girl who is tasked to find the hacker who breached into the system who is currently hiding in Earth. Angela is transferred into a material body with a giant mech and meets up with Zarik Kajiwara, an agent. On their adventure to find the hacker they traverse the barren Earth with Angela discovering life outside of the utopian system.
The film itself stars:
- Rie Kugimiya (Iori Minase from The iDOLM@STER) as Angela Balzac
- Shinichiro Miki (Takumi Fujiwara in Initial D) voicing Zarik Kajiwara
- Hiroshi Kamiya (Levi in Attack on Titan) playing as Frontier Setter
The film itself boasts a very strong production crew that consists of:
- Director and Storyboarder: Seiji Mizushima (Fullmetal Alchemist, Mobile Suit Gundam 00)
- Screenplay Writer: Gen Urobuchi (Aldnoah.Zero, Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica)
- Storyboarders: Tomoki Kyoda (Fullmetal Alchemist, Eureka Seven AO)
- Anime Character Designer and Mech Designer: Masatsugu Saitou (Captain Earth)
- Mechanical Designers: Junya Ishigaki (Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Macross Frontier), Makoto Ishiwata (Robotics;Notes, Kakumeiki Valvrave), Takayuki Yanase (Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Kakumeiki Valvrave)
- Sound Director: Masafumi Mima (Attack on Titan, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
- Music Composer: NARASAKI (Deadman Wonderland, Un-Go)
- Animation Studio: Graphinica (Hellsing Ultimate OVA 8-10, The iDOLM@STER CGI)
The film launched in Japan on November 15th across 13 various theatres around the country. The cinemas themselves sold advance sales of the Blu-ray release of the film, which sold out immediately. The limited edition version of the Blu-ray came with a copy of the film and:
- A limited steelbook cover
- A special 2015 calendar featuring designs from Masatsugu Saitou
The Blu-ray release on December 10 will contain various goodies for those who pre-order the release here: http://www.aniplex.co.jp/efp/. All releases on Blu-ray and DVD will have 5.1 channel surround sound audio.
A limited Blu-ray release is selling for ￥8,000 (~ $80.00 USD) without tax, and includes: a Blu-ray copy of the film, the film’s OST, an English recording of the Ending theme (see below), a large three sided box set, a booklet containing the scenario written by Urobuchi, a brochure of the film’s setting, a campaign ticket and a special case jacket designed by Masatsugu Saitou.
A different Blu-ray edition, for ￥6,000 (~ $60.00 USD) without tax, will also be on sale and contains a Bllu-ray of the film, a special paper sleeve and a special case jacket designed by Masatsugu Saitou.
A standard edition Blu-ray release, costing ￥5,800 (~ $58.00 USD), will contain a Bllu-ray of the film and a special campaign ticket for early pre-orders. And finally a DVD version of the film is selling for ￥4,800 (~ $48.00 USD) and has the contains the same goodies as the Blu-ray standard.
Here are the various covers of the physical releases, which vary depending on the distributor. More information on the release is found here: http://www.aniplex.co.jp/efp/:
The Ending theme song of Rakuen Tsuihou: Expelled from Paradise is currently available. Eonian by Elisa is available for purchase as an album from stores and digital outlets on iTunes and Mora. The album is selling for ￥1,204 (~ $12.04 USD) and a special DVD fillm version that contains a music video and a trailer for the movie is selling for ￥1,389 (~ $13.89 USD).
Two other products on sale the film includes:
- A Dakimakura cover of Angela for ￥12,960 – http://shopping.toei-anim.co.jp/system/item/31373/:
- A 1.1mx1.5m tapestry of Angela:
The film itself was selling products at Comiket 86 a few months ago and had some posters and character design booklets on sale:
Here is an English subtitled trailer of the film:
Some videos explaining how the film was produced were released on Youtube.
Key Frames and Storyboard:
Here is a synopsis of the film from AniDB:
Expelled From Paradise follows Angela, a girl in her twenties, who was raised in a Matrix-like computer system on a space station orbiting a post-apocalyptic Earth. But after a hacker from the devastated planet below breaks into the system, she is tasked with finding and stopping the hacker in the real world. To do this, she is transferred into a clone body, given a mech, and told to meet up with Dingo, an agent living on Earth.
Thus begins her fish-out-of-water tale as she not only finds herself in a strange land she knows nothing about but also has to deal with a life trapped in a body that, unlike her digital one, requires food and rest. Together, Dingo and Angela travel across the frontier-like ruined Earth, trying to solve the mystery of the hacker’s identity and his true goals.
Rakuen Tsuihou: Expelled from Paradise is currently out in Japanese theatres and will end its run very shortly. The Blu-ray and DVD versions of the film will be released in the country on December 10. American distributor Aniplex USA will release the film in 15 theatres across America from the 15th.
Source Article and Images – Rakuen Tsuihou: Expelled from Paradise Aniplex Website
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