The upcoming anime adaptation of the Ni no Kuni game is being done as a feature film that recently revealed a premiere date of August 23rd, 2019. With some casting news recently, the official site has now updated with some new animated material as they have three character promos that focus on Yoki, Gabaras, and then Danpa, each of which clocks in at about 45-seconds. The project has Yoshiyuki Momose directing the film with Akihiro Hino listed as the screenwriter. Joe Hisaishi is on board to do the music composition. All three have been involved in the game series. OLM is set to handle the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes Kento Yamazaki as Yu, Mamoru Miyano as Yoki, Kenjiro Tsuda as Gabaras, Maaya Sakamoto as both Saki and Velsa, Kouichi Yamadera as Balton, Yuuki Kaji as Danpo, Masato Ibu as King Flander, Tsuyoshi Muro as Oji-san, Mackenyu as Haru, and Mei Nagano as the princess of Ni no Kuni Asha.
Plot Concept: Yū is a high school student, and his best friend is Haru and his childhood friend is Kotona. Through a certain incident, they travel back and forth between reality and Ni no Kuni. When Kotona’s life is put in danger, the three must make “the ultimate choice.”