We learned way back in March 2019 of plans for an OAD for The Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún manga, which is released in North America by Seven Seas Entertainment. With that having come and gone, we learned in March 2021 that a new OAD is in the works with a feature-length piece that’s set for a bonus volume of the manga that’s planned for a March 10th, 2022 debut in Japan.
While we’ve had a teaser and a visual below for it previously, the official site has now dropped a full trailer with English subtitles and a subtitled talk session between the two leads, which is extra surprising in that they subtitled that. The project continues to be on track by all appearances and is moving right along.
The project has Yutaro Kubo and Satomi Maiya coming back from the prior OAD to work on the direction, script, and character designs. The cast includes Jun Fukuyama and Rie Takahashi.
“The Girl From the Other Side is simply too beautiful for us to pass up,” said Seven Seas production manager Lissa Pattillo back in 2016. “Nagabe has crafted a haunting but heart-warming story about a young girl and her mysterious guardian. There’s such great suspense with its ethereal tone. The series is currently published in the same magazine as The Ancient Magus’ Bride and we think our readers will really enjoy The Girl From the Other Side alongside it.”
Plot concept: In a world split between the Inside and the Outside, those living in both realms are told never to cross over to the other side, lest they be cursed. A young girl named Shiva lives in a vacant village with a demonic guardian known only as “Teacher.” Although the two are forbidden to touch, they seem to share a bond that transcends their disparate appearances. But when Shiva leaves Teacher’s care to seek out her grandmother, the secret behind her mysterious living arrangement comes to light.
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