We learned in September 2022 about a new anime feature film being slotted for 2023 with the adaptation of the game Collar x Malice. It’s based on the otome visual novel that came out in 2016 and saw release in English in 2017 as well. The films saw a May 26th, 2023, and June 23rd, 2023 release date and now Avex Pictures has set the home video release plans for it.
The two films are getting done as a single release with separate DVD and Blu-ray editions priced at 11,000 yen and 12,000 yen respectively. They’re set for a January 26th, 2024 release date with a 120-minute running time. No on-disc extras have been determined at this time.
The Japanese cast includes:
- Masakazu Morita as Aiji Yanagi
- Yuuki Kaji as Kei Okazaki
- Sōma Saitō as Mineo Enomoto
- Daisuke Namikawa as Takeru Sasazuka
- Ryohei Kimura as Kageyuki Shiraishi
Plot Concept: A terrorist organization’s brutal attack has left you fitted with a deadly souvenir — a poisonous collar that could end your life at any moment. With the situation spiraling out of control and time running out, five mysterious strangers appear to aid you in your quest for the truth. Who can you trust? Will you be able to save yourself and the soul of Shinjuku from the clutches of oblivion? In a city bound by malice, you are the only hope for salvation!
[Source: Collar x Malice]