Aura: Maryūinkōga Saigo no Tatakai Trailer

Aura: Maryūinkōga Saigo no Tatakai                           Aura Movie Poster

Japanese Title: AURA ~魔竜院光牙最後の闘い

Romaji: Aura: Maryūinkōga Saigo no Tatakai

Release Date:  Spring 2013 (Japan)

Running Time: N/A

Director: Seiji Kishi

Writer: Jun Kumagai (Script), Romeo Tanaka (Original Light Novel)

Starring: Kana Hanazawa (Ryōko Satō), Nobunaga Shimazaki (Ichirō Satō)

A promotional video for the big-screen anime adaptation of Romeo Tanaka’s 2008 light novel Aura: Maryūinkōga Saigo no Tatakai. It looks like any other high school fantasy anime but Romeo Tanaka is the man behind one of this year’s funniest anime TV series, Humanity has Declined.

This film centres on a high school freshman named Ichirō Satō who forgets his book at school and sneaks back in at night. There he encounters a beautiful girl who claims to be a witch from a parallel world. Is she real or just a delusion?

The film is directed by Seiji Kishi who was the director of Humanity has Declined, a gentle if surreal anime released this summer which I liked a lot and Persona 4 The Animation, a cool adaptation of the videogame.The script has been written by Makoto Uezu (Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka?) and Jun Kumagai (Persona 4, Humanity has Declined).

The anime will premiere next year in Japan.