Earlier today, an official website for Keiichi Hara’s new film, titled Birthday Wonderland, opened their doors. The site includes a trailer, a pair of key visuals, and the first cast and crew members attached to the project. We break the details down below.
The 30-second teaser offers a brief overview of the film’s premise, with character dialogue providing flavor against the narrator.
Two images by character designer Ilya Kuvshinov were revealed. One image features a close-up of Akane, while the second shows Akane falling into a fantastic realm, which can be seen above her.
Keiichi Hara (Miss Hokusai, Colorful) will direct the project, while Russian artist Ilya Kuvshinov provides character designs. Miho Maruo (Miss Hokusai, Colorful) will write the film’s script.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Akane: Mayu Matsuoka
The film is Matsuoka’s first anime role.
Birthday Wonderland will hit Japanese theaters on April 26. The film will adapt Sachiko Kashiwaba’s 1988 children’s book, Chikashitru Kara no Fushigi na Tabi.