Hong Kong film distributor Neofilms announced last Friday that it will open the anime film of Osamu Sōda's Bokura no Nanokakan Sensō (Seven Days War or Our Seven-Day War) novel in Hong Kong in March.
The film opened in Japan on December 13. It opened outside of the top 10 at #11 in its opening weekend.
The cast includes:Takumi Kitamura as Mamoru Suzuhara Kyōko Yoshine as Aya Chiyono Megumi Han as Kaori Yamazaki Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Sōma Ogata Takeo Ōtsuka as Hiroto Honjō Haruka Michii as Saki Akutsu Makoto Koichi as Malet Takahiro Sakurai as Masahiko Honda Mitsuru Miyamoto as Kaori Yamazaki's father Tomokazu Seki as an immigration administrator Ryusei Nakao as a high-level politician
Actress Rie Miyazawa also returned from the original 1988 live-action film to play the character Hitomi Nakayama, the same character she played in the 1988 film as her major debut role.
The mystery story and social satire begins on the day before summer vacation, when every boy in a first-year class of a downtown Tokyo middle school disappears. Was it some accident? A mass kidnapping? Actually, the boys holed themselves up in an abandoned factory on the riverbed. With support from the schoolgirls, the boys start a revolution against the adults from this "liberation zone." The new anime film shifts the settings to Hokkaido in the year 2020.
Yūta Murano (Brave Beats, Dream Festival!, How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord) directed the film at Ajia-do. Ichiro Okouchi (Code Geass, Valvrave the Liberator, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) penned the film's script. Keishin designed the original concept for the characters, and Hiroshi Shimizu (Michiko & Hatchin, Megalobox) adapted those designs for animation. Sano ibuki performed the theme song "Kessen Zenya" (Eve of Battle).
Kadokawa Shoten published the novel in April 1985, and the novel inspired a live-action film starring Rie Miyazawa in 1988. The novel also spawned a series of print sequels and spinoffs that has sold over 170 million copies and has added new volumes as recently as last year.
Aoko Sasaki launched a manga adaptation of the novel in Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Gene magazine last April, and ended it last July. Sasaki then launched a new manga based on the film (as opposed to the original novel) in Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Gene last August, and it ended on December 13.
Source: Neofilms' Facebook page