The official website for Haken Anime! live-action film unveiled a new main visual in collaboration with the popular creative group CLAMP on May 16, 2022. The illustration features two main characters, Hitomi Saito and Chiharu Oji. Riho Yoshioka plays the role of Saito, who is an animation director in the movie, whereas Tomoya Nakamura plays the role of Oji, who is described as a genius director.
It was also announced that filmgoers will receive postcards featuring illustrations by Eisaku Kubonouchi. Kubonouchi is also the original character designer of the in-story anime Soundback: Kanade no Ishi.
The two in-story anime films are Soundback: Kanade no Ishi and Unmei Sensen Liddell-Light. Teaser trailers for both anime films were released on Youtube in November 2021.
The voice cast of Soundback: Kanade no Ishi are:
- Ryuichi: Yuki Kaji
- Takaya: Megumi Han
- Mayu: Hina Kino
- Kanade no Ishi: Sho Hayami
- Director: Azuma Tani (Thermae Romae, Okko’s Inn)
- Original character designer: Eisaku Kubonouchi (manga artist, Cup Noodle “HUNGRY DAYS” CMs)
- Mecha designer: Takayuki Yanase (Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Mazinger Z/infinity)
The voice cast of Unmei Sensen Liddell-Light are:
- Mitsuri: Rie Takahashi
- Seira: Kana Hanazawa
- Deru: Yui Horie
- Shiori: Yu Kobayashi
- Nanaka: Reina Kondo
- Kei: Nanami Tomaru
- Yuuki: Ayaka Ohashi
- Director: Takashi Otsuka (Smile PreCure!, ONE PIECE STAMPEDE)
- Original character designer: Takahiro Kishida (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Durarara!!)
Romi Park will narrate the film (Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist). Yuki Kaji, Megumi Han, Hina Kino, Show Hayami, Rie Takahashi, Yu Kobayashi, Reina Kondo, Nanami Tomaru, and Ayaka Ohashi will also feature in the film’s live action segment.
The overall live-action film is directed by Kōhei Yoshino, and the narrative is written by Yōsuke Masaike. The work is being produced by Toei Tokyo Film Studio, and it will be distributed by Toei as well.
Riho Yoshioka, Tomoya Nakamura, Tasuku Emoto, and Machiko Ono will also star in the film. The project is set to be released in Japan on May 20, 2022.
Vertical released the novel by Naoki Prize-winning author Mizuki Tsujimura, Anime Supremacy! in October 2017. CLAMP illustrated the novel, which was released in Japan by Magazine House in August 2014. A spin-off novel, titled Anime Legend! was published on March 3, 2022.
Tsujimura’s novel Lonely Castle in the Mirror (Kagami no Kojō) has also inspired an anime film adaptation, which will be released in Japan in “winter 2022”.