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Feature Anime Trailer: "Giovanni's Island"

by Jerry Beck
December 27, 2013 1:30 AM
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Warner Entertainment Japan is releasing Giovanni's Island on February 22nd, 2014 in Tokyo. Directed by Mizuho Nishikubo (animation director of Ghost In The Shelland produced by Production I.G. the film, inspired by true events, is about the friendships of several multi-cultural children on Shikotan, a Japanese island occupied by the Soviets after the end of World War II. The official plot synopsis (translated from the Japanese): 

In the aftermath of the most devastating conflict mankind had ever experienced, the tiny island of Shikotan became part of the Sakhalin Oblast... and on the unhealed border in this remote corner of the world, friendship among children from two different countries timidly blossomed, striving to overcome language barriers and the waves of history. 

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  • top cat james | December 28, 2013 9:40 PMReply

    Who else immediately thought of "Long-Haired Hare"'s Giovanni Jones?

  • Tony McCarson | December 29, 2013 4:39 PM

    Or the evil villain from "Pokemon" named Giovanni (his name is "Sakaki" in the japanese version).

  • eeteed | December 27, 2013 7:36 PMReply

    2d seagulls flying over a crappy cgi ocean is not a good way to start a trailer. starting off with a sour note like that ruined it for me.

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