Shaft, Shunji Iwai's 'Fireworks' Anime Film Reveals 3rd Trailer, Release in 110 Countries

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The official website for Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka? (Fireworks, Should We See it from the Side or the Bottom?), the anime film adaptation of director Shunji Iwai‘s 1993 live-action drama of the same name, began streaming the third trailer for the film on Monday. A press event also screened the trailer and revealed on Tuesday that the film will be distributed in 110 countries and regions.

The staff revealed at the press event that completion of SHAFT‘s animation of the film has been delayed.

The film will open in Japan on August 18.

The cast includes:

Hitoshi Ōne (live-action Bakuman., Moteki) is writing the film’s script and Nobuyuki Takeuchi (key animator on Spirited Away, Penguindrum, Bakemonogatari) is directing the film at studio SHAFT. Akiyuki Simbo (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Nisekoi) is serving as chief director. Akio Watanabe (Nisemonogatari, Bakemonogatari) is designing the characters, and Satoru Kousaki (Lucky Star, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Wandering Son) is composing the music. Iwai is credited with the original work.

Kenshi Yonezu and female rap singer DAOKO are performing the theme song “Uchiage Hanabi.” DAOKO is also performing a cover of original drama’s theme song