Neofilms Posts Trailer for ‘Date A Bullet’ First Anime Film

Hong Kong film distributor Neofilms began streaming a Chinese-subtitled trailer for its screening of Date A Bullet: Dead or Bullet, the first film in the two-part theatrical anime adaptation of Yuichiro Higashide‘s Date A Live Fragment: Date A Bullet spinoff novels. Neofilms will open in Hong Kong on September 24.

Neofilms did not reveal if it has also licensed Date A Bullet: Nightmare or Queen, the second film.

Date A Bullet: Dead or Bullet opened theatrically in Japan on August 14. Date A Bullet: Nightmare or Queen will open in Japan on November 13.

Go Sakabe (Date A LiveDigimon Adventure tri.) is composing the instrumental song “Infermata” as the opening theme for the project. Luiza is performing the ending theme song “Only wish” for Date A Bullet: Dead or Bullet, and Sakabe is also composing and arranging the song.

The theatrical anime’s cast includes:

  • Asami Sanada as Kurumi Tokisaki
  • Saori Ōnishi as White Queen
  • Kaede Hondo as Hibiki Higoromo
  • Mariya Ise as Tsuan
  • Rina Hidaka as Panie Ibusuki
  • Asami Seto as Yui Sagakure
  • Natsumi Fujiwara as Isami Hijikata

Jun Nakagawa (episode director for Killing BitesSaki Episode of Side A) is directing the anime at Geek Toys (PlundererRErideD). Novel author Higashide (School-Live!Fate/Apocrypha) is writing the script, and Naoto Nakamura (High School Fleet) is designing the characters. NOCO is credited with the original character designs.

Kadokawa published the first Date A Live Fragment: Date A Bullet novel volume in March 2017, and Kadokawa shipped the sixth volume on March 19. NOCO illustrates the novels.

Koushi Tachibana launched the main Date A Live light novel series in March 2011 with illustrations by TsunakoKadokawa‘s Fantasia Bunko imprint published the 22nd and final volume of the novels on March 19. The series has 6 million copies in print worldwide.

The first season of the Date A Live television anime adaptation aired 12 episodes and premiered in 2013. The second season aired 10 episodes and premiered in 2014. The Gekijōban Date A Live: Mayuri Judgment anime film opened in Japan in August 2015. The third season premiered in January 2019 and aired for 12 episodes. A fourth season is in the works.

Source: Neofilms’ YouTube channel

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