WB. Japan's Anime Film Based on NI NO KUNI Is Finally Coming to Netflix Later This Month
Netflix has announced that the movie adaptation of Ni no Kuni will be available to stream on the platform on January 16, giving the Western audience a chance to watch the WB. Japan & Level-5-produced movie based on the renowned video game.
Ni no Kuni will be localised in English, so fans of Director Yoshiyuki Momose (The Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Pom Poko), Composer Joe Hisaishi (Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away) and the original game series (which sold more than 2.8 million copies to this day) should definitely keep an eye on the upcoming title.
The Momose-directed game adaptation premiered in Japan last summer to generally favourable reviews.
In case you're unfamiliar with the source material, Ni no Kuni tells the story of teenagers Yū, Haru and Kotona. After an unfortunate accident, the trio must travel back and forth between our reality and the Ni no Kuni world to make "the ultimate choice" and hopefully save Kotona's endangered life.
Ni no Kuni will finally debut on Netflix in a couple of days, so be sure to take a closer look at the anime in its Japanese trailer down below:
High schooler Yuu and his friend Haru get involved in a case involving his childhood friend Kotona, which forces them to go back and forth between another world that is different but is somewhat similar to their world, Ni no Kuni. The real world and Ni no Kuni, when Kotona's life is in danger, what's the ultimate choice the three of them have to make in Ni no Kuni?
Ni no Kuni will be available to stream on Netflix on January 16, 2020.
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