Break of Dawn anime film, based on the manga by Tetsuya Imai, is set to break into Japanese theaters in a few short weeks, but ahead of then, the movie released a short clip teasing more of the film’s story. The clip shows Yuma and his friends breaking onto the roof of an apartment complex to follow their autopet robot Nanako, which is meant to be controlled by an A.I. program. They soon learn that instead, it’s a being from outer space that can’t return to it’s home.
Based on the manga by Tetsuya Imai, Break of Dawn is directed by Tomoyuki Kurokawa (Psychic Detective Yakumo) at studio ZERO-G, with a screenplay by Dai Sato (Ergo Proxy) and pomodorosa’s (DECA-DENCE) character designs adapted for animation by Takahiko Yoshida (Cells at Work!), who also serves as chief animation director. The film is set to open in Japan on October 21.
Kodansha USA, who will be publishing the manga’s official English version, describes the story as such:
It’s the year 2038, but more importantly, it’s summer. A little boy named Yuma is obsessed with the impending return of the Arville Comet. Then, one day, he sneaks onto the roof of an apartment building and finds something even more amazing—something not from this world. Now Yuma and his friends, and his hovering autopet Nanako, must work together to uncover a secret that’s slumbered in the Earth for years, as dawn breaks over a new era for him and for humanity…
Source: Comic Natalie
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