Break of Dawn Anime Film Releases Official Two Minute Clip

The upcoming anime movie Break of Dawn has released a two minute clip straight from the movie itself!


The upcoming sci-fi anime movie Break of Dawn released a two-minute clip from the film on Tuesday. The film will premiere in theaters across Japan on October 21, with studio Zero-G responsible for the animation production. The film is based on the original story by Tetsuya Imai, who also wrote and illustrated the original manga which was released in 2011.

An official trailer with English subtitles was released on the official GAGAIntl YouTube channel in August, which you can look here but I warn you in advance that the trailer shows a lot of the story. If you’d rather watch a shorter teaser trailer that was originally released on July 4 this year, check out that trailer below (plus, it’s voiced by Kenjiro Tsuda as the narrator, so it’s a good choice either way).

Break of Dawn staff

Tomoyuki Kurokawa is responsible for directing the film. His other directorial works include Psychic Detective Yakumo and Murder Princess. And while those two aren’t household names per se, Kurokawa has done extensive episode directing work with numerous big-name series, including Guilty Crown (Ep. 17), My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (Ep. 6) and Psycho-Pass Season 3 (Ep. 2 , 5). He also has storyboards for iconic series such as Naruto: Shippuden (ep. 223, 329) and Kuroko’s Basketball (ep. 70).

Dai Sato will be responsible for the screenplay for the film. For those of you who think that name sounds familiar, it’s because Sato was in charge of the screenplay for the cult classic sci-fi, psychological anime Ergo proxy. He also scripted five episodes of the iconic Samurai Champloo (5, 8-9, 18, 22) and three episodes of the critically acclaimed space opera anime Cowboy Bebop (9, 14, 23).

The two are joined by veteran music producer Masaru Yokoyama, who is known to be one of the best in the business at what he does. He has produced the soundtrack for many well-known anime, including: Astra: Lost in space, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, plastic memories, Ao Ashic, fruit basket, Your lie in Apriland Farewell, my dear Cramer. And that doesn’t even include his recent work Classroom of the Elite Season 2 or his upcoming work for Urusei Yassura (2022) and Mashle: Magic and Muscles (2023).

Takahiko Yoshido works as the chief animation director and character designer for the film. Yoshido’s most popular main animation director and character design works include: Honey and clover and Cells at work! pomodorosa (listeners) is credited with the original designs, who also originally came up with the character concept designs for the vastly underrated original sci-fi series decadence.

Avex Pictures (The Orbital Children) and GAGA Corporation are distributing the film.

Break of Dawn Cast

While the movie may seem small compared to other movies released this year, that doesn’t mean the cast list is. On the contrary, Break of Dawn gives us a wonderful cast that starts with Aoi Yūki as one of the main characters in Nanako. Yūki is a pro at what she does with roles such as Tanya from Saga of Tanya the Evil, Madoka Kaname from Madoka Magica, Tsuyu Asui from My Hero Academia, Tatsumaki from One Punch Man and more recently Lucy from the hit anime series Cyberpunk: Edgewalkers . Joining her as the other main character Yuma Sawatari is Hana Sugisaki. Though Sugisaki doesn’t quite have Yūki’s resume, she voiced the main character Smile in the anime movie Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop.

The two are followed by one of the best supporting cast lists of any anime or movie in 2022 (the character’s name is in bold):

  • Wako Kishic – Haruki Tomatsu (Asuna Yuuki – Sword Art Online, Zero Two – Darling in the Franxx)
  • Honoka kawai – Inori Minase (Rem – Re: zeroItsuki Nakano – The typical quintuplets)
  • Haruka Sawatari – Kana Hanazawa (Mitsuri Kanroji – demon slayerIchika Nakana – The typical quintuplets)
  • Yoshitatsu Kawai – Kenjiro Tsuda (Kento Nanami – Jujutsu KaisenReview – My Hero Academia)
  • Shingo Kishi – Natsumi Fujiwara (Theo – 86 Eighty-sixDamian Desmond – Spy x Family)
  • Ginnosuke Tadokoro – Nobuhiko Okamoto (Katsuki Bakugo – My Hrero AcademiaYuu Nishinoya – Haikyuu!)
  • The dawn of February – Park Romi (Edward Elric – Full Metal Alchemist: BrotherhoodHange Zoe – Attack on Titan)
  • Ryō Sawatari – Yoshimasa Hosoya (Reiner Braun – Attack on TitanFumikage Tokoyami – My Hero Academia)

Natsuko Yokosawa is a relatively newer voice actress who will be playing the role of Mifuyu Kishi. Her only other known work of hers was as the character Yokosawa in episodes 14 and 26 of the comedy anime Aggressive Retsuko.

Break of Dawn Manga Synopsis

In the near future of 2049, humanity has been aware for several years that the Earth will have an inevitable collision with a large-scale comet. Yuma is a boy obsessed with space, robots and the impending collision. He has an encounter with an alien, which he discovers is connected to the incoming comet.

Synopsis via Kodansha Comics (US)

Source: Break of Dawn Official Twitter

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