Film company Gaga announced the main staff of the 2019 anime film of novelist Osamu Sōda's Bokura no Nanokakan Sensō (Our Seven-Day War) novel during a press conference on Wednesday.
Yūta Murano (Brave Beats, Dream Festival!, How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord) is directing the film. Ichiro Okouchi (Code Geass, Valvrave the Liberator, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) is penning the film's script. Keishin is designing the original concept for the characters, and Hiroshi Shimizu (Michiko & Hatchin, Megalobox) is adapting those designs for animation.
The mystery story and social satire begins on the day before summer vacation, when every boy in a first-year class of a downtown Tokyo middle school disappears. Was it some accident? A mass kidnapping? Actually, the boys holed themselves up in an abandoned factory on the riverbed. With support from the schoolgirls, the boys start a revolution against the adults from this "liberation zone."
Kadokawa Shoten published the novel in April 1985, and the novel inspired a live-action film starring Rie Miyazawa in 1988. The novel also spawned a series of print sequels and spinoffs that has sold over 170 million copies and has added new volumes as recently as last year.
Sasaki Aoko is launching a manga adaptation of the novel in Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Gene magazine on April 15.
Source: Eiga Natalie