With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Sentai Filworks acquires CHAIKA -THE COFFIN PRINCESS-
If you’ve ever wondered where all cute girls keep their huge guns, you’re about to find out in Sentai Filmworks' latest acquisition, CHAIKA -THE COFFIN PRINCESS- From original creator Ichiro Sakaki (Outbreak Company), this fantasy action adventure series is directed by Soichi Masui (Scrapped Princess, RahXephon) with series composition by Toko Machida (Allison & Lillia, Lucky Star), character design by Nobuhiro Arai (From the New World, Waiting in the Summer) and animation production by BONES (Captain Earth, No. 6).
Synopsis: The horrors of war still haunt 20-year-old retired soldier Toru Acura. Disillusioned and unemployed, Toru spends his days loafing around without purpose, and struggles to adjust to a life without combat. However, his younger sister, Akari, is fed up with being the sole breadwinner, and this time she’s dead serious. Faced with the ultimatum of finding a source of income or meeting the business end of Akari’s spiked hammer, Toru is reluctantly forced out of the house to find a either a job or a gravesite.
Instead, Toru runs smack dab into the mysterious Chaika Trabant, a 14-year-old girl from a faraway land with interesting taste in accessories. On her back is a massive coffin almost as large as the secret she carries, and although she may be small this girl packs a big punch. For Chaika is not just a stray traveler- she’s a sniper rifle-toting sorceress who’s a hell of a shot.
Their chance encounter sets forth a series of events that will not only force them to confront their pasts, but will forever change their futures.
CHAIKA -THE COFFIN PRINCESS- will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.