With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Sentai Filmworks acquires AURA
Make-believe creatures and demons take a back seat to the terrors and monsters of the real world as Sentai Filmworks announces its latest acquisition, AURA. Based on the famous Light Novel written by Romeo Tanaka (Humanity Has Declined) and illustrated by mebae (C-Control, Tailenders), the feature film takes full advantage of animation’s unique ability to dramatize and seamlessly blur the lines between fantasy and reality to focus on the world of “chunibyo”. As a former sufferer, Ichiro Sato once spent much of his life living in a world of delusions. When he encounters a similarly afflicted young woman at his new school, however, he’s simultaneously forced to confront both the students who bully her and the fantasies that continue to simmer within his own mind.
Seiji Kishi (Persona 4: The Animation, Angel Beats, Assassination Classroom) directs from story composition by Makoto Uezu (Akame Ga Kill, Qwaser of Stigmata, Humanity Has Declined) and a screenplay by Jun Kumagi (Nobunaga the Fool, Hamatora). Character designs are adapted from mebae’s originals by Kazuaki Morita (Persona 4: The animation, Arpeggio of Blue Steel, Nyan Koi) while music is supervised by Michiru Oshima (Polyphonica, Squid Girl, Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East), and Animation Production is handled by AIC A.S.T.A. (Persona 4: The Animation, Godannar, Heaven’s Lost Property, Bamboo Blade)
AURA will soon be available through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.