The Kin no Kuni Mizu no Kuni movie release date is on January 27, 2023, in the Winter 2023 anime season.
The film was first announced in June 2022 with a key visual and information on the main staff. And in July 2022, a teaser trailer was released, revealing the lead characters for the movie.
Along with the premiere date, seven additional cast members were also revealed, including:
- Hiroshi Kamiya (Levi in Attack on Titan) as Saladine
- Miyuki Sawashiro (Ginko in Mushishi) as Lailala
- Subaru Kimura as (Aoi Todou in Jujutsu Kaisen) Jauhara
- Keiko Toda (Kitarou in Gegege no Kitarou) as Leopoldine
- Chafurin (Kuraudo Ooishi in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni) as Piripappa
- Masaki Terasoma (Hidan in Naruto: Shippuuden) as Oduni
- Banjo Ginga (Isaac Netero in Hunter x Hunter 2011) as Rastavan III
Main cast and staff
The leads are Kento Kaku (Simba in The Lion King Japanese dub) as Naranbayar and Minami Hamabe (Kiki in Hungry Days: Aoharu ka yo.) as Sarah.
The narrator of the movie is Soma Saito ( “Lord of Crime” William James Moriarty in Moriarty the Patriot), who has been an avid fan of Iwamoto’s work and has also read the original manga.
Kotono Watanabe (best known for directing Btooom!) is directing the movie at Madhouse studio. Fumi Tsubota (best known for writing the script of Kirakira☆Precure A La Mode) is in charge of the script. Mitsuki Masuhara (Ace of Diamond) is credited as the animation supervisor. NTV is credited for production coordination and Warner Bros. Japan is distributing the film.
More about Kin no Kuni Mizu no Kuni
Kin no Kuni Mizu no Kuni movie is based on the manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Nao Iwamoto. The manga was serialized in Shogakukan’s Flowers magazine from October 2014 to April 2016. Its chapters have been collected into a single tankobon volume which was published by Shogakukan on July 8, 2016.
Kin no Kuni Mizu no Kuni ranked 33rd in Da Vinci magazine’s Book of the Year list in 2016. It placed first in the 2017 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This Manga Is Amazing!) rankings in the Female Readers’ category.
Some other works by Nao Iwamoto include:
- Marronnier Oukoku no Shichinin no Kishi (The Seven Knights of the Marronnier Kingdom)
- Yesterday, Yes a Day
- Machi de Uwasa no Tengu no Ko (Spiritual Princess)
For more information on the movie, you can check out the official Kin no Kuni Mizu no Kuni movie website.