Plot: The survival horror story begins when Mutsumi Oribe and her classmates are flying for a school field trip, and their plane crashes. They drift onto an island dominated by giant insects. The tagline for the anime is, "On that island … humans are merely insect fodder."
Anime producer Tatsuya Ishiguro stated in a video in February that the upcoming OVA is only the "prologue to the full anime project," and that there are "still many big developments in store." Ishiguro stated the staff will be launching a crowdfunding campaign in the future.
The anime will ship in Japan on DVD in a limited-edition bundle with the manga's sixth compiled book volume on June 20. Crunchyroll will stream the anime worldwide outside Asia.
Takeo Takahashi (Spice and Wolf, Aki Sora) is serving as chief director of the anime at Passione, and Shigeru Morita (Arpeggio of Blue Steel - Ars Nova) wrote the script. Takayuki Noguchi (Queen's Blade: Rebellion) is designing the characters.
Yasutaka Fujimi and artist group RED ICE launched the manga on Akita Shoten's Champion Cross website in 2014 before moving it to Akita Shoten's free manga website Manga Cross. Shu Hirose (artist for El Cazador de la Bruja, Sōkō Akki Muramasa: Minagoroshi manga) took over the art for the manga on December 27 due to RED ICE group's poor health.
The anime stars:
M.A.O as Mutsumi Oribe Rika Tachibana as Chitose Naruse Misato Fukuen as Ayumi Matsuoka Momo Asakura as Mami Miura Chiaki Takahashi as Misuzu Jinno
This series well franchise will get an theatrical screening
Producer Tatsuya Ishiguro confirmed at The Island of Giant Insects (Kyochū Rettō) anime's screening at Crunchyroll Expo on Friday that the anime will have a theatrical film edition that will screen in Japan next year. The panel presented a teaser promotional video for the theatrical version:
Also, did not know it was screened at Crunchyroll Expo which is occurring this weekend
The official website for the anime of Yasutaka Fujimi, RED ICE, and Shu Hirose's The Island of Giant Insects (Kyochū Rettō) manga revealed on Monday that the theatrical film edition of the anime will open in Japan on January 10. The website also revealed a visual, the theme song artist, and a promotional video.
Haruka Tōjō will perform the film's theme song "Stellar."
The Kickstarter page to crowdfund a dub for The Island of Giant Insects anime film launched a "Round 2" campaign. The Kickstarter page also began streaming a preview clip of the English dub.
The project attempted a previous Kickstarter campaign earlier this year, but fell short of its 8,500,000-yen (about US$80,000) goal. The new Round 2 campaign has a lower 4,000,000-yen (about US$38,000) goal, and some of the extras promoted in the first attempt are now stretch goals in the Round 2 campaign. There are also new merchandise such as character goods available as backer rewards. Backing tiers have been reorganized, with a new tier that allows a backer to potentially voice the female character Nozawa and another tier for a mixed gender group of backers to voice extras. There is an existing tier that allows a backer to voice the male character Akira.
As of press time, the campaign has raised 1,893,655 yen (about US$18,000) of the 4,000,000-yen goal. The Nozawa and Akira voice-acting tiers are filled, and only one backer slot is still available to voice extras.
The dub cast includes:
YongYea as Satoshi Oda Brendan Blaber as Hiroshi Tsuge Elsie Lovelock as Inoha Enoki Sarah Wiedenheft as Ai Inō Nick Landis as Atsushi Kamijo Alejandro Saab as Kazuhiko Kai Amber Lee Connors as Mirei Jinno Sarah Roach as Mutsumi Oribe Lizzie Ray as Chitose Naruse Brittney Karbowski as Ayumi Matsuoka Kayli Mills as Mami Miura