Studio Gokumi has revealed a new theatrical anime project titled Laidbackers. The studio is billing the film as the “final original theatrical anime of the Heisei era” (Japan is set to enter a new era after April 30, 2019 when the current emperor abdicates). The anime will have a limited two-week screening in Japan in Spring 2019.
Hiroyuki Hashimoto is directing the anime at Studio Gokumi. Makoto Uezu is the scriptwriter and Jiro Suzuki is the original character designer. Kei Tsuchiya is adapting those designs for animation and is also serving as chief animation director. kz is composing the music. Klock Worx is distributing the film.
Cast members for the film include:
- Rina Hidaka is Harami Mitsuno
- Himika Akaneya is Mai Maisaka
- Yō Taichi is K. Kusanagi
- Maria Naganawa is Ran (Valvaran)
- Yumi Uchiyama is Arnelia
- Yumiri Hanamori is Kumi Honamanuma
- Saki Fujita is Yuko Saginomiya