Warner Bros. Japan and Level 5 are producing a film based on the Ni No Kuni universe, due out this Summer in Japan.
According to AnimeNewsNetwork, Warner Bros. announced the news at a press conference earlier today. As with the series that inspired it, the film sports some strong Studio Ghibli talent. Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom character designer and frequent Studio Ghibli animator and storyboarding Yoshiyuki Momose will be directing the film, and longtime Ghibli film composer Joe Hisaishi is composing the music. On the Level 5 side, CEO Akihiro Hino is executive producing the film and writing its script.
The movie will follow Yu, (played by Japanese Death Note actor Kento Yamazaki) as he and his friend Haru are plunged into one of Ni No Kuni’s fantasy world and back out over the course of the film.
For more on Ni No Kuni, read our reviews of the first and second entries in the series.