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Collar×Malice Anime Films Reveal Trailer for 2nd Part

Jun 19, 2023 09:04 AM

The staff for Gekijōban Collar×Malice Deep Cover, the two-part theatrical anime adaptation of Idea Factory's Otomate brand's Collar x Malice game, revealed the trailer of the film's second part on Monday.

The film's second part will open in Japan on June 23. A special story booklet with text by Reiko Shima will be distributed to moviegoers, as the first weekly bonus of the film's second part. The films will also screen weekly bonus footage before the start and at the end of the movies' screenings, starting on the fifth week since the first part of the movie started its screening.

The film's first part premiered on May 26, and topped the mini-theater ranking in its opening weekend.


Collar×Malice Anime Films Reveal Trailer for 2nd Part

© IF・DF/劇場版Collar×Malice製作委員会

Hiroshi Watanabe (Hetalia The Beautiful World, The Law of Ueki, Hell Girl: Three Vessels) is directing the anime at Studio DEEN with composition by Sayaka Harada. Yukiko Ban is designing the characters based on Mai Hanamura's original designs. Masaru Yokoyama is composing the music. Avex Pictures is the music producer and is also distributing the film. Kizu is performing the theme song "Ningen×Shikkaku" (No Longer×Human). Kizu is also performing the ending theme song "Nemuranai Machi" (City That Never Sleeps) for the first film, and the ending theme song "Jūhachi" (EIghteen) for the second film.


The films star a returning cast from the game:

  • Masakazu Morita as Aiji Yanagi
  • Yuuki Kaji as Kei Okazaki
  • Sōma Saitō as Mineo Enomoto
  • Daisuke Namikawa as Takeru Sasazuka
  • Ryohei Kimura as Kageyuki Shiraishi
  • Hirofumi Nojima as Masanobu Mochida
  • Ayaka Fukuhara as Kotoho Sakuragawa
  • Yūki Ono as Yuzuru Saeki
  • Yū Nagase as Yoshinari Hideaki
  • Naoko Komatsu as Eriko Mukai
  • Ryōta Takeuchi as Hajime Morioka
  • Hiroshi Yoshimura as Seiji Minegishi
  • Takuya Eguchi as Kazuki Hoshino
  • Kousuke Toriumi as Rei Mikuni

Additionally, Kaede Hondo voices the heroine Ichika Hoshino (unvoiced in the original game), and Katsuyuki Konishi voices an original character named Mitsuru Sowa.

The films tell an original story of "another incident" that takes place on the "other side" of the X-Day Incident.

Localization company Aksys Games describes Collar×Malice:

A terrorist organization's brutal attack has left you fitted with a deadly souvenir — a poisonous collar that could end your life at any moment. With the situation spiraling out of control and time running out, five mysterious strangers appear to aid you in your quest for the truth. Who can you trust? Will you be able to save yourself and the soul of Shinjuku from the clutches of oblivion? In a city bound by malice, you are the only hope for salvation!

Otomate originally released the Collar×Malice otome mystery visual novel in Japan in August 2016, and Aksys Games released the game in English in July 2017. The Collar×Malice Unlimited fan disc — which included an interlude, sequel story, and three side stories — shipped for PlayStation Vita in Japan in July 2018.

The Switch versions of both Collar×Malice and Collar×Malice Unlimited got a bundled release together in Japan in March 2020. The English version of Collar×Malice Unlimited shipped in North America in August of that same year.

Sources: Avex Pictures' YouTube channel, Comic Natalie

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