The main poster for the upcoming Gold Kingdom and Water Kingdom anime movie has been released. It features the fantasy film’s main couple, Naranbayar and Sarah, with a city and the forest beyond it in the background.
Gold Kingdom and Water Kingdom will premiere in Japan on January 27. It is an adaptation of the Shogakukan-published manga by Nao Iwamoto, which ran from 2014 to 2016 in Monthly Flowers and has one tankoubon volume published under the Flower Comics label.
The premise involves two constantly bickering neighboring countries that eventually go to war, causing God to intervene. Country A is told to offer its most beautiful girl as a bride, while Country B is told to send its wisest young man as a groom. In the midst of this, the princess of Country A has a chance meeting with a youth from Country B.
Gold Kingdom and Water Kingdom is directed by Kotono Watanabe (BTOOM!) with Fumi Tsubota (Waccha PriMagi! and Hugtto! Pretty Cure series composer) as scriptwriter, Mitsuki Masuhara (Ace of Diamond and Shirokuma Cafe director) as animation supervisor, and Evan Call (Violet Evergarden) as music composer. Madhouse is the animation production company.
Meanwhile, the cast includes Kento Kaku as Naranbayar, Minami Hamabe as Sarah, Hiroshi Kamiya as Saladin, Miyuki Sawashiro as Lailala, Subaru Kimura as Jauhala, Keiko Toda as Leopoldine, Chafurin as Piripappa, Masaki Terasoma as Hodouni, and Banjou Ginga as Rastaban the Third.