Original film by Kenji Itoso will play as a double-feature with eco-fantasy "Coluboccoro"
Just in time for the holiday season and celebrating the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Finland, an original anime theatrical film entitled Santa Company: Christmas no Himitsu ("The Secret of Christmas") is heading to Japanese cinemas in December of 2019.
The staff for Santa Company: The Secret of Christmas includes:
- Original work, screenplay, director: Kenji Itoso
- Character design: Hidari
- Production studio: Asahi Production
- Production planning: starry cube
- Production: KENJI STUDIO
The cast for Santa Company: The Secret of Christmas includes:
Kana Hanazawa as Noel.
Yūki Kaji as Bell.
Rie Kugimiya as Thomas.
Haruka Tomatsu as Mint.
Takahiro Sakurai as Pedro.
And Yūsuke Kondō as Director Nicholas.
The story of Santa Company: The Secret of Christmas follows Noel, a girl who isn't feeling in the holiday spirits since her parents have divorced and she's spending Christmas alone in Yokohama since her father is busy with work. There Noel discovers that an organization called "Santa Company" is recruiting, and she decides to join up after meeting children her own age who help deliver presents for Santa Claus.
Santa Company: The Secret of Christmas will be released in Japanese theaters as a double-feature with Coluboccoro, a 2007 science fiction eco-fantasy animated film also by Kenji Studio. Santa Company: The Secret of Christmas was conceived as a short film in 2014, and both Santa Company: The Secret of Christmas and Coluboccoro have been revised and expanded for their December 2019 theatrical release.
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