It was announced today that an original movie project "MINT", which mixes live action footage with anime, will be released to theaters in Japan in 2014. The movie is set in near future Japan and revolves around "MINT System" which is a virtual world environment built for child patients taken in by the National Pediatrics Medical Centers around the country. The story is about Hiro, one patient who has serious illness, and Nana, a girl whom he meets in MINT, and how Hiro strives to overcome his illness over time.
The movie will be made by Nega Design Works. Oku Shutaro
, director of movie "USB" and stage director of musicals like "Persona 4", will be the director. Kise Kazuchika
, CEO of Production I.G, will be the animation director. Kumagai Jun
, who wrote the screenplay for Persona 4 the Animation, will handle the screenplay. Meguro Shouji
will be responsible for the music.
Press release of MINT Project: http://www.negadesignworks.com/mint/mint_pressrelease.pdf
Official movie website: http://www.negadesignworks.com/mint/
Source: MINT press release