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Live Action and Anime Hybrid Movie 'MINT' Due in 2014

by symbv
Jul 19, 2013 2:10 AM | 26 Comments
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:

Official movie website:

Source: MINT press release

Mint on MAL

20 of 26 Comments Recent Comments

Seems like it's really separated from that screenshot above.

But the Persona 4 screenwriter and composer? That's got me interested.

Jul 20, 2013 7:01 PM by ChronosXIII

Huge fan of P4, will definitely watch this.

Jul 20, 2013 4:13 AM by sushiisawesome

This sounds really interesting

Jul 19, 2013 8:25 PM by QuiGonJon

Seems interesting, but I'm sort of skeptical about the whole thing.

Jul 19, 2013 3:43 PM by tobitatsu

QueenCythia said:
Will it be in MAL Database or not since it´s a hybrid? But neverthenless I excited since this seems interesting.

I was just wondering the same. Looks interesting though, hopefully someone provides subs at some point.

Jul 19, 2013 1:54 PM by Alcoholicide

I kind like the synopsis that i read so might give it a try

Jul 19, 2013 10:11 AM by Mr_Gutts

Say WHAT Shoji Meguro? This shit's getting watched.

Jul 19, 2013 7:54 AM by Panaru

Shoji Meguro doing the music, well damn. Probably a rare moment to see him make music outside of Megaten series so this will be interesting.

The synopsis kind of interesting.

Jul 19, 2013 6:55 AM by arena149

I might check it out looks interesting.

Jul 19, 2013 6:46 AM by Tengai

japanda said:
Wasn't Aku no Hana bad enough?
There are many kind of hybrid. Aku no Hana is one - rotoscoping but MINT seems to be something less integrated - it seems quite possible the live action and anime footage are separate.

Jul 19, 2013 6:39 AM by symbv

japanda said:
Wasn't Aku no Hana bad enough?
you dont say ...

Jul 19, 2013 6:22 AM by VadNAP

We have hybrid cars, hybrid whatnot, and now hybrid... movies?

Jul 19, 2013 6:07 AM by Obinderu

Wasn't Aku no Hana bad enough?

Jul 19, 2013 5:41 AM by japanda

I guess it won't hurt to try

Jul 19, 2013 5:27 AM by MyAmy

This is interesting...Very interesting...I just hope the story will be good...

Jul 19, 2013 5:00 AM by krisalice85

Negative-Travis said:
symbv said:
mixes live action footage with anime
Japan just now caught on to this concept?
They've already done a live action/anime hybrid. It's called Aku no Hana.

Jul 19, 2013 4:47 AM by DraconisMarch

Sounds interesting

Jul 19, 2013 3:37 AM by Koybz

Reminds of that little girl idol show who cooks with his anime friends that is popular with kids and pedo fans. I'll give this one a lookout.

Jul 19, 2013 3:28 AM by bippo

Didn't care about anything regarding this, but if Shoji Meguro is doing the music, I'm fuckin' in.

Jul 19, 2013 3:06 AM by icantfeelmyarms

It feels like Cooking Idol Ai! Mai! Main! to me a bit (and sort of like Kuuchuu Buranko). Is it different?

Jul 19, 2013 2:45 AM by tsubasalover

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