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Crowdfunding Scheduled for Feature-Length Version of 'Santa Company'

by ImperfectBlue
Jun 11, 2019 11:25 AM | 6 Comments
A feature-length version of the short anime film Santa Company was announced by Kenji Studio on Monday. The film, titled Santa Company: Christmas no Himitsu, will commemorate the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Finland. It will be crowdfunded to meet the announced December 2019 theatrical release in Japan.

Crowdfunding for the film begins June 20 on Sony Bank Gate, with further crowdfunding on Kickstarter and Makuake planned for August. The original Santa Company exceeded its US$50,000 goal on Kickstarter, amassing US$72,270 by the completion of the campaign in January 2014. The film premiered later that year at the Tokyo International Film Festival on October 25.

Noel White, a trainee of Santa Company, prepares for her test to become an official Tonttu—Santa's helper. Her assignment is to find the most important thing for a Santa Claus.

As the deadline nears with an answer yet to be found, a child's letter for santa arrives late at the company and will soon be discarded. Noel and friends set out on an adventure for the present—but will Noel find the answer to her assignment?

Kenji Itoso, the original creator of Santa Company, will lead the project as the director and screenwriter. Hidari (Sasami-san@Ganbaranai) will once again handle character designs. Asahi Production was announced as the studio producing the film, with Starry Cube assisting in planning and production. Itoso's Kenji Studio will retain its copyright of the film.

Cast members reprising from the 2014 film are denoted with an asterisk (*) below. Kana Hanazawa (Steins;Gate) and Yuusuke Kondou will replace Ayumi Fujimura and Hiroki Touchi as Noel and Nicola White from the original work, respectively.

Bell Crystal: Yuki Kaji* (Shingeki no Kyojin)
Thomas Dou: Rie Kugimiya* (Fullmetal Alchemist)
Mint Rondo: Haruka Tomatsu* (Darling in the FranXX)
Pedro Rondo: Takahiro Sakurai* (Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch)

Itoso's first project, Coluboccoro, will screen alongside Santa Company: Christmas no Himitsu. The original video animation was first released in 2007 and received a Blu-ray and DVD release with English subtitles via Kickstarter in 2016.


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Official Twitter: @santa_company

Source: Comic Natalie

Santa Company: Christmas no Himitsu on MAL

6 Comments Recent Comments

Trailer for Santa Company and Coluboccoro
Amatsuki to Perform theme song to Coluboccoro
Additional cast for Santa Company including Amatsuki, who also performs theme song to C.

Line Manga of the Movie

Oct 17, 2019 1:32 AM by tsubasalover

A Santa Claus anime? Heck, why not?

Sep 24, 2019 5:23 AM by malvarez1

Guest seiyuus for both Santa Company and Coluboccoro.
Minori Chihara will perform theme song "Christmas Night" and inserted songs to Santa Company
Premieres November 29.

Sep 23, 2019 9:03 PM by tsubasalover

Just got the notification. Forgot this anime even existed. Hope it works out great.

Aug 21, 2019 3:03 PM by NevadaLewis

ImperfectBlue said:
Itoso's first project, Coluboccoro, will screen alongside Santa Company: Christmas no Himitsu.
Not only it will be screened alongside, the scenario will be changed to make connection with the movie.

Jun 13, 2019 3:21 AM by tsubasalover

Happy Christmas! Six months to go but still...

Jun 11, 2019 2:55 PM by Haneken2086

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