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Manga 'Kin no Kuni Mizu no Kuni' Gets Anime Movie in Spring 2023

by Vindstot
Jun 22, 8:51 PM | 19 Comments
Warner Bros. Japan opened an official website for an anime movie adaptation of Nao Iwamoto's Kin no Kuni Mizu no Kuni (Land of Gold, Land of Water) manga on Thursday, revealing the main staff and a teaser visual (pictured). The movie will open in Japan in Spring 2023.

Staff
Director: Kotono Watanabe (Btooom!, Chihayafuru episode director)
Script: Fumi Tsubota (Hug tto! Precure, Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san)
Animation Supervisor: Mitsuyuki Masuhara (Diamond no Ace director, Beck assistant director)
Production Coordination: Nippon Television Network
Studio: Madhouse
Distribution: Warner Bros. Japan

Iwamoto ran the josei romance manga in Monthly Flowers magazine from October 2014 to April 2016. Shogakukan published it in a single volume in July that year. The manga sold a cumulative 400,000 copies.

Kin no Kuni Mizu no Kuni placed first in the 2017 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! rankings in the Female Readers' category and was nominated for the tenth Manga Taisho award in 2017.

Synopsis
Once upon a time, there were two rival kingdoms that did not get along. Every day, they argued over insignificant matters. When a dispute over removing dog waste ultimately turned into a war, God swiftly intervened and directed the two nation's leaders to exchange the most beautiful girl and the most intelligent young man for bride and bridegroom, respectively.

Saara, the princess of country A, meets the prince of country B, Naranbayar. As they pretend to be a married couple to protect the peace between the countries, they find themselves gradually falling in love.

Official site: https://wwws.warnerbros.co.jp/kinnokuni-mizunokuni-movie/
Official Twitter: @kinmizu_movie

Source: Crank-in

Kin no Kuni Mizu no Kuni on MAL

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Damn, Btooom director after so many years. She handled a lot of episodes for Chihayafuru series so this should be decent at least and then maybe take over that once Morio Asaka retires.

Jun 24, 6:20 PM by Etherius_ZS

shoujo adaptation.. and a MOVIE at that too!! taking my w once again o77

synopsis is okay but im interested, hoping their age difference isnt .. (too) Weird bc it kiiinda looks like that from the poster😅😅😅 12 yr old getting chased by a 23 yr old

Jun 24, 2:54 AM by lizzziziz

ZXEAN said:
O_T_T said:
"Country A?" "Country B?" Did someone's unfinished notes get adapted, or what?

If they wanted to not name either, there are far more natural ways to go about it. "The West kingdom and the East kingdom," "The Empire and the Republic," and so on. This is just awkward and lazy.

Immediate loss of interest.
Land A is called Kin no Kuni, which can be translated as The Land of Silver and Land B is called Mizu no Kuni or The Land of Water.


Well that's just even stranger, then there's absolutely no reason to list them as A and B other than inattentiveness.

Jun 24, 2:20 AM by O_T_T

O_T_T said:
"Country A?" "Country B?" Did someone's unfinished notes get adapted, or what?

If they wanted to not name either, there are far more natural ways to go about it. "The West kingdom and the East kingdom," "The Empire and the Republic," and so on. This is just awkward and lazy.

Immediate loss of interest.
Land A is called Kin no Kuni or The Land of Silver and Land B is called Mizu no Kuni or The Land of Water.

Jun 24, 2:19 AM by ZXEAN

"Country A?" "Country B?" Did someone's unfinished notes get adapted, or what?

If they wanted to not name either, there are far more natural ways to go about it. "The West kingdom and the East kingdom," "The Empire and the Republic," and so on. This is just awkward and lazy.

Immediate loss of interest.

Jun 24, 1:47 AM by O_T_T

can’t wait for this to become my only source of serotonin for several months

Jun 24, 1:20 AM by -Cheesecake-

wow what is this >>><<<

Jun 23, 8:22 PM by Stacias

I’m always down for some more Josei anime, but wtf is that synopsis?

Makes it sound like it’ll be a little more goofy than it seems. Now i’m really curious.

Jun 23, 12:00 PM by YoshiKiller01

looks like a classic theme with that color choices. i figure this one would be a rollercoaster ride.

Jun 23, 9:05 AM by hazecloud

Yeah, looks like another one of those cliché love stori-

a dispute over removing dog waste ultimately turned into a war
...what?

Kidding aside, it looks interesting, especially with Madhouse involved.

Jun 23, 7:16 AM by elnino02

Is this a win for us shoujo fans?!?! Looks like my type of thing regardless, I'm sold lol

Jun 23, 5:56 AM by Fario-P

Not the most unique storyline but maybe the film in itself will be great lol

Jun 23, 5:55 AM by Tokoya

Swagernator said:
dispute over removing dog waste


We fought for love, we fought for glory, we fought for land for riches ... but nothing compares to waging war for ... a dog poop ?


Lol what a ridiculous reason

Jun 23, 5:32 AM by RedChrome

Huh a little Romeo and Juliet kinda story... okay

Jun 23, 5:31 AM by RedChrome

The reason for war lmao.

Jun 23, 4:47 AM by MegamiRem

Reading the title made me think “Sora no Iro Mizu no Iro” :)

Jun 23, 1:02 AM by BerriesSan

Oh, if only in real life wars would be solved so easily.

Jun 23, 12:45 AM by RobertBobert

dispute over removing dog waste


We fought for love, we fought for glory, we fought for land for riches ... but nothing compares to waging war for ... a dog poop ?

Jun 22, 11:51 PM by Swagernator

The story really reminds me a lot of https://myanimelist.net/manga/6624/Zettai_Heiwa_Daisakusen

For being a one volume manga, it seems to have been really well-received. I'll keep an eye out for this one 👀

Jun 22, 9:19 PM by Kineta

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