- Press Release
- Dec.04, 2019
Commemorating Release of Levius on Netflix
Special Screening Event in Live Zound
Polygon Pictures (“PPI,” President and CEO: Shuzo Shiota, Head Office: Tokyo, Japan) is proud to announce a special screening of Levius, an animated series with animation produced by our studio, at the event “in Live Zound” on December 14, 2019.
This event will be held at Kawasaki Cinecitta, where episodes 1-4 of the anime Levius will be shown along with a panel session with the show's cast and directors!
Levius began streaming worldwide on Netflix Thursday, November 28, 2019. Episodes 1-4 will be shown as a limited screening at Cinecitta using the ultra-cinema sound system, Live Zound. The intense "metal boxing" fight scenes, created with the latest in 3D CG technology, will be further brought to life through the cinema's RGB laser projector and high-end audio.
In addition, at the panel session, Nobunaga Shimazaki, who plays the blossoming young fighter and protagonist of the series, Levius, Takahiro Sakurai, who plays Bill, the cool-headed genius engineer behind Levius' mechanical right arm, along with Directors Hiroyuki Seshita and Keisuke Ide, and Audio Director Yoshikazu Iwanami, will make an appearance. They will discuss behind-the-scenes details of the creation of the anime series, Levius.
Levius: Netflix Streaming Commemorative Special Screening in Live Zound Event
Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019
Time: Screening begins 16:10
Venue: Cinecitta/Cine8 (seating capacity: 532)
Address: Ogawamachi 4-1, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa 210-0023; approx. 5 min. walk from Kawasaki Station.
Attending: Nobunaga Shimazaki, Takahiro Sakurai (voice cast), Hiroyuki Seshita (supervising director), Keisuke Ide (director), Yoshikazu Iwanami (audio director)
Contents: Epsiodes 1-4 special screening, talk panel event
Price: 2500 JPY
Sold by: Cinecitta venue, ticketing system (sale of tickets to begin December 7)
* Event content subject to change without notice.
* Press representatives may be in attendance during the event.
* Photography and video/audio recording (inlcuding with cellphones) will be strictly prohibited within the venue.
* Assigned seating per ticket only; tickets valid for single session.
© Haruhisa Nakata/Shueisha & Polygon Pictures
The awaited anime adaptation of the manga Levius (Haruhisa Nakata, Shueisha Young Jump Comics Ultra), formatted with a global audience in mind. It follows the blossoming talent of Levius - a young man whose arm has been replaced with a mechanical prosthesis, thrown into the world of "metal boxing", a violent and exciting combat sport fusing man and machine. A new, cutting-edge visual style of anime depicting Levius' struggle against his opponents as well as his own mysterious past, felt in the weight of machinery and the subtlety of human emotions.
It is the 19th century of the New Era. Five years have passed since the resolution of the Fossanian Dispute, over drilling rights to the new-found natural resource, “Agartha water”. In this new age driven by the power of steam, a new and dangerous combat sport fusing man and machine has flourished: metal boxing. The war took Levius' father as well as his own right arm, and his mother is still in a coma, hospitalized. Taken in by his uncle Zack, as if by fate Levius finds himself drawn to the world of metal boxing, where his potential blooms.
Meanwhile, Levius' climb through the ranks of the Grade III championship is being intently observed by the mysterious and eccentric Dr. Clown, and flashbacks to the war are never far from the back of Levius' mind.
Levius Cromwell: Nobunaga Shimazaki
Zack Cromwell: Junichi Suwabe
Bill Weinberg: Takahiro Sakurai
Natalia Garnet: Ayane Sakura
Malcolm Eden: Hochu Otsuka
Hugo Stratus: Daisuke Ono
Mystery Woman: Saori Hayami
Dr. Clown: Mamoru Miyano
Based on the comic by: Haruhisa Nakata (Shueisha: Young Jump Comics Ultra)
Supervising Director: Hiroyuki Seshita
Directed by: Keisuke Ide
Series Composition by: Hiroshi Seko
Script: Kenta Ihara, Hiroshi Seko
Production Design: Naoya Tanaka, Ferdinando Patulli
Character Design: Yuki Moriyama
Director of Photography: Mitsunori Kataama
CG Supervisor: Takeshi Iwata
Art Director: Yuki Hatakeyama
Color Designs: Hironori Noji
Audio Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
Music by: Yugo Kanno
Animation Produced by: Polygon Pictures Inc.
Produced by: Polygon Pictures Inc.
Official Site: http://levius.net