Bandai Namco has announced that the priginal TV anime project, The Magnificent KOTOBUKI, is getting an anime film. Director Tsutomu Mizushima and scriptwriter Michiko Yokote will both be returning for the film, which will be a compilation movie.
Its title will be “The Magnificent KOTOBUKI Complete Edition”, and it will also include MX4D screenings as well. And like most compilation films, it will not only recap the events of the TV anime, but also add in some new footage.
The staff have yet to reveal any further details, such as release date, cast, and other information.
The anime ran in January 2019 as part of the winter 2019 season. Sentai Filmworks released it out west, and here’s how they describe its story:
In a desolate world where the safest form of transporting cargo is by zeppelin; air pirates roam the sky, preying on aerial commerce and holding remote towns for ransom. Against these airborne marauders, the only defense is to hire high-flying protection of your own, and that’s where mercenary pilots like the girls of the Kotobuki Squadron come in. Behind the joysticks of their lightweight Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa fighters, these lady falcons play a deadly game of escort, where a single mistake can end up in a fiery crash or mid-air collision. But for birds of prey like Kylie, Reona, Chika, Emma, Kate, and Zara, the danger is worth it for the chance to spread their wings and soar into the heavens. The wild blue yonder gets even wilder as every dogfight becomes a catfight in !THE MAGNIFICENT KOTOBUKI
Sources: The Magnificent KOTOBUKI official website