Expelled from Paradise

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Expelled from Paradise
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Theatrical release poster.
Directed by Seiji Mizushima
Produced by Kouichi Noguchi
Screenplay by Gen Urobuchi
Starring Rie Kugimiya
Shin-ichiro Miki
Hiroshi Kamiya
Megumi Hayashibara
Minami Takayama
Kotono Mitsuishi
Kenta Miyake
Daichi Otomo
Hisao Egawa
Noriko Uemura
Tōru Furuya
Music by Narasaki
Cinematography Koujirou Hayashi
Edited by Masato Yoshitake
Production
company
Distributed by T-Joy[2]
Release date
  • November 15, 2014 (2014-11-15) (Japan)
Running time
104 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Expelled from Paradise (Japanese: 楽園追放, Hepburn: Rakuen Tsuihō) is a 2014 Japanese animated science fiction film. The film is directed by Seiji Mizushima, with a screenplay written by Gen Urobuchi, produced by Toei Animation and animated by Graphinica, and distributed by T-Joy in cooperation with Toei Company.[2]

The film had its first public showing in Europe at the Swedish anime-convention ConFusion on December 11, 2014. Seiji Mizushima attended the event himself, partaking in a stage-show, Q&A and other activities.[3]

The movie was also imported to the United States by Aniplex USA and was shown in 15 theatres across the country on December 13, 2014.[4]

Plot[edit]

Angela Balzac is an agent at the space station DEVA, whose inhabitants have no physical bodies, their minds digitized and processed into a virtual reality environment. After failing to track down the hacker known as "Frontier Setter", who had infiltrated DEVA's systems dozens of times to gather allies for his cause with no success, she is tasked to look for him down on Earth, now a barren planet where less than 2% of the human population lives. After being given an organic body and sent to the surface, Angela meets Dingo, her contact on Earth, who cuts off all communications with her base, in order to prevent Frontier Setter from discovering their location as well, despite her protests.

Angela and Dingo's investigations lead them to an abandoned city, where they meet Frontier Setter, who is revealed to be an artificial intelligence system developed to supervise the construction of Genesis Ark, a ship designed for deep space travel, and somehow developed consciousness, continuing its work long after its masters perished. Realizing that Frontier Setter intends to do no harm at all, Angela leaves her body and reports to her superiors at DEVA, who order her to destroy it, fearing that it may eventually become a threat, but she refuses. Angela is then sentenced to have her mind stored into an archive forever, but Frontier Setter hacks into the system to rescue her. Once Angela returns to Earth and her body with supplies and weaponry, she and Dingo join forces to hold back DEVA's other agents long enough for a rocket to be launched carrying Frontier Setter and the final module of the Genesis Ark. Angela and Dingo then escape, while Frontier Setter starts its journey through space.

Voice cast[edit]

Character Japanese[5][6] English[5]
Angela Balzac Rie Kugimiya Wendee Lee
Dingo (Zarik Kajiwara) Shin-ichiro Miki Steve Blum
Frontier Setter Hiroshi Kamiya Johnny Yong Bosch
Christin Gillum Megumi Hayashibara Brina Palencia
Veronica Kulikova Minami Takayama Megan Hollingshead
Hilde Thorwald Kotono Mitsuishi Dorothy Fahn
High Official A Minoru Inaba Beau Billingslea
High Official B Hisao Egawa Kirk Thornton
High Official C Noriko Uemura
Isaac Kenta Miyake Beau Billingslea
Lazlo Daichi Endo Patrick Seitz
Arhan Chika Anzai
Alonzo Percy Toru Furuya Doug Erholtz

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

Expelled from Paradise was developed as a joint cinematic project by Toei Animation and Nitroplus.[2][7] The film is directed by Seiji Mizushima following his work on directing well known anime series such as Fullmetal Alchemist and Mobile Suit Gundam 00.[8]

Gen Urobuchi has been selected as the script writer and is known for writing the script of Puella Magi Madoka Magica and creating the light novel Fate/Zero.[8]

Marketing[edit]

Previews[edit]

A trailer titled "Diva Communication" was released on the official website on September 30, 2013.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Expelled From Paradise, CAST-STAFF". aniplexusa.com. Aniplex of America. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "『楽園追放 -Expelled from Paradise-』, CAST-STAFF". rakuen-tsuiho.com (in Japanese). Toei Animation. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Guest of honor: Seiji Mizushima". ConFusion. December 8, 2014. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Aniplex USA adds Expelled From Paradise anime film". Anime News Network. November 19, 2014. Retrieved December 6, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Aniplex of America Reveals Mahouka, Expelled from Paradise BD Release Plans". animenewsnetwork.com. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "Aniplex USA - CHARACTER - Expelled From Paradise". aniplexusa.com. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "Nitro+/Toei's Exiled From Paradise/Rakuen Tsuihō is Sci-Fi". Anime News Network. April 9, 2012. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c "Exiled From Paradise's Main Cast, Promo Video Unveiled". Anime News Network. September 30, 2012. Retrieved October 2, 2013. 

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