The Movie Collection website began streaming three 15-second television ads for next month’s The Life of Guskō Budori (Guskō Budori no Denki) film Friday. The “Story,” “Neri,” and “Theme Song” ads mostly feature footage from the previous preview videos.
The film adapts Kenji Miyazawa‘s (Night on the Galactic Railroad) classic fairy tale of a young man named Guskō in the Tohoku forests of northeastern Japan in the 1920s. After an onslaught of droughts and natural disasters, Guskō is forced to leave his home and search for a better life elsewhere. Guskō joins a group of scientists at the Ihatov Volcano Department, which deals with the same natural disasters that drove Guskō from his home.
The film will open in Japan on July 7.