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AURA Anime Film Wages Fantasy War on Home Video

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Old habits die hard, especially when those old habits involve living in a fantasy world of your own design. Try as you might to escape it, some things come hurling back no matter how far you run, and that’s what Ichiro Sato discovers in anime film AURA: Koga Maryuin’s Last War, now

Ichiro’s adolescent delusions made him the butt of much ridicule, and even caused his concerned parents to transfer him to a new school. While they hoped he would be able to start anew there, he ends up running into Ryouko Satou, a girl in a blue cape who is just as delusional as he used to be. 

Ryouko is bullied in the same way Ichiro was, and her fantasy predicament so closely mirrors his that he can’t help but be reminded of his former situation. As hard as he tries to avoid her, he ends up being drawn to her plight, and realizes that his dream hero may need to make a resurgence if he truly wants to save Ryouko.

AURA is based on the romantic comedy light novel written by Romeo Tanaka and illustrated by Mebae. Seiji Kishi (Persona 4 The Animation, Humanity Has Declined) directs the theatrical anime adaptation, with Jun Kumagai (Aquarion Logos, Psycho-Pass 2) on the script at studio AIC A.S.T.A. Remember, don’t try to outrun your fantasies, because they’ll always be nipping at your heels. See how Ichiro handles his in

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