A brand new trailer has dropped from Studio Ponoc’s Facebook page, complete with the film’s theme song RAIN – by SEKAI NO OWARI and with English subtitles.
Starring Hana Sugisaki (When Marnie Was There, Blade of the Immortal live action film) as Mary and Ryunosuke Kamiki (your name, The Secret World of Arrietty) as Peter in this new adventure.
Based on Mary Stewart’s book The Little Broomstick, here’s the synopsis of the story, based on Amazon’s description of the original book:
It is Tib the black cat who leads Mary to the strange flower in the woods. When she discovers a little broomstick shortly afterwards, she is astonished to feel it jump in to action. Before she can gather her wits, it is whisking her over the treetops, above the clouds, and in to the grounds of Endor College, where: ‘All Examinations Coached for by A Competent Staff of Fully-Qualified Witches.’ Here she discovers evidence of a terrible experiment in transformation – deformed and mutant animals imprisoned in cages. In the moment after her broomstick takes off, she realises that Tib has been captured. Returning to the College the following day, she manages to free the animals, but not before the Head of the college, Miss Mumblechook, and her colleague, Doctor Dee, have seen her. Mary manages to flee …but the evil pair are in hot pursuit!
Mary and the Witch’s Flower will premiere 8 July in Japan.