First announced in 2006, A teaser trailer of Hana no Utame Gothicmade, Mamoru Nagano (Five Star Stories) directorial debut, has been released by Kadokawa. In addition to taking on the role of director, Nagano is the creator, scriptwriter, storyboard designer and animator of the film.
The film is set for release in Japan on November 1 2012.
The story follows 16-year-old Bellin Ajelli (Shigeyo Kawamura), one of the Songstresses who inherit the memories of the generations preceding them. A newly reborn Songstress, Bellin sets off on a holy pilgrimage across Carmine, a small colony world. With threats of a terrorist attack, Prince Truhallon (Nozomu Sasaki) of the militant Donau Empire is sent in to protect Bellin on her journey. The Prince and Bellin have completely opposing principles but they are stuck with each other until they reach the capital.