The trailer previews Japanese rock band flumpool's theme song "Yoru wa Nemureru kai?" (Can You Sleep at Night?).
The first film in the planned trilogy, Ajin: Shōdō (Ajin: Demi-Human - Compel), will open in Japan on November 27 for a two-week limited engagement. The film held its world premiere at the Tokyo International Film Festival on October 28.
In the manga's story, an immortal first appeared on an African battlefield 17 years ago. Later, rare, unknown new immortal lifeforms began appearing among humans, and they became known as "Ajin" (demi-humans). Just before summer vacation, a Japanese high school student named Kei Nagai is instantly killed in a traffic accident on his way home from school. However, he is revived, and a price is placed on his head. Thus begins a boy's life on the run from all of humankind.
The project will also receive a television anime, which will premiere on MBS, TBS, and CBC on January. Netflix will stream episodes in Japan three days after airing on Japanese television, and then in other Netflix territories in mid-2016. The television series will go deeper into the story and provide more details on the story's world.
The manga's eighth volume will also bundle an anime on DVD when it ships on May 6.
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