In an announcement made yesterday, anime and video game publisher NIS America revealed that they have acquired the anime movie, “The Princess and the Pilot”, for release in North America this May.
“The Princess and the Pilot” is directed by Jun Shishido and features animation by the studio Madhouse (Trigun: Badlands Rumble). It is based on the light novel of the same name by Koroku Inumura. The 99 minute anime feature will include the Japanese dub with English subtitles and includes the voices of Ryunosuke Kamiki (Summer Wars) as Charles Karino, Daisuke Ono (UMINEKO: When They Cry) as Carlo Levamme and Daisuke Namikawa (Kimi ni Todoke -From Me to You-) as Joaquin.
Here is a description of the film’s story from NIS America.
The war between the Levamme Empire and the Amatsukami Imperium has been raging for years. In the midst of this struggle, the prince of the Levamme Empire declares his love for Juana del Moral and vows to end the war in one year, as part of his marriage proposal. When the Amatsukami catch wind of this, they assault the del Moral residence, targeting Juana's life. As a last-ditch effort to bring the prince his bride, the San Maltilia Airforce employs a mercenary of mixed blood—a bestado—to fly Juana to the prince in secret. The pilot, Charles, accepts the mission...but traversing an ocean alone, and into enemy territory, proves a much more dangerous ordeal than anyone could have anticipated.
NIS America will be releasing the film in their premium edition packaging, which will include 1 Blu-ray disc and a hardcover art book in a collectible slipcase. Anime fans can look for “The Princess and the Pilot” to be available beginning on May 14, 2013; it will have a price tag of $44.99.