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'Kin no Kuni Mizu no Kuni' announces anime film adaptation in Spring 2023

Updated: Jul 13, 2022

The romance fantasy features a royal couple trying to fall in love for the sake of their respective countries.

By: Nicole S. Castro on June 23, 2022 at 11:10 PHT

Official channels have announced an anime film adaptation of Nao Iwamoto's romance fantasy manga Kin no Kuni Mizu no Kuni (Land of Gold Land of Water). It is scheduled to premiere in Spring 2023.

The film will be animated by Madhouse under the direction of Kotono Watanabe (director of Btooom!, assistant director of Chihayafuru)

The romance series stars Princess Sarah from Land A and Prince Naranbayar from Land B. They are supposed to fall in love and get married in order to repair the relationship between their two countries.

Kin no Kuni Mizu no Kuni (Japanese: 金の国 水の国, English: Land of Gold Land of Water) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Nao Iwamoto. It was serialized in Shogakukan's Flower Comics α Special from October 2014 to April 2016, with its chapters collected into one tankōbon volume released on July 8, 2016.


  • Original idea: Nao Iwamoto's "Kin no Kuni Mizu no Kuni" (serialized in Shogakukan's Flower Comics α Special)

  • Director: Kotono Watanabe

  • Screenplay: Fumi Tsubota

  • Animation production: Madhouse

  • Animation supervisor: Mitsuyuki Masuhara

  • Production coordinator: Nippon TV

  • Distribution: Warner Bros. Japan

Source: Kin no Kuni Mizu no Kuni official Twitter, official website, Comic Natalie




Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.


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