December 16, 2019 By: Nakase Koutarou (Translated by YaruJan & KhaledA ), 431 views
The release date for the Anime Movie "The Deer King" has been announced! The first challenge as director for Ando Masashi, animator of "Princess Mononoke" and "Your Name"
The Anime Movie “The Deer King” will be released on Sep. 18, 2020. And what's more Ando Masashi, character designer and animation director of “Your Name”, “Spirited Away”, and “Princess Mononoke”, will be part of the crew.
The Anime Movie The Deer King will be released on Sep. 18, 2020. And what's more Ando Masashi, character designer and animation director of "Your Name", "Spirited Away", and "Princess Mononoke", will be part of the crew.
The original work of "The Deer King" is an adventure novel by Uehashi Nahoko, also known for the live-action drama series "Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit". The story is set in a world dominated by a mighty empire, where a father and his adopted daughter continue to travel as they confront a cruel destiny. At the same time, the story of a doctor desperately seeking to save many people from a mysterious disease unfolds.
Among the new production crew members, Ando Masashi, one of the most influential animators in the Japanese film industry, known for his previous work in "Your Name", "Spirited Away", and "Princess Mononoke", will take up his first time role as a director for this movie.
In addition, Masayuki Miyaji (who started his directing career with the animated movie "Fusé: Memoirs of the Hunter Girl"), and Kishimoto Taku (known for his previous work in "Haikyuu!!" and "Erased" series), will join the cast as co-director and scriptwriter respectively.
Anime Movie "The Deer King" Roadshow theatrical release in Japan on Sep. 18, 2020.
The animation film "Love Me, Love Me Not" will be released on May 29, 2020. Visuals and a teaser of the film were revealed along with the announcement of the main cast; Han Megumi, Suzuki Marika, Shimazaki Nobunaga, and Saito Soma.
The animated film "Saezuru Tori ha Habatakanai The clouds gather" will be released on Feb. 15, 2020. The key visual was also revealed.
"Saezuru Tori ha Habatakanai The clouds gather" is an animated film and the first work to be released by "Blue Lynx", a BL anime label started by Fuji Television.
It is based on the BL manga by Yoneda Kou serialized in "ihr HertZ" . It's a story about Yashiro, the wakagashira (a young leading subordinate in a yakuza group) of yakuza group Shinseikai who likes to be dominated and has a lewd side, and Doumeki who appears before him, and depicts how they're tossed around by fate while complementing each other's weaknesses.
The key visual depicts the wakagashira of Shinseikai Yashiro and his attendant Doumeki as they stand in the bustle and the shining neon lights of Shinjuku. The visual gives a sense of loneliness from the two whose weaknesses complement each other.
In addition, from Dec. 27, 2019, Mubichike (movie ticket bought in advance) with the design of the key visual will be sold at theaters nationwide. The freebie that comes with the advance ticket is an A5 clear file folder illustrated by the author and illustrator of the original work Yoneda Kou, and one can choose between two types, the Yashiro version or Doumeki version.
The movie "Saezuru Tori ha Habatakanai The clouds gather" will be released on Feb. 15, 2020 at Shinjuku Balt 9 and other theaters nationwide.
(C) Yoneda Kou・Taiyou Tosho/ "Saezuru Tori ha Habatakanai" Production Committee
The main trailer has been revealed from the anime film "Josee, the Tiger and the Fish"(to be released on Dec. 25), which is based on a youthful love story novel written by Tanabe Seiko.
Tt has also been revealed for the first time that Eve will perform an inserted song '心海' as well as the theme song. In addition, it has also been announced that Moriyama Shintarou and Lily, a comedy duo Mitorizu, joined as guest voice actors.
"Josee, the Tiger and the Fish" depicts a story about a dreamer Josee, who lives her life stuck in a wheelchair and spends most of her days reading and painting, encounters a college student Tsuneo, who pursues his dream, and decides it's time to face the real world with him.
The main trailer features the comic scene that Tsuneo is always given impossible demands and twisted around Josee's little finger. On the other hand, Tsuneo's line 'She is alone.' also tells the loneliness that Josee, who usually behaves selfishly, is feeling.
Josee is becoming depressed to see the words 'Dream is dream. Reality is reality.' and 'It's nothing but a superstition that dreams come true.', but Tsuneo takes her to see various worlds, saying 'You want to see by yourself, don't you?'
While an inserted song by Eve '心海', which has been revealed for the first time, is playing, Josee shows various expressions from crying, sulking, to struggling in the middle of the trailer, but at the end she shows a big smile. Does it imply their bright future?
It will make you more and more curious about the end.
In addition, it has also been announced that Moriyama Shintarou and Lily, a comedy duo Mitorizu, joined as guest voice actors. Moriyama played the role of Nishida, the store manager of the diving shop, where Tsuneo is working part-time, and Lily played the role of a station staff.
It will be their first time doing an anime dubbing session,, so please look forward to seeing their performance.
The anime film "Josee, the Tiger and the Fish" will be released on Dec. 25.
（C）2020 Seiko Tanabe / KADOKAWA/ Josee Project
Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon, which has been nominated for an Academy Award for all of its features, has released the trailer and poster visual for "WolfWalkers" (Oct. 30), which features the main theme song by Aurora from "Frozen 2".
"WolfWalkers" is based on the legend of the Wolf Walker, which has been handed down in the Irish town of Kilkenny since the Middle Ages, where it is said that humans turn into a wolf when they sleep.
One day, Robin, the protagonist with a hunter father, becomes friends with Mebh, a "Wolf Walker" who is a healer and a human and a wolf in one body and heals wounds using her magical powers. Robin's promise to Mebh unexpectedly puts her father in a difficult position, but she is brave enough to follow the path she believes in.
The trailer for the film, which has just been released, depicts the interaction between humans and wolves in a beautiful world and part of the mysterious story that unfolds.
The film depicts the dazzling friendship of girls, the ugly discrimination of adults, the coexistence of humans and animals, warnings about the destruction of nature, and the love of family, all of which can be enjoyed by adults as well as children.
Aurora, a new generation of Norwegian songstresses, leads the audience to a world far removed from reality with her clear and transparent voice.
The poster for the film was also unveiled, featuring the characters Robin, Mebh, and the wolves in colorful and unique drawings.
We can expect to see a mysterious story and a highly creative and entertaining fantasy that is uniquely Irish.
"WolfWalkers" opens at YEBISU GARDEN CINEMA and other theaters nationwide on Oct. 30.
(C) WolfWalkers 2020
From "The Legend of Hei: Boku ga Erabu Mirai (The Legend of Hei: The Future that I Choose)" (to be released on Nov. 7, 2020), the main trailer, poster and news about the theme song, have been revealed. The purchase benefit for the 2nd advanced ticket sale has also been announced.
"The Legend of Hei: Boku ga Erabu Mirai" is an anime movie that was produced by MTJJ, a Chinese manga artist and director, and HMCH Studio.
It became popular after its online anime series was released on a streaming website on Mar. 17, 2011, and it has developed to represent Chinese anime works. The movie that was released after that became a big hit and made 315 million CNYn (about 4.9 billion JPY) at the box office.
In Japan, its Japanese subtitled version was released in Sep. 2020. Even though it was shown in small scale, it received praise from anime fans, and other people involved in anime. Finally in Nov. 2020, its Japanese dubbed version will be released nationwide. The cast include Hanazawa Kana as Xiaohei, a black cat monster, who was forced out of his home by humans, Sakurai Takahiro, Miyano Mamoru, Saitou Souma, Matsuoka Yoshitsugu, Sugita Tomokazu, Toyosaki Aki, Minase Inori, Cho, Otsuka Hochu, Ugaki Misato, and others.
The trailer that was released this time features Xiaohei, a black cat monster, who was forced out of his home by humans, making his own path as he is struggling between humans' and monsters' life, through meeting various monsters and humans.
Please do not miss the battle scene that the movie highlights.
'Unity', the first single of LMYK after she made her major debut, has been chosen as the theme song, and is played in the trailer as well. The song was produced by the legendary production team Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis that have also written for Janet Jackson, Chaka Khan, and Utada Hikaru.
"The Legend of Hei: Boku ga Erabu Mirai" will be released on Nov. 7.
Starting on Oct. 16, the 2nd advanced ticket sale will be on sale priced at 1,500 JPY (tax included). If you purchase it, you will be given a clear ticket holder as a benefit.
Please check out the official website for more information.
I was attracted by the characters and story full of kindness and hope.
It features serious topics such as symbiosis of humans and animals, and environmental destruction, but on the other hand, it depicts love for friends, and their never-give-up attitude subtly and unapologetically portrayed.
I was moved by such a composition, which played an essential for me to produce the theme song for the Japanese dubbed version.
Everyone is different, so we clashed with each other. However, we are not special. We all are looking in the same direction, and we all are pursuing a place that can feel comfortable. Xiaohei is innocently growing up in a world, where there is no right answer, and he made me realize that.
I am so honored that 'Unity' was chosen as the theme song for this work with wonderful animation and story. Conflict and harmony are two sides of the same coin. However, I believe that this movie and song will be an opportunity to bring about a huge change.
（C）Beijing HMCH Anime Co.,Ltd
To commemorate the release of "Bem Movie: Become Human" (currently being screened in nationwide theatres), the climatic PV that reveals the main plot has been released.
This work is the movie of the TV anime "BEM", broadcasted in 2019 and was created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of "Humanoid Monster Bem".
The climatic PV depicts Manstoll, Bem’s superior at the company "Draco Chemical" standing in front of Bem, who dreamed of "Living and dying just like a human".
Bem had chosen to fight and abandoned his human appearance to prevent others from using his "Humanoid Monster" ability. The detective Sonia comfort Bem, who had made a difficult decision. Bem, Bela, and Belo battling against Manstoll, who had turned into a huge dragon-like appearance. What's the objective of Manstoll? What's the result of the battle? Also, will their wish of "To become a human" be granted...
"Bem Movie: Become Human", the "Humanoid Monster's Last Chapter" that is depicted magnificently, is currently being screened in nationwide theatres.
（C）ADK EM/ Bem Movie Production Committee
The 2nd PV for TV anime Ahiru no Sora has been released and features the passionate plays of a freakishly tall basketball club member. Broadcasting information was released at the same time. The series will be aired on TV Tokyo’s channel 6 starting on October 2nd.
「BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!」 and its 4th tie-up with Lawson as of September the 3rd, has been revealed. The campaign is to give out a limited quantity of originals goods which will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis
From TV anime "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind" comes blazers and pants (slacks) which can be worn together as business suits inspired by Giorno Giovanna and Bruno Bucciarati. Pre-orders are available at "Premium Bandai" until Dec. 26, 2019.
"Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger VS Lupinranger VS Patranger the Movie", the newest work in the "Super Sentai VS Film Series", is scheduled to be released on Feb. 8, 2020. The newest footage andscene photos have also been revealed.