The IG film about author Moribito’s novel is scheduled to premiere in September 2020, followed by September 2021.
Kodoani.com – Official website for the anime adaptation of the novel of the same name Shika no Ō: Yuna to Yakusoku no Tabi (The Deer King: The Promised Journey With Yuna), announced on Monday that the film has been rescheduled to February 4, 2022. The anime also posted a second trailer for the film and a new image with the new date:
The film has been delayed from September 18, 2020 due to the ongoing novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and delayed again from September 10, 2021. Anime Limited plans to release the series. movies in UK cinemas by 2021 if COVID-19 allows the situation. GKIDS will cinema with both English subtitles and English dub in North America in early 2022.
The film was screened in June to compete at this year’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival. The film premiered at the Fantasia International Film Festival in August and won the Bronze Audience Award there. The film also screened at the Animation Is Film Festival in Los Angeles in September.
The main members are:
Shinichi Tsutsumi as Van
Ryōma Takeuchi as Hossal
Anne Watanabe as Sae
Masashi Ando (Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, your name). Character designer, Tokyo Godfathers, Paranoia Agent, When Marnie Was There, your name.) is directing the film with Masayuki Miyaji (Xam’d: Lost Memories, Fusé: Memories of a Huntress) at Production IG Ando is also working. Draws the character designer and is the chief animation director. Taku Kishimoto (Haikyu!!, ERASED, Fruits Basket) is penning the script.
Hiroki Shinagawa is said to have concept images. Hiroshi Ohno is the art director, and Ken Hashimoto is the main color artist. Hiroshi Tanaka is the director of visual synthesis, and Hiromi Kikuta is the sound director. Harumi Fuuki (Forest of Piano series, Miss Hokusai, Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna) is composing the music. Singer-songwriter milet created the theme song “One Reason” for the film
Kadokawa originally published two volumes of the novel simultaneously in September 2014, and then re-released the series into four volumes in June and July 2017. The novel has printed over 1.5 million copies.
The novel focuses on Van, the head of a group of soldiers expected to die fighting for their land against a large empire seeking to invade. However, instead of dying, Van was enslaved and thrown into a salt mine. One night, a pack of strange dogs attacked the salt mine, and a mysterious disease broke out. While being attacked, Van Nhan had the opportunity to escape when he met a young girl. Elsewhere, rumors are circulating that only immigrants get this mysterious disease. Medical scientist Hossal risks his life in search of a cure. Doctors also studied a father and child who appeared to have survived the illness. The novel tells the interconnected stories and relationships of people who fight against a grim fate.
The novel won the Japan Bookseller Award and won the fourth “Japanese Medical Novel Award” in 2015.
Uehashi’s Moribito novel series and The Beast Player Erin’s novels were both adapted into television anime. Moribito also inspired a live-action television series. North American publisher Scholastic published the first two volumes of Moribito in English. Uehashi won the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2014.