The official website of Blue Giant anime film unveiled a new trailer on Dec 16, 2022, revealing the voices of the three main characters Dai Miyamoto, Yukinori Sawabe, and Shunji Tamada.
A new key visual was also revealed along with the trailer.
Newly announced voice cast includes:
- Amane Okayama as Shunji Tamada
- Yuki Yamada as Dai Miyamoto
- Shotaro Mamiya as Yukinori Sawabe
Blue Giant anime film will release in Japan on Feb 17, 2023.
- Director: Yuzuru Tachikawa
- Screenplay: NUMBER 8
- Character Design: Yuichi Takahashi
- Art Director: Satoru Hirayanagi
- Chief Animation Director: Yuichi Takahashi
- 3D Director: Masato Takahashi
- Director of Photography: Kasumi Togo
- Color design: Yoshinori Horikawa
- Editing: Kiyoshi Hirose
Hiromi Uehara is handling the music for the anime film, including providing the tunes for the trio “JAZZ”. Uehara also plays the piano for Yukinori Sawabe. Tomoaki Baba will be playing the saxophone for the protagonist Dai, and Millennium Parade band’s drummer, Shun Ishikawa will play drums for Shunji Tamada.
Blue Giant is a Japanese jazz-themed manga series written and illustrated by Shinichi Ishizuka. It was serialized in Shogakukan’s Big Comic from May 2013 to August 2016, with its chapters compiled in ten tankobon volumes.
A sequel, titled Blue Giant Supreme was serialized in Big Comic from September 2016 to April 2020, with its chapters compiled in ten tankōbon. A third series, titled Blue Giant Explorer, began in Big Comic in May 2020.
As of August 2020, the manga has sold 5.8 million copies. In 2017, Blue Giant won the 62nd Shogakukan Manga Award in the General category and the 20th Japan Media Arts Festival Award.
In North America, the manga has been licensed for English release by Seven Seas Entertainment.
MAL describes the plot of Blue Giant as:
The latest great works by Ishizuka Shinichi! A high school 3rd year student, Miyamoto Dai, whose heart was touched by Jazz, continued to play the Saxophone alone in Kawahara, rain or shine, day or night, for many years. “I want to become the world’s best Saxophone player…!!” Effort, talent, faith, environment, luck…which are necessary? A tale of reaching towards his goal recklessly and sincerely begins in Hirosegawa, Sendai.
Source: Official Website