Animation company Contrail released a 1-min introductory video of director Sunao Katabuchi‘s upcoming anime film on Tuesday, Mar 22, 2022. Katabuchi had previously directed the movie In This Corner of the World.
The introductory video shows glimpses of the film in the production process, storyboards, and production sites. It also revealed that the key drawings will be starting this year.
The teaser also revealed staff information.
The title of the film has not been announced, however, the teaser hints at the movie to be based on the 10th century, Kyoto, and a time when author Sei Shonagon’s “The Pillow Book” was written.
The staff involved in the film include:
Director: Sunao Katabuchi
Assistant: Chie Uratani
Animation Director: Masashi Ando
Art Director: Toshiharu Mizutani
The director also shared a few words to commemorate the release of the teaser video. He said, “It’s been five years since we started preparations in 2017, and we’re finally starting to make the main story. The video is the starting point. “
Contrail is also recruiting experienced animators to work on this project. The recruitment period is set from Mar 18 to April 18, 2022.
Sunao Katabuchi established Contrail on Sept 2, 2019, in order to produce a full-length animated film. Katabuchi said he chose the name with the thoughts of “I want to make an animated work that will be loved by many people forever.”
Katabuchi has directed such anime as Black Lagoon, Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trail, Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage, Mai Mai Miracle, Princess Arete, and Meiken Lassie.
He wrote the screenplay and directed the critically acclaimed In This Corner of the World film, which opened in November 2016. The extended version of the film, In This Corner (and Other Corners) of the World, opened in Japan in 2019.