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Tatsuki Fujimoto’s ‘Look Back’ Confirmed To Get Anime Film; Release Date & Teaser Trailer Revealed!

The anime film adaptation of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s ‘Look Back‘ has been officially confirmed. It is scheduled to release in the Japanese theatres on June 28, 2024.

The film will be produced by Studio Durian.

An official website for the film was launched to commemorate the announcement. The site unveiled a teaser trailer and a brand new visual.

Look Back anime film

The film will be directed by Kiyotaka Oshiyama. He will also be handling the screenplay and character designs for Look Back anime film.

Moreover, mangaka Tatsuki Fujimoto expressed his enthusiasm on the anime adaptation of his work, stating, “This work was created to forcibly digest what was inside of me that I couldn’t digest. Whether I was able to digest it by drawing it or not, I don’t know, but I am grateful to the many people who were involved in bringing this work to life. Director Oshiyama is a monster animator who is well-known among anime fans, so as an otaku myself, I am looking forward to seeing this work on screen.

Look Back is a Japanese one-shot web manga written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto. It was published on Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ in July 2021.

MAL describes the plot of Look Back as:

Fourth-grader Ayumu Fujino regularly draws four-panel manga for her school newspaper and is lauded as having the best artwork in her class. One day, she is asked by her teacher to turn over one of her manga slots in the school newspaper to a truant student named Kyomoto. When Kyomoto’s manga pops up alongside Fujino’s, it receives high praises for its detailed artwork, making Fujino furiously jealous.

Refusing to be beaten by someone who barely attends school, Fujino devotes herself to learning to create manga. As time goes on though, her goal of outshining Kyomoto seems to only get further and further away, and Fujino, now in sixth grade, eventually gives up and quits making manga.

Graduation day arrives, and Fujino is asked to deliver Kyomoto’s graduation certificate to her. Through chance, the two end up coming face to face, and their unexpected meeting will end up having consequences far beyond what either of them could ever predict.

Source: Official Website