The state Twitter take into account the feature-length film of Shigeyoshi Tsukahara and Twiflo’s original anime project Kurayukaba announced two more cast people on Friday. Tomoyo Kurosawa will have Tanne, and Yū Serizawa will have Saki.
Employees also announced the “first chapter” from the feature continues to be completed. The feature’s “first chapter,” earlier pilot film, and documentary video from the cast’s dialogue recording sessions will screen in Tokyo’s Cine Libre Ikebukuro theater from August 13 to August 26, together with director Shigeyoshi Tsukahara’s four earlier shorts.
Here is a preview from the screenings:
Professional storyteller Matsunojō Kanda will have the primary character Sōtarō, who pursues the mystery from the mass disappearance within the deep undercover world.
Twin Engine’s official Motion Gallery crowdfunding campaign for that film launched in April 2020, also it aimed to boost 20 million yen (about US$188,000) before its finish in August 2020. The campaign elevated 8,798,500 yen (about US$79,513).
This crowdfunding campaign was meant to fund a movie in excess of 40 minutes long. Shigeyoshi Tsukahara (“The Person Going with the Brocade Portrait,” “Joseito,” “Hashi no Mukou,” SEKAI NO OWARI rock band’s in-concert anime footage and hang design) is making his feature-length directorial debut using the anime at Makaria, and that he can also be credited for that original story and screenplay. Kazunori Minagawa (animation director on Macross Delta, Tokyo, japan Ravens, Yuruyuri, Code Geass: Akito the Exiled) is designing the figures, and Ryo-timo (Yozakura Quartet) is credited as special animator.
Artist maxcaffy is handling CG and becoming director of photography. Pochi manages art setting and also the original backgrounds. The “design works” staff people are Chōta Akatsuki, Keeze, Takeshi Ishikawa, Kazunoko, Kitsuneiro, Kahi, and Shie Nanahara. Akatsuki can also be creating the background music.
The project’s previous crowdfunding campaign that ran from December 2018 to Feb 2019 funded the pilot film. The campaign elevated 6,901,864 yen (about US$63,000) from 397 backers: 276% of their 2,500,000 yen (about US$22,100) goal. The campaign arrived at its 4,000,000 yen (about US$35,300) stretch goal to produce a one-minute video (the initial goal was for any 30-second video).
Twiflo describes the anime:
Our story is placed beneath the top of great metropolis, underneath the district of Ogi-town inside a arena of dreams that floats inside a haze of crimson lignite smoke.
A network of roads stretches away subterranean, concealing bandits at each turn! An armored train snakes with the looming darkness: the steel-clad train Sokore 463 is outfitted having a 75mm mountain gun that may blow a target to smithereens! In command may be the mysterious girl Tanne.
What awaits her and her friends? In the winding alleys of Akegata (beginning) towards the deep undercover realm of Kuragari (dark), a daring adventure unfolds!
The work screened in the 2018 Annecy Worldwide Animated Film Festival in June 2018.
The project’s novella by Ryohgo Narita (Durarara!!, Baccano!) is going to be readily available for individuals who backed the work in the “Rental Shop” tier (12,000 yen, or about US$110). The novel focuses on Kagari, the “garden spinner” girl who works inside a mapping and knowledge service within the labyrinthine and ever-altering capital. She and her friend get involved with a conspiracy.
Sources: Kurayukaba anime’s Twitter account, Comic Natalie