Timed towards the Tokyo, japan 2020 Olympic games, the Worldwide Olympic Committee has released Tomorrow’s Leaves, an anime short inspired with this year’s opening ceremony. Studio Ponoc, the studio created by a number of former Studio Ghibli animators, is behind the show.
Directed by Yoshiyuki Momose, noted for his focus on such films as 2019’s Ni No Kuni and also the “Life Ain’t Gonna Lose” Short from 2018’s Modest Heroes anthology, the show features music by composer Takatsugu Muramatsu, noted for his previous collaborations with Ponoc founder Hiromasa Yonebayashi on such films as 2017’s Mary and also the Witch’s Flower and 2014’s When Marnie Was There.
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Rapid concentrates on five children from various islands who travel and meet each other on the mythical isle following the appearance of a mysterious omen of the dying leaf. Because they traverse the island’s treacherous terrain, they compete see how to avoid-hearted games and forge fast-made bonds with each other because they look for a method to return color and existence back around the world.
Rapid, which initially premiered throughout the opening ceremony from the Annecy Festival in June, was commissioned through the Worldwide Olympic Committee, which initially contacted Studio Ponoc about the potential for creating a feature-length anime, based on founder Yoshiaki Nishimura in a job interview with Cartoon Brew in 2019. When Nishimura handed down the thought of creating a feature, the IOC suggested a brief film rather and finally joined into production.
Tomorrow’s Leaves can be obtained to look out for free online and also the Worldwide Olympic Committee’s website.