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Sunao Katabuchi Unveils The Mourning Children Film’s Pilot Video, Staff at KyoMAF


The staff of the Kyoto International Manga and Anime Fair revealed on Friday that the event’s panel for Sunao Katabuchi‘s new feature-length anime film () will show the pilot video for the film, and will also reveal more of the film’s staff.

The event will take place on September 16 to 17.

Katabuchi began developing the project in 2017. The story is set in Kyoto during the 10th century “when The Pillow Book was written” by real-life literary figure Sei Shōnagon.

A previous video for the film teased that the film’s story will feature an epidemic, and teased that Sei Shōnagon will be a character in the film, alongside character names such as Koretada, Tokinaka, Chikatada, and Takaie.

Chie Uratani (, , ) is serving as directing assistant (translated as co-director in a previous video), and Masashi Ando (, ) is the chief animation director. Toshiharu Mizutani (, , , ) is directing the art.

Contrail, the anime studio that Katabuchi established in September 2019, is producing the film. MAPPA‘s Manabu Ohtsuka is Contrail’s representative director, and Katabuchi is a board member. The company is located in Tokyo’s Suginami ward.

Katabuchi has directed such anime as , , , , , and . He wrote the screenplay and directed the critically acclaimed film, which opened in November 2016. The extended version of the film, , opened in Japan in December 2019.

Source: Comic Natalie



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