Shinichi Ishizuka’s BLUE GIANT jazz manga is getting an anime movie, which will release in Japan in 2022.
BLUE GIANT ran from 2013 to 2016. It was later followed up by BLUE GIANT SUPREME in 2016 and BLUE GIANT EXPLORER in 2020, with the latter still ongoing with three tankōbon volumes as of June 2021. The series has printed over 7.7 million copies.
Seven Seas Entertainment describes the manga as:
The award-winning manga of one young man’s journey to become the greatest saxophone player in the world.
Dai lived a normal high school life in Sendai: a city of hot summer days and rainy nights. Between basketball, part time jobs, and an uncertain future, something was missing. And that thing was music. With his days in senior year running out, Dai swears a heartfelt vow: “I’m gonna be the best jazz player in the world.”
But what do you need to be the best? Talent? Effort? A lucky break? Or maybe just a deep, pure love for music, and too much stubbornness to know when to quit.
Winner of The Shogakukan Manga Award and the Japan Media Arts Festival Grand Prize for Manga!
Source: TOHO animation Twitter