The main staff for Soundback: Kanade no Ishi and Unmei Sensen Liddell-light, which are fictional anime from the upcoming Anime Supremacy (Haken Anime!) live-action movie adaptation, have been revealed.
As Comic Natalie reports, Soundback: Kanade no Ishi , which is a mecha anime, will be directed by the Okko’s Inn series’ co-director Azuma Tani with character designs from manga artist Eisaku Kubonouchi (Carole and Tuesday original character designer) and mecha designs from Takayuki Yanase (Gundam Build Divers Re:Rise, Expelled From Paradise and Eureka Seven: AO co-mechanical designer).
Meanwhile, Unmei Sensen Liddell-light, which has magical girls, will be directed by ONE PIECE STAMPEDE’s Takafumi Ootsuka with original character designs from Takahiro Kishida (Kageki Shoujo!!, Gleipnir, and Haikyuu!! character designer).
The in-universe directors of Soundback: Kanade no Ishi and Unmei Sensen Liddell-light are Hitomi Saito and Chiharu Oji, who are played by Riho Yoshioka and Tomoya Nakamura respectively.
The Anime Supremacy movie, which will premiere in May in Japan, is based on the novel by Mizuki Tsujimura, who also wrote the plot for all 12 episodes of the fictional anime, including episodes that won’t be featured in the movie. The novel revolves around three women in the anime industry. Right Stuf describes the story as:
Japanese animation—the globally acclaimed, family-friendly theatrical features are the exception rather than the rule for a TV-oriented industry that has been pushed into late-night slots in an era of fragmented audiences. When only three titles among fifty might turn a profit, topping the charts is hardly an overambitious aim.
Yet as three women, a producer, a director, and an animator, survive in a business infamous for its murderous schedules, demoralizing compromises, and incorrigible men, moments of uplift emerge against all odds—and how. More than just a window into an entertainment niche, here’s a kickass ode to work.
Source: Comic Natalie