Blue Giant Anime Now Coming in February 2023, Teaser Visual Released

(c)2023 映画「BLUE GIANT」製作委員会 (c)2013 石塚真一/小学館

The Blue Giant anime movie has received a new release date of February 17, 2023 and a teaser visual. It was first announced with a 2022 release date.

Some staff details were also revealed. Yuzuru Tachikawa (Mob Psycho 100 III chief director, Mob Pyscho 100 and Mob Pyscho 100 II director) is directing the jazz film with a script by NUMBER 8. NUT is producing the movie.

(c)2023 映画「BLUE GIANT」製作委員会 (c)2013 石塚真一/小学館

Blue Giant is based on the manga by Shinichi Ishizuka, which 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 five tankoubon volumes as of February 2022. All three titles are published by Shogakugan and were/are serialized in Big Comic.

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: Comic Natalie

Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, so he spent a few years, starting from his college days, doing so. He still likes video games, but now focuses on writing anime-related news content and the occasional review for Anime Trending. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese, both out of interest in the language and because English-translated light novels and manga are expensive.
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