Blue Giant Anime Film Reveals New Trailer, Visual

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

The upcoming anime film adaptation of the jazz-themed Blue Giant manga has received a full-length trailer and poster visual. The movie is set to open in Japanese theaters on February 17.

The main cast members were announced as well, including Yuuki Yamada as Dai Miyamoto, Shoutarou Mamiya as Yukinori Sawabe, and Amane Okayama as Junji Tamada.

The Blue Giant manga, written and drawn by Shinichi Ishizuka, 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 seven tankoubon volumes as of October 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!

Yuzuru Tachikawa (Mob Psycho 100 III chief director, Mob Pyscho 100 and Mob Pyscho 100 II director) is directing Blue Giant at NUT with a script by NUMBER 8 and music composed by pianist Hiromi Uehara

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

Newly revealed staff include Yuuichi Takahashi (Vivy -Fluorite Eye’s Song-) as character designer and chief animation director, Toshiyuki Komaru (Parasyte sub-character designer) and Takao Maki (Kageki Shoujo co-sub character designer) as main animators, Satoru Hirayanagi (Immoral Guild) as art director, Yoshinori Horikawa (Back Arrow) as color designer, Kasumi Tougou (Burn the Witch) as photography director, and Masato Takahashi (Pompo the Cinephile) as 3DCGI director. Shuu Hiromatsu (Chainsaw Man Ending 5 director et al), Satoshi Kimura (Deca-Dence opening director), Kiyoshi Hirose (Inu-Oh editor), and Yuzuru Tachikawa (Deca-Dence director) are directing the live performances in the film.

Source: Blue Giant website

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