Komada — A Whisky Family Is P.A.WORKS’ Next “Working Series” Anime

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P.A.WORKS has announced an original anime movie titled Komada — A Whisky Family, which will be part of the 2023 Annecy Contrechamp Feature Film Selection. The new movie is the latest entry in the studio’s “working series” and is set for a November 2023 release in Japan. An international release is “yet to be announced.”

As the title suggests, Komada — A Whisky Family will be set in a whiskey distillery. A trailer providing a brief look at the setting and characters and a visual have been released.

The plot is described as:

“Rui takes over the family business distillery facing imminent doom. They work to rebuild the business by seeking to reproduce the long lost signature whiskey.”

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Masayuki Yoshihara (The Eccentric Family) is directing Komada — A Whisky Family with a script by Yukito Kizawa (Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night) and Muneo Nakamoto (The Irregular at Magic High School: Reminiscence Arc). The movie features character designs and chief animation direction from Kousuke Kawatsura (The Eccentric Family character designer) with original character designs by Tomomi Takada (Skip & Loafer in-between check). Tatsuya Katou (Trigun Stampede) is composing the score.

Meanwhile, the cast includes:

Saori Hayami as Rui Komada
Kenshou Ono as Kotaro Takahashi
Maaya Uchida as Tomoko Kawabata
Yoshimasa Hosoya as Yasumoto

Previous titles in P.A.WORKS’ “working series” include 2011’s Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for Tomorrow (hot-spring inn-themed), 2014’s Shirobako (anime production-themed), 2017’s Sakura Quest (tourism-themed), and 2021’s The Aquatope on White Sand (aquarium-themed).

Source: @PAWORKS_info

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