TOHO Animation has released the official trailer for its new Music Films anime shorts anthology. Part of the company’s 10th anniversary celebrations, the series of five shorts which pair celebrated animators with hit music acts will premiere daily at 6 p.m. JST (5 a.m. ET / 2 a.m. PT) starting Monday, March 20, on the TOHO Animation YouTube channel.
Films and participating artists are, in order of release:
- March 20 – Tentai Kansoku (Stargazing) | Directed by loundraw (Summer Ghost) X Music by BUMP OF CHICKEN, song title “Stargazing” | Animation by Flat Studio
- March 21 – Himitsu no Hana no Niwa (Secret Flower Garden) | Namiko Ishidate (animation director, A Whisker Away) X Ryokuoushoku Shakai “White Rabbit” NEW
- March 22 – Neko to Wakai se na (Reconcile with Cats) | Mizuki Ito (animation director, Attack on Titan The Final Season) X Hentai Shinshi Club “Cicada” NEW
- March 23 – Detarame na Sekai no Melodrama (The Melodrama of the Rubbish World) | China (Encouragement of Climb) X Creep Hype “Rinto” | TOHO Animation Studio
- March 24 – COLORs | Dir. Tetsuro Araki (Bubble, Attack on Titan, Death Note), character designer Mai Yoneyama (Smile of the Arsnotoria, FLCL Progressive) X SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:Hata Motohiro “COLORs” | WIT Studio
TOHO Animation will also showcase the shorts at its booth at the AnimeJapan convention, taking place March 25-26 at Tokyo Big Sight. Track the company’s first decade celebrations at tohoanimation.jp/10thanniversary.
[Source: TOHO Animation YT via Anime News Network]