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Trailer: KyoAni Aims for August Release of ‘Tsurune’ Movie

Tsurune the Movie -Hajimari no Issha-
Tsurune the Movie -Hajimari no Issha-

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Trailer: KyoAni Aims for August Release of ‘Tsurune’ Movie

Kyoto Animation let fly with a new trailer and official key art for its Tsurune feature film, based on the popular archery team anime series. The studio announced via Twitter that the movie will arrive in Japanese theaters on August 19 with the full title Tsurune the Movie -Hajimari no Issha- (translated as “The Starting Shot”). Additional key creatives on the project were also revealed.

Director Takuya Yamamura, whose TV credits also include Violet Evergarden, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid and Sound! Euphonium, is writing the script for the movie, supervised by series head writer Michiko Yokote (Okko’s Inn, Tribe Nine). Masaru Yokoyama (Her Blue Sky, Fruits Basket) is composing the music, taking over from the show’s composer, Japan Academy Prize winner Harumi Fuuki. The Tsurune animation crew are tackling the film, including character designer Miku Kadowaki (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, Beyond the Boundary).

Tsurune aired on NHK in Japan in 2018 and 2019, streaming on Crunchyroll worldwide as episodes rolled out. The show centers on Narumiya Minato, a new high school student who is invited to join the archery club. While his two childhood friends eagerly sign up, Minato is hesitant. Because Minato is a rare student with archery experience, the club’s advisor Tommy-sensei demands a demonstration … When Minato’s arrow misses the target, it is revealed he has developed an archery “dysfunction.”

Kyoto Animation is an animation studio and light novel publishing house based in Uji, Kyoto. Founded in 1981 by President Hideaki Hatt and VP Yoko Hatta, the studio has produced hit anime franchises including K-On!, Sound! Euphonium, Free!, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid and Violet Evergarden, as well as the award-winning feature film A Silent Voice.

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[Source: Tsurune Official Twitter via Crunchyroll]

 

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