"Godzilla Monster Planet" Koubun Shizuno to Direct Co-Production Anime Film by Toei Animation and Saudi Arabia's Manga Productions
100-minute film is scheduled to be released in Japan, Saudi Arabia and worldwide.
Saudi Arabia's animation and game developing company Manga Productions announced today that its upcoming yet-titled anime feature film is directed by Koubun Shizuno (Detective Conan, Godzilla Monster Planet) on a screenplay by Atsuhiro Tomioka (Pokémon, Inazuma Eleven). This is their second collaboration work with Japan's Toei Animation.
The two company revealed their collaboration project at "Misk Global Forum" held in Riyadhin November 2017.
The project's first work The Woodcutter's Treasure is already completed and will be aired in the Arab world and
Japan in near future.
The production teams in Saudi Arabia and Japan are now developing a story for the film, and its location hunting
will be held in Saudi Arabia. The length of the film is expected to be 100 minutes.
Director Kobun Shizuno:
"Currently, Manga Productions and Toei Animation are diligently working on the production of a splendid
animated film. This movie contains different level of expressions and art styles than what I have delivered
in my career until now. Even the scenario and the music have been designed and composed to surprise
everyone, so I really hope you will get the chance to watch and enjoy it."
Scriptwriter Atsuhiro Tomioka:
"Both Mr. Shizuno and I endeavor to achieve innovative and radically new visual art style and storyline
expressions. I am fully confident that we will deliver you a very exciting story and film experience which
we hope that you look forward to it."
Dr. Bukhary Essam, CEO of Manga Productions:
"I am very delighted to have this opportunity to initiate this collaboration with Director Shizuno and Mr.
Tomioka. Local artists and talents from Saudi Arabia will join the production team in Toei animation to
create this movie. This collaboration work between the two countries is an important milestone in the
history of the creative contents industry in Saudi Arabia. We look forward to learning and transferring
the technology and knowhow from the leading Japanese filmmakers."
"The Woodcutter's Treasure" teaser
Source: Manga Productions press release