Much anticipated sequel film by Atsuya Uki hits theaters in Japan on June 29, 2019
If you've ever felt the urge to see how the sausage gets made when a single person writes, directs, and animates their own movie, then CENCOROLL CONNECT will soon have you covered, because a special TV program will take viewers behind-the-scenes of the making of the compilation film / sequel to the much beloved 2009 animated short film by Atsuya Uki.
The TV special is hosted by Mizuha Kuraoka and features interviews with cast and crew (such as voice actor Hiro Shimono and writer / director / animator Atsuya Uki) as well as a peek at production materials and other video assets. It will broadcast on Tokyo MX, Tochiga TV, Gunma TV, and BS11 during the 24:30 time slot on July 07, 2019 (actually at 12:30 AM JST on July 08, 2019).
The original Cencoroll short film was released on DVD by Aniplex of America in October of 2009, but this release is now out-of-print. Aniplex of America describes the story of Cencoroll as follows:
A huge monster shows up on the top of a building of an ordinary city, prompting the Defence Forces to go into action and causing the citizens of the city to start an uproar. Yuki, a brave-hearted and naturally inquisitive girl, happens to know a secret. Her friend Tetsu has been keeping and raising a strange creature called Cenco. Instantly becoming fascinated by Tetsu and his pet, a mysterious boy appears with control over the huge monster threatening the town. With that, an unexpected battle begins.
CENCOROLL CONNECT is written, directed, and animated by Atsuya Uki and features music by ryo (supercell) and distribution by Aniplex. The film hits theaters in Japan on June 29, 2019.
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