The original anime film is scheduled to be released in Japan in Fall 2021
The original anime film inspired by the mythology of the old Izumo region, Child of Kamiari Month, released a new visual today featuring the two lead characters of the film. The LIDEN FILMS-produced movie is scheduled to be released in Fall 2021 and has its direction helmed by the assistant animation director of Children of the Sea, Takana Shirai.
The film's story focuses on Kanna, a girl who can no longer face her beloved "running" after her mother's passing. One day, a rabbit named Shiro, who is a shinshi (a messenger of gods), and a boy named Yasha, an oni (ogre) boy, appear at her. Kanna crosses the boundary between people and gods and is invited into Izumo.
The film is based on Kamiarizuki (the month when there are gods), which is another name for October in the lunar calendar in the old Izumo region (now Shimane prefecture). The tale is inspired by the mythology that gods from all over Japan gather at the Izumo Taisha Shrine during Kamiarizauki. In the other areas in Japan, it is called Kannazuki (the month when there are no gods).
Previously released trailer:
Takana Shirai (assistant animation director of Children of the Sea), who has a grandmother born in Shimane, serves as the director of Child of Kamiari Month, along with animation producer Tetsuro Satomi (Ninja Batman), storyboards by Tomomi Mochizuki (Ocean Waves), and character designers from Haruka Sagawa (Happy-Go-Lucky Days). Child of Kamiari Month is scheduled to open in Japanese theaters in Fall 2021.
Source: Comic Natalie
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