Anime producer Michihiko Suwa will be on hand to share insights
One of the events to look forward to during this weekend's Anime Expo Lite event is a first peek at the Child of Kamiari Month anime film, for which prolific anime producer Michihiko Suwa (Case Closed, City Hunter, Magic Knight Rayearth) will be on hand. Look for a preview of the film along with insights from Suwa, as well as writer Toshinari Shinohe and fellow producer Uko Oshia.
The Child of Kamiari Month event goes down on Saturday, July 3 at 2:45pm PT.
More about the movie:
This is a story of a 12-year-old girl, Kanna, born as a descendant of the Gods. Her family has a mission to deliver offerings from all over Japan to the Gods’ gathering in Izumo. Although Kanna’s mother was to complete the mission, her passing prompted Kanna to finish the task, hoping she could reunite with her dead mother in the Gods’ land at the end of her journey.
What is Kamiari Month?
Japanese people believe that spirits and gods dwell inside various things. There are gods of the water, wood, and even gods that keep us safe from sickness. Every October, thousands of gods leave their places of residence to gather in the Izumo region to have a conference. As such, October is also called Kamiari month - only in the Izumo region - which means the month with gods, and Kannazuki - in every other region - which means the month without gods. Produced by Cretica Universal, the film is slated for international release later this year.
Tickets for Anime Expo Lite programming are 5 bucks a pop, and all proceeds go toward the Hate is a Virus commUNITY Action Fund. The event runs July 2-4 and ticketholders will be able to rewatch content and access additional programming on a VOD basis from July 5-16.
Source: Press release