The Deer King Anime Film Promo Highlights milet's Theme Song
Preview "One Reason" ahead of the film's premiere
Singer-songwriter milet was announced as the theme song artist for The Deer King anime film last month, and now we have a new trailer previewing the main theme "One Reason." Check it out along with more footage from the stunning movie below.
Acclaimed animator Masashi Ando (Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away animation director, Your Name. character designer/animation director) makes his directorial debut, alongside co-director Masayuki Miyaji (Fusé: Memoirs of the Hunter Girl). Taku Kishimoto (Haikyu!!) provides a screenplay, Production I.G (Ghost in The Shell, Miss Hokusai) works on anime production.
The film will be released in Japanese theaters on September 10th, after a year long delay. The film has been licensed for international release by Anime Limited for the UK and French-speaking Europe, while GKIDS will release the film later this year in the US and describes the film:
In the years following a vicious war, the Empire of Zol now controls the land and citizens of rival Aquafa – except for Aquafa's Fire Horse Territory, where wild dogs that once carried the deadly Black Wolf Fever continue to roam free. When a pack of dogs race through a Zol-controlled mine, Van, an enslaved former soldier, and a young girl named Yuna are both bitten, but manage to escape as the sole survivors of the attack. Finally free, Van and Yuna seek out a simple, peaceful existence in the countryside. But as the deadly disease once again runs rampant, they find themselves at the crossroads of a struggle much larger than any one nation.
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