The Deer King Anime Feature Film Rescheduled For February 2022 in Japan
Film previously postponed due to COVID-19
The official Twitter account and site for The Deer King feature film has announced that the film has been officially rescheduled from its previously scheduled September 10th Japanese premiere date to February 4th, 2022, with a new teaser and key visual to celebrate the new premiere date.
꧁????????.新公開日決定.????????꧂— 映画『鹿の王 ユナと約束の旅』【公式】2月4日全国公開 (@shikanoou_movie) December 5, 2021
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The updated key visual:
||◤ 新ビジュアル解禁◢||— 映画『鹿の王 ユナと約束の旅』【公式】2月4日全国公開 (@shikanoou_movie) December 5, 2021
キービジュアルに注目です#鹿の王 #安藤雅司#ProductionIG #上橋菜穂子 pic.twitter.com/c0zs0zwrmW
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!!) handles the screenplay, Production I.G (Ghost in The Shell, Miss Hokusai) is handling the animation production. The film has been licensed for international release by Anime Limited for the UK and French-speaking Europe, while GKIDS will release the film 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.
SOURCES: Deer King Official Site (JP)