Masashi Ando (The Deer King) serves as animation director
CONTRAIL, an animation production company based in Tokyo, has released the second production preview video for director Sunao Katabuchi's (Black Lagoon, In This Corner of the World) yet-titled latest anime film. The clip shows the film's black-and-white storyboards and scenes from its production site.
The film will be produced by Katabuchi's animation production company, CONTRAIL, with Chie Uratani (Hijikata Toshizo: Shiro no Kiseki) as assistant director, Masashi Ando (The Deer King) as animation director, and Toshiharu Mizutani (AKIRA) as art director. The character designer will be announced at a later date. Contrail is now hiring for experienced in-between animators, and this video is posted in conjunction with the recruitment call.
Katabushi says, "The path taken by Sei Shonagon and others is not a bright one, and the world around them is steep and harsh. What lies beyond these images? We would like to create it from now on." Sei Shonagon (966-1025) was a Japanese author and poet during the middle Heian period, the author of Makura no Soushi (The Pillow Book), one of the representative works of Heian literature.
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Sources: CONTRAIL press release
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