Blue Giant

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: BLUE GIANT


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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 17, 2023
Licensors: GKIDS
Studios: Nut
Source: Manga
Theme: MusicMusic
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 1 hr. 59 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.371 (scored by 63686,368 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2052
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4481
Members: 24,102
Favorites: 199

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Synopsis

"I will definitely become the world's best Jazz player!"

Blue Giant follows Dai Miyamoto, who is a member of the basketball club. While attending junior high school one day, a friend takes him to a live jazz performance, which inspires him deeply. Thereafter, he begins practicing the tenor saxophone by himself, without the ability to read sheet music.

Rain or shine, day or night, Dai continues to practice. During his first performance, he is criticized by the audience, however, Dai passionately blows away at his saxophone. A tale of reaching his goal recklessly and sincerely begins.

(Source: MAL News)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Mochizuki

Supporting
Takahashi, Shinya
Japanese

Akiko

Supporting
Kinoshita, Sayaka
Japanese

Uchiyama

Supporting
Shinomiya, Gou
Japanese

Kawakita

Supporting
Aoyama, Yutaka
Japanese

Miyamoto, Ayaka

Supporting
Suda, Mirei
Japanese

Staff

Tachikawa, Yuzuru
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Zhou, Haosong
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Hirose, Kiyoshi
Episode Director, Editing
Kimura, Satoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation


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Reviews

Apr 16, 2023
Blue Giant has just set the standard for music Anime.

Post high-school, a lot of us feel lost in life, not knowing what to work on or aim for in the future. Many keep studying at Uni even when it's dull and boring because people assure you that 'you'll have a good future'. BG blows this fear and uncertainty away and illustrates an amazing adventure the band JASS advances through to reach for their ultimate goal.

Protagonist Dai in particular is very ambitious and commits himself to become a musician, leaving his hometown Sendai to walk down a treacherous path to make it big at the ...
Nov 23, 2023
From the perspective of a professional jazz musician,

Jazz has been a part of my life for the better part of 8 years now and no piece of media, art or animation has ever captured the passion nor love that I have for jazz more than this movie. I watched it on the plane ride to Japan …. AND the plane ride back. This was because on the way there I didn't have an adapter for my nicer headphones so I had to use the provided one. Thus, to me, nothing was more logical than watching the movie properly again on the way back. It's that ...
Oct 10, 2023
Blue Giant had an impossible task set before it: adapting 10 volumes of music manga into a single film, including multiple climactic performances.

The foundation of that had to be good music, and Blue Giant’s is universally fantastic. The players here had a uniquely difficult job, they didn’t just have to play well, they had to act with their instruments. Their performances wonderfully capture the emotions of the characters, and their level of experience. The drummer did a particularly good job, replicating the play of a developing amateur. You can feel the characters’ passion in their instruments; even as they struggle to articulate their feelings towards ...

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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Blue Giant Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 )
kayune_ - Feb 17, 2023
54 repliesby Gallardo00 »»
Apr 2, 3:08 PM
Streaming date???
TheRealRouges - Mar 25
9 repliesby TheRealRouges »»
Mar 26, 1:56 AM
Coming to Theatres (India)
Aryu1410 - Mar 5
0 repliesby Aryu1410 »»
Mar 5, 11:58 PM
Kinda unfair that the best anime of 2023 doesn't get any attention
AnimeIs4Kidz - Dec 31, 2023
7 repliesby TRC_Randy »»
Feb 16, 5:21 PM
How far will the movie cover?
DrOctavius99 - Oct 1, 2023
8 repliesby luca14t »»
Dec 23, 2023 2:36 PM