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Manga 'Look Back' Gets Anime Movie in June 2024

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Production company Avex Pictures opened an official website for an anime movie adaptation of Tatsuki Fujimoto's Look Back manga on Wednesday, revealing the main staff, a teaser visual (pictured), and an announcement promo. The movie is scheduled to open in theaters in Japan on June 28.

Kiyotaka Oshiyama (Flip Flappers) is directing the anime movie at Studio Durian. He is also penning the script and designing the characters.

Fujimoto published the one-shot manga on the Shounen Jump+ website in July 2021. Shueisha published the manga in a single volume in September that year.

VIZ Media licensed the manga in English under its VIZ Signature imprint in February 2022 and released the volume in September that year. Shueisha's Manga Plus platform also published the one-shot in English.

Look Back placed first in the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2022 rankings in the Male Readers category. The manga was also nominated for the Manga Taisho Awards in 2022.

Synopsis
Fourth-grader Ayumu Fujino regularly draws four-panel manga for her school newspaper and is lauded as having the best artwork in her class. One day, she is asked by her teacher to turn over one of her manga slots in the school newspaper to a truant student named Kyomoto. When Kyomoto's manga pops up alongside Fujino's, it receives high praises for its detailed artwork, making Fujino furiously jealous.

Refusing to be beaten by someone who barely attends school, Fujino devotes herself to learning to create manga. As time goes on though, her goal of outshining Kyomoto seems to only get further and further away, and Fujino, now in sixth grade, eventually gives up and quits making manga.

Graduation day arrives, and Fujino is asked to deliver Kyomoto's graduation certificate to her. Through chance, the two end up coming face to face, and their unexpected meeting will end up having consequences far beyond what either of them could ever predict. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Announcement


Official site: https://lookback-anime.com
Official X (Twitter): @lookback_anime

Source: Oricon News

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VindstotFeb 13, 3:42 PM
STOP SLEEPING ON ODD TAXI

Feb 13, 7:48 AM
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rip to those that said mappa will do this since the mappa ceo said he likes to do all manga of fujimoto into anime
Feb 13, 7:51 AM
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Inb4 he solo animates the entire thing.

Now release Shishigari.
Feb 13, 8:02 AM
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Seems like it's interesting so I'll watch it.
Feb 13, 8:05 AM
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Can't wait to cry again 🥲
Feb 13, 8:14 AM
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Hopefully the adaptation will be good.
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Yooo that’s great, Fujimoto’s one-shots are awesome so I’m glad this one’s getting animated. Hope this paves the way for a Goodbye Eri adaptation someday.
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Feb 13, 8:23 AM
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Even his one shots are getting adaptation. Wow.
Feb 13, 8:24 AM
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fujimoto should have never published this, they should adapt fire punch.
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Esto si que es una sorpresa.
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It's being filmed at DURIAN studios. Directed by Kiyotaka Oshiyama, who designed the devils on Chainsaw Man. At this rate, Sayonara Eri with Fire Punch will also get an adaptation, I'm looking forward to it!

However, Fujimoto was lucky to have two adaptations in one year!
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Wow never thought this one shot would get a movie.
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Wow never thought this one shot would get a movie.
@Stardew Well, this is the third time in the last couple of years that side works from popular authors have been adapted.
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OMG YEEEEEESSSSSS
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OMG YEEEEEESSSSSS
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OMG YEEEEEESSSSSS
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WE ARE EATING GOOD... SO WE SHALL PATIENTLY WAIT AS WELL. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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Movie of the year 👏
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LET’S FUCKING GOOOO, HOPING FOR A GOOD ADAPTATION



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Great news. But I wonder if there's enough material here for a theatrical release.. It should run 70 minutes at the very least, right?

I really hope they don't add unnecessary scenes or drag them out. I liked how "clean" the story felt, in terms of detail and pacing.

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I've just reread the manga, and I'm somewhat looking forward to watching it animated.

It's a bittersweet sad short good story,
but I'd be excited about some of his first one-shots being animated instead.

Unfortunately, I'm in the minority,
but in my opinion, some of the concept, plot, and potential of some of those one-shots are greater than his manga, i.e. Fire Punch and Chainsaw Man which are overrated with flaws.

Even Goodbye Eri, which is a bit ridiculous with an odd ending if I remember, but more intriguing than Look Back.
Although, Look Back is great as it is for its own charm of simplicity.

Regardless, I'm looking forward to it.
Funny, I think this is this studio's very first anime,
while Mappa who I don't know if their adaptation was successful, hasn't adapted any of his one-shots like they claimed they would, yet.
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This was great. But Fire Punch and Goodbye Eri is the best of fujimoto so hopefully those get adapted as well.
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Hell yeah lets goooo!!!!
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the second I've read the manga was made by Fujimoto I started hyper-ventilating (in a positive way of course)
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I enjoyed the manga; it deserves to be a movie.
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