Anime & Manga News

'Force of Will the Movie' Animation Project Announced for 2018

by arsonal
Jun 13, 2:26 AM | 20 Comments
An omnibus movie project based on the Force of Will trading card game was announced on Monday at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France. The project titled Force of Will the Movie will be composed of six 15-minute shorts to be released in 2018.

Force of Will the Movie, which involves creators from Taiwan and Thailand, is billed as the "first phase" of a larger animation project which will be revealed at a later date. The original fantasy trading card game was first launched in 2012 in Japan and is also distributed worldwide by official vendors in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Director: Shuuhei Morita (Tokyo Ghoul)
Character Design: Tatsuyuki Tanaka (Buki yo Saraba)
Producer: Shigetaka Mochizuki
Assistant Producer: Maiko Aida
Studio: Yamato Works

Monkey King
Director: Yuuichirou Hayashi (Garo: Honoo no Kokuin)
CG Director: Makoto Kanemoto (Garo: Honoo no Kokuin)
Character Design: Hidetaka Tenjin (Mechanical Art, Macross F)
Producer: Shigetaka Mochizuki
Assistant Producer: Maiko Aida
Studio: TWR Entertainment

Director: Shinya Sugai (CG Director, Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis)
Character Design: Hidekazu Shimamura (Hachimitsu to Clover)
Mechanical Design: Takayuki Yanase (Comet Lucifer)
Producer: Shigetaka Mochizuki
Assistant Producer: Maiko Aida
Studio: Sublimation

Director: Kouta Morie (CG Animation, Koi☆Sento)
Producer: Shigetaka Mochizuki
Assistant Producer: Maiko Aida

Raam: The Bridge to Lanka
Director: Veerapatra Jinanavin
Script: Sornperes Subsermsri
Character Design: Chakrit Nonkome
Producer: Panida Dheva-aksorn, Takeshi Hirata, Shuuhei Kumamoto
Assistant Producer: Juthathip Niramonpisan, Yuka Matsushita
Studio: RiFF Studio

Director, Character Design: Makiko Suzuki (Key Animation, Karigurashi no Arrietty)
Studio: GranSky Studios

Official site:

Source: 4Gamer

20 Comments Recent Comments

Several studios are working on one project! Hope that some studio don't go bankrupt this time...sob sob

Jun 25, 5:42 AM by ani147

Selesnija said:
Expected MTG anime, was disappointed

Force of Will is a MTG clone so you are not that far off.

Jun 13, 10:37 PM by wakka9ca

The card game itself is pretty good , so will check it out.

Jun 13, 12:06 PM by PantsuPillow

It's a great news for me, I am a huge fan.

Jun 13, 12:00 PM by CW2013

Sounds really weird

Jun 13, 9:11 AM by HaXXspetten

will give it a shot!

Jun 13, 9:01 AM by jeongyeon

The movie is the first step of a bigger animation project.
Good luck to them, they need it since the card game has faded alot.

Jun 13, 8:42 AM by ichii_1

>> Mechanical Design: Takayuki Yanase (Comet Lucifer)
>> Character Design: Hidetaka Tenjin (Mechanical Art, Macross F)

Humm...... interest
Add to PTW

Jun 13, 7:43 AM by Shunaria

Let me guess, Pinocchio is decked out with guns, like some sort of robot, isn't he?

Jun 13, 6:26 AM by ReaperCreeper

Expected MTG anime, was disappointed

Jun 13, 5:38 AM by Selesnija

I think its at least work checking out

Jun 13, 5:34 AM by BevBoy

more like Forcing People To Work On Shit Against Their Will

Jun 13, 5:25 AM by zetsu_shoren

more like force of weeb

Jun 13, 5:08 AM by Valkqt

I hope this is alternate story of Fairy Tales instead of commercial bullshit.

Jun 13, 4:10 AM by CyberZeta

> Looks at the artwork
Looks dope

> reads trading card game

Jun 13, 3:45 AM by tsudecimo

Apparently all of this will be done in 3DCG.
Will check out.

Jun 13, 3:29 AM by NaturalPerm

Director: Shuuhei Morita (Tokyo Ghoul)

I'm not looking forward to this

Jun 13, 3:13 AM by Comic_Sans

> Monkey King

This is the one that I'm most interested in. Key visual looks neat but 2018? That's going to be a long wait.

Jun 13, 3:09 AM by Stark700

Never heard of the studio before. This could go either way really.

Jun 13, 2:43 AM by Crashmatt

Hopefully this works out. It did for Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis.

Jun 13, 2:36 AM by daAmazinFatB0y