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'Blue Giant' Anime Movie Announces Main Staff, February 2023 Premiere

by DatRandomDude
Jun 21, 8:20 PM | 20 Comments
The official website of the anime movie adaptation of Shinichi Ishizuka's Blue Giant manga revealed the main staff and a teaser visual on Wednesday. The movie will open in theaters in Japan on February 17, 2023.

Staff
Director: Yuzuru Tachikawa (Mob Psycho 100, Death Parade)
Screenplay: NUMBER 8
Studio: Nut (Youjo Senki, Deca-Dence)
Distribution: Toho Visual Entertainment

The jazz-themed seinen manga ran in Big Comic from May 2013 to August 2016 and was compiled into ten volumes. The Blue Giant Supreme sequel manga began in the same magazine the following month and ended with 11 volumes in April 2020.

Ishizuka launched the third manga in the series, Blue Giant Explorer, in May 2020. Shogakukan published the fifth volume on February 28.

Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the first manga in English in February 2020 and published it in 2-in-1 omnibus volumes. The fifth and final omnibus volume shipped on March 22.

Source: animate Times

20 Comments Recent Comments

Tachikawa means an instant watch. I hope he is able to bring maybe someone like Hayashi for the jazz.

Jun 24, 6:26 PM by Etherius_ZS

The manga is pretty good, and being able to hear the jazz music should only elevate it. Hopefully the film gets even more people to read the manga.

Jun 24, 1:42 PM by malvarez1

Heard the manga's good, I hope the movie does well too.

Jun 23, 7:12 AM by elnino02

bastek66 said:
Kuma said:
in other thread, people keep screaming about lack of originality in anime, but when actually unique anime like this announced, those very same people seems didn't care.

Because they usually action-junkies and Blue Giant is about saxophonist.
and the irony is lost on them when they think somehow action junkies are more original. meanwhile here my boy saxing the moon.

Jun 23, 6:40 AM by Kuma

Kuma said:
in other thread, people keep screaming about lack of originality in anime, but when actually unique anime like this announced, those very same people seems didn't care.

Because they usually action-junkies and Blue Giant is about saxophonist.

Jun 23, 5:48 AM by bastek66

in other thread, people keep screaming about lack of originality in anime, but when actually unique anime like this announced, those very same people seems didn't care.

Jun 22, 4:10 PM by Kuma

They planning to adapt 10 volumes in a single movie? Guess not, maybe a duology or trilogy.

Jun 22, 9:45 AM by Softhenic03

i might watch this just because of the director

Jun 22, 8:27 AM by deg

Great to know the adaptation is in good hand. I feel this could even surpass the manga if the production value aspect is solid.

Jun 22, 8:26 AM by SkyRenderer

Great to know the adaptation is in good hand. I feel this could even surpass the manga if the production value aspect is solid.

Jun 22, 8:26 AM by SkyRenderer

key visual looks beautiful

Jun 22, 6:35 AM by Stacias

Beautiful poster. Will definitely watch this movie.

Jun 22, 1:45 AM by Tsarko

Not gonna lie, that poster has really got me. Gonna have to check this out.

Jun 22, 1:39 AM by Chimerared

Great! I like music and wait for the release!

Hope they will adapt two other mangas from the series too!

Jun 21, 11:08 PM by -Raynor

Whoah, the poster looks dope. Since I'm a music snob, I would definitely check this out.

Jun 21, 8:52 PM by theDEMYSTIFier

Old_School_Akira said:
Is "NUMBER 8" a live action work?
Nah Number 8 is a person, duo, or a group in charge of the script. They worked with Shinichi Ishizuka on both manga sequels.

Jun 21, 8:45 PM by DatRandomDude

Yuzuru Tachikawa for Blue Giant now the chances of great adaptation is pretty high.

Jun 21, 8:42 PM by NoBoDY-5

Is "NUMBER 8" a person?

Jun 21, 8:39 PM by Old_School_Akira

Ah yes Tachikawa Yuzuru. I’m getting hyped.

Jun 21, 8:35 PM by AbelDande

Very good director attached to this

Jun 21, 8:22 PM by Tokoya

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