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New York Anime Fest to Host Cencoroll's U.S. Premiere

posted on by Egan Loo
Sci-fi anime directed, written by Atsuya Uki; also screened in Canada, Japan

The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) has announced that it will host the United States premiere of Atsuya Uki's Cencoroll science-fiction anime film during the September 25-27 event. Cencoroll's story begins when a giant monster sends a town's citizens into a panic — except for a girl named Yuki and her schoolmate Tetsu. Tetsu happens to have his own strange creature named Cenco as a pet. Another boy named Shū controls the monster threatening the town, and the stage is set for a battle.

According to the sponsor Aniplex, Uki directed, wrote, designed, and animated the 30-minute film himself. The 2009 film is based on Uki and Anime Innovation Tokyo's earlier 2007 Cencoroll short, which NYAF also screened that year. The new 30-minute version had its world premiere at Canada's Fantasia 2009 festival on July 28, and it will open in Japan on August 22.

Image © Atsuya Uki/Aniplex

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