New York Anime Fest to Host Cencoroll's U.S. Premiere
posted on by Egan Loo
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