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Kenji Miyazawa's Guskou Budori Remake's Release Date, Staff Listed

posted on by Egan Loo
The second anime film adaptation of the classic story The Life of Guskou Budori (Guskou Budori no Denki) by Kenji Miyazawa (Night on the Galactic Railroad) will open on July 7. The staff is as follows:

Supervisor: Daijirō Amazawa
Script/Storyboard/Director: Gisaburô Sugii
Original Character Design: Hiroshi Masumura
Animation Director: Maisuke Eguchi
Music: Ryōta Komatsu
Production: Tezuka Productions

Kenji Miyazawa's fairy tale follows a young man named Guskou in the Tohoku forests of northeastern Japan in the 1920s. After an onslaught of droughts and natural disasters, Guskou is forced to leave his home and search for a better life elsewhere. Guskou joins a group of scientists at the Ihatov Volcano Department, which deals with the same natural disasters that drove Guskou from his home.

Tezuka Production took over The Life of Guskou Budori after Group TAC, the production company that was originally producing the remake, went bankrupt. As the general manager of Tezuka Productions, Yoshihiro Shimizu said he wanted the company to release the film based on Miyazawa's story because it fits in with Osamu Tezuka's ideals, especially in the theme: "how you actually live your life is more important than your environment." Shimizu also discussed potential plans to help victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake (Higashi Nihon Daishinsai) disaster alongside The Life of Guskou Budori's production.

Source: Anime Anime Japan

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