Force of Will Anime Film's 1st Trailer Previews Cthulu-based Short 'L.S'

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Shuhei Morita directs short at Yamato Works

The official YouTube channel for Force of Will the Movie, the anime film adaptation of the Force of Will trading card game, began streaming the first trailer for the film on Sunday. The trailer focuses on "L.S," the Cthulu myth-based short that will appear in the film.

The staff describes the "L.S" short as follows:

« My nightmares will spread around the whole world...... »

Fiction and reality seen by a young girl haunted by « Word ». An evil giant who threatens the world, extraordinary creatures, and the “word battle” of a charming girl. Birth of an unprecedented mysterious dark fantasy.

The full list of the six shorts that will appear in the film and their respective staff members include:

A Cthulhu mythology-based short
Director: Shuhei Morita (Tokyo Ghoul, Possessions)
Character Design: Tatsuyuki Tanaka (Tojin Kit, Buki yo Saraba)
Producer: Shigetaka Mochizuki
Assistant Producer: Maiko Aida
Studio: Yamato Works

Monkey King
A Journey to the West-inspired short
Director: Yuichiro Hayashi (Garo the Animation, Garo: Divine Flame)
CG Director: Makoto Kanemoto (Garo the Animation)
Character Design: Hidetaka Tenjin (mechanical art for Macross Zero, Aquarion Evol, Macross Frontier)
Producer: Shigetaka Mochizuki
Assistant Producer: Maiko Aida
Studio: TWR Entertainment

A zombie-themed short
Director: Shin'ya Sugai (CGI director for Gatchaman Crowds insight, Rage of Bahamut Genesis)
Character Design: Hidekazu Shimamura (Chaos;HEAd, Nodame Cantabile)
Mechanical Design: Takayuki Yanase (Mobile Suit Gundam 00, EUREKA SEVEN AO, Valvrave the Liberator)
Producer: Shigetaka Mochizuki
Assistant Producer: Maiko Aida
Studio: Sublimation

A short based on the classic Pinocchio story
Director, Scriptwriter, CG Director: Kohta Morie (CG Animation, Koi☆Sento)
Producer: Shigetaka Mochizuki
Assistant Producer: Maiko Aida

Raam: The Bridge to Lanka
A short based on the Ramayana
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

An original fairy tale story with a parent and child
Director, Character Design: Makiko Suzuki (key animation for Arrietty)
Studio: GranSky Studios

Force of Will the Movie will be an omnibus film containing six different anime shorts telling different stories based on the concept of the trading card game. Each short will be approximately 15 minutes long. The film will open in 2018.

Force of Will Inc. launched the trading card game in Japan in October 2012. The game is available in English, and several online manga adaptations and short stories are also available in English.

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