Maiden Japan Licenses Tibetan Dog Anime Film for Streaming

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Coming-of-age story centers on Tibetan boy, golden guard dog

Section23 Films label Maiden Japan announced on March 13 that it has licensed the Tibetan Dog anime film. The company plans to stream the anime.

Maiden Japan describes the film's coming-of-age story:

After the death of his mother, Tenzin decides to leave his town to live with his father in the grasslands of Tibet. In a new place, with new people and while learning to become a sheepherder, Tenzin will find help in the most unexpected way, through a golden Tibetan guard dog which will change his life forever by becoming his greatest friend.

The anime is a Japanese/Chinese joint production directed by Masayuki Kojima (Monster, Made in Abyss) at the anime Studio Madhouse. Shigeru Fujita (Monster) adapted the original character designs, created by Monster and 20th Century Boys manga creator Naoki Urasawa, for animation.

The film premiered in Japan in 2011. It screened at France's Annecy International Animation Film Festival in 2011 and at Ontario's Waterloo Festival of Animated Cinema in 2012.

Thanks to Rukiia for the news tip.

This article has a follow-up: Maiden Japan to Release Tibetan Dog Anime Film on Home Video With English Dub (2018-03-22 15:30)
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