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Hiroyuki Ohashi's On-Gaku: Our Sound Anime Film Reveals January Debut, Teaser Visual

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Kenji Iwaisawa directs film about delinquents who start rock band

The official website for the anime film adaptation of Hiroyuki Ohashi's "ON-GAKU" manga revealed on Sunday that the film will open in Japan in January 2020. The site also revealed a new teaser visual for the film, and several screenshots. The teaser visual features the film's title as ON-GAKU: Our Sound.

Ohashi had launched a crowdfunding campaign on the Makuake website last July for the film. The campaign sought to raise 3.5 million yen (about US$31,000) to finish and edit the film by this year. The campaign ended on September 28, and raised 4,129,000 yen (about US$38,166).

Ohashi announced the film project in 2012. Kenji Iwaisawa is directing the film. Iwaisawa is previously known for his animated shorts such as "Fukurai-cho, Tunnel Roji no Otoko," and "Big Boss." Ohashi is responsible for the work's character designs and for overall supervision. Rock 'n' Roll Mountain will distribute the film, with distribution cooperation by Arc Films.

Ohashi originally self-published "ON-GAKU" in 2005, and it tells the story of young delinquents who decide to start a rock band despite never having touched instruments before. Ohta Publishing later printed the manga in its 2009 ON-GAKU to Manga collection of Ohashi's work.

Ohashi's manga short story series City Lights previously inspired a live-action film adaptation titled Chōnōryoku Kenkyū-bu no 3-nin (ESP Research Club's 3 Members) in December 2014.

Source: ON-GAKU film's website, Comic Natalie

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