San Diego Comic-Con Lists Sound & Fury Anime Film by Takashi Okazaki, Junpei Mizusaki
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The official website for Comic Con International: San Diego revealed last week in its panel schedule listings that Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai) and Junpei Mizusaki (Batman Ninja) are teaming up to work on a new anime film titled Sound and Fury. The duo are working on the film alongside Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson.
The panel listing states that the film "merges American rock music with anime." The panelists will debut the film's first 90-second trailer at the panel. The panel will be held on July 20 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. PDT.
Aside from drawing the original Afro Samurai manga and working on the television series and Afro Samurai: Resurrection film, Takashi Okazaki also worked as a character designer on Batman Ninja, Summer Wars, and Garo -Vanishing Line-. Junpei Mizusaki directed Batman Ninja, and has also worked as an opening animation producer for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Battle in Egypt Arc. He also served as the executive producer on the Pop Team Epic television anime series.