Deemo Rhythm Game Inspires Anime Film by Signal.MD, Production I.G
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Rayark Games announced during its Anime NYC panel on Friday that the company's Deemo game is inspiring an anime film. The film is "expected to wrap up" in 2020. Sister studios Signal.MD and Production I.G are producing the film.
Jun'ichi Fujisaku is credited as executive director for the film, with Shūhei Matsushita credited as director, and Yoshihiro Hiramine credited as assistant director. Fujisaku is also penning the script alongside Bun'Ō Fujisawa, and Mebachi is designing the characters. Yuki Kajiura is composing the film's theme song. Pony Canyon is producing.
The other staff members include:
- Image boards: Yoshitsugi Yoshida
- Art Director: Hiromasa Ogura
- Art Setting: Taiyō Yoshida
- Color Design: Yumiko Katayama
- CG Animation Director: Hiroshi Suzuki
- Modeling Supervisor: Shunsuke Imaizumi
- CG: Bros Inc.
- Technical Director: Kōichirō Tamura
- Photography/Grading: Hisashi Ezura, Teru Saitou
- Editing: Yoshinori Murakami
- Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
- Sound Design: Magic Capsule
Deemo debuted as an iOS and Android smartphone game in 2013. Rayark Games later released the game on the PlayStation Vita in Japan in 2015 with the title Deemo: Last Recital. PM Studios and Rising Star Games released the game on PS Vita in North America and Europe, respectively, in May 2017. The game received a release on the Nintendo Switch worldwide in September 2017. Deemo -Reborn-, a new version of the game compatible with virtual reality devices, will debut on November 21.
Rayark Games describes the game:
A girl who fell from the skies and lost her past Deemo who plays the piano all alone in the world of the treehouse an accidental encounter between the two.
The music flows as the fingers hit the piano keys. The start of a fairytale journey has begun...
'Before turning to leave, don't forget to say one last goodbye.'