On-Gaku: Our Sound Anime Film's Trailer Streamed
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The cast includes: (left to right in image above, character name romanizations not confirmed)
- Shintarō Sakamoto as Kenji
- Ren Komai as Aya
- Tomoya Meno as Ōta
- Tateto Serizawa as Asakura
- Kami Hiraiwa as Morita
- Naoto Takenaka as Ōba
The anime film will open in Japan on January 11, 2020.
The film won the Ottawa International Animation Festival's Grand Prize for Feature Animation award in September. The film also competed in the sixth annual New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival in the Featured Animation Competition category earlier this month.
Ohashi launched a crowdfunding campaign on the Makuake website in July 2018 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 in September 2018, and raised 4,129,000 yen (about US$38,166).
Ohashi announced the film project in 2012. Kenji Iwaisawa directed the film. Iwaisawa is known for his animated shorts such as "Fukurai-cho, Tunnel Roji no Otoko," and "Big Boss." Ohashi was 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. The musical unit The Dresscodes (theme song for GANTZ:O film) will perform the theme song for the film.
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.