Animator, Illustrator loundraw Directs Anime Short Film Summer Ghost For Debut This Year
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Animator and illustrator loundraw announced on Friday the details of his previously revealed short theatrical anime film for the multimedia project Project Common. The short film is titled Summer Ghost and it will open in Japan this year. The short film will mark loundraw's directorial debut.
Z-Kai collaborated with the short film for the below "concept movie" titled "Ichibai Chikakute Tooi Hoshi" (The Closest Distant Star). loundraw was the director, producer, character designer, animation director, art director, director of photography, and editor on the short.
Project Common's theme is "to express the true loundraw." The illustrator said last June, "Unchanging at any time, I want to find my steadfast self. This project is a challenge to find the true 'loundraw' with myself and everyone." The project's website includes the English text "real or fake? The way he thinks, the way he draws. These all become 'one.'"
Illustrators and creators from loundraw's Flat Studio, including novelist Tetsuya Sano, are contributing to the project. Reoen, Merrill Macnaut, Tomotaka Wakumoto, asano66, and banishment from the story production team KotsuKotsu are participating.
loundraw drew the original character designs for the Tsukigakirei television anime series, and also provided the original character designs and cover illustration for Yoru Sumino's I Want to Eat Your Pancreas novel. The novel has inspired an anime film using his original character designs.
He also drew the character designs for an animated promotional video based on Yusuke Yamada's Boku wa Robot Goshi no Kimi ni Koi wo Suru (I fall in love with you through a robot) novel. The novel is also getting a full animated film adaptation.