Kemono Friends/Hentatsu Director TATSUKI Offers His 1st Theatrical Film in 2023
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Director TATSUKI's Hentatsu anime special ended on Friday with a teaser for TATSUKI's latest work. According to the teaser, TATSUKI will release his first original theatrical anime film with the production company Aniplex and the studio irodori tentatively in 2023.
TATSUKI directed the first season of the Kemono Friends television anime series at the studio Yaoyorozu. He then directed the Kemurikusa anime series at the same studio. Kemurikusa premiered in January 2019 and had 12 episodes.
The television anime version of director TATSUKI and irodori's Hentatsu project premiered in Japan in January 2020 and ran for 12 episodes. TATSUKI confirmed after the 12th episode that he was making a new project. He then teased an image of two characters on Twitter in June.
TATSUKI directed and performed "other duties" for the television version, as he had done for the project's previous web shorts. Yoshihisa Isa was credited for key animation "and other duties," while Yūko Shiromizu was credited for art "and other duties." (The staff members form the three-person independent animation group irodori.) Kaoru Takasugi voiced the demon-eared Oni, Mai Kadowaki voiced the cat-eared Neko, and Aniplex was credited with sound effects.
Source: TATSUKI's Twitter account