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Eleven Arts Acquires Distribution Rights for Deemo Memorial Keys

The Film Adaptation Based on One of the Most Popular Mobile Rhythm Games With Over
28 Million Downloads Worldwide

©Rayark Inc./DEEMO THE MOVIE Production Committee.

Los Angeles, CA (June 1st, 2022) – Los Angeles based film distribution and production company, Eleven Arts, announced their acquisition of North American distribution rights for the anime feature film DEEMO Memorial Keys during their Industry Panel at A-Kon on Saturday, June 4th.

DEEMO Memorial Keys is based on the internationally acclaimed rhythm game developed by Rayark Inc., a Taiwanese game developer. The game, with over 28 million downloads as of 2021, was released on November 13th, 2013 for Apple devices, and December 27th of the same year for Android devices. Since its debut, Deemo was nominated for “Best of 2013” for independent developer by the App Store Taiwan, and later named “Best Game Music” by Google Play Taiwan. Additionally, the song “I Race the Dawn” won Outstanding Achievement – Vocal Theme Award at the 2013 Annual Game Music Awards. Deemo's popularity has triggered multiple projects including the film adaption, manga, and the release of its sequel, Deemo II.

This 3DCG film adaptation tells the tale of a bittersweet love story between Deemo, a mysterious lonely character who plays the piano, and Alice, a young girl who has lost her memory. The film was animated by Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell series, Haikyu!!) and Signal.MD (Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop). Shūhei Matsushita (Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress) directed the film along with Junichi Fujisaku (Blood franchise), as general director. The film's theme song named “nocturne” was produced by Yuki Kajiura, a renowned composer who has worked on scores for numerous anime works including Fate/Zero and Demon Slayer. This must-see film is full of charming characters, old and new, and illustrates the beautiful and melancholy world of Deemo.

Eleven Arts plans to announce details on release dates and ticket sales at a later date.

About DEEMO Memorial Keys
Alone in a castle, a figure plays a piano… Deemo
One day, a girl falls from the sky
A castle littered with mysterious inhabitants
A sacred tree growing by the melody of piano
A girl with no memory and Deemo
A gentle story that will touch your heart.

Deemo, a mysterious lonely character that plays a piano in a castle. One day, a girl who has lost her memory comes falling from the sky. A gentle, ephemeral story of love spun by Deemo, the girl, the mystical residents of the castle, and a tree that grows with the sound of the piano.

About Eleven Arts
Eleven Arts is a Los Angeles-based distribution company known for bringing high-quality Japanese animation to North America. Eleven Arts' most recent titles include Takeshi Konomi's Ryoma! The Prince of Tennis, Poupelle of Chimney Town, Gintama THE VERY FINAL, and SHIROBAKO The Movie. Eleven Arts' catalogue includes critically acclaimed titles such as A Silent Voice, Millennium Actress, Maquia - When the Promised Flower Blooms, Penguin Highway and more.

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