On the 22nd, the teaser visual of ” BLUE GIANT “, which is an animated movie of the popular jazz manga by Shinichi Ishizuka of “Gaku Minna no Yama”, was released, and it was revealed that this work will be released in February 17, 2023. .. It was also announced that the main staff will be directed by Yuzuru Tachikawa, the TV anime “Mob Psycho 100″ and the movie ” Detective Conan Zero Enforcer “.
The original story, which started in 2013 in the seinen manga magazine “Big Comic” (Shogakukan), is a growth story that depicts the struggle of a young man, Dai Miyamoto, who aspires to be the best jazz player in the world and his friends. In addition to the moving story, the expressive power to hear the music caught the reader’s heart and was selected the 3rd place in the Manga Award 2016.
He won the 62nd Shogakukan Manga Award (general category) and the 20th Japan Media Arts Festival Manga Category Grand Prize. When making the film, it was decided to produce it as an animated movie instead of a live-action film because of the desire of the production team to “deliver the music played by the main character with the highest volume and the highest sound quality.”
“We are aiming for a movie that even people who have never heard jazz can enjoy, not a movie with a high threshold limited to jazz lovers,” said Tachikawa. I would like you to experience the story weaved by friends who have conflicts with “Large”. I hope it will be a movie that can answer the question “I want to do something, but I don’t know what to do”.
I’m thinking, “he said with enthusiasm. Studio NUT (Nut), who has been attracting attention in “The Saga of Tanya the Evil” (2017) and has teamed up with director Tachikawa following “Deca-Dence” (2020), participated in the animation production.
To express the world view of the work in a better form, the production period, which was originally supposed to be released in 2022, has been extended, and we are working on the production aiming for the release in February next year. (Editorial department, Koichi Irikura)