GKIDS Licenses Kenji Iwaisawa's On-Gaku: Our Sound Anime Film


GKIDS introduced the license of one other acclaimed anime movie this morning. This time it is On-Gaku: Our Sound, from director Kenji Iwaisawa, due out in North America someday in 2020.


On-Gaku: Our Sound beforehand gained the Nelvana Grand Prize on the 2019 Ottawa Worldwide Animation Competition. The movie has additionally been chosen for the 2020 Annecy Worldwide Animation Movie Competition’s Contrechamp Competitors part. 




Whenever you’re a bored teenager on the lookout for thrills, typically the one factor you’ll be able to flip to is rock ‘n roll. Having no talent, cash, or perhaps a full set of drums, a feared trio of highschool delinquents nonetheless resolve they’re destined for musical glory in a quest to impress their solely buddy Aya, keep away from a rival gang, and – most significantly – jam out.


Animated virtually fully by director Kenji Iwaisawa, and that includes a lead efficiency by Japanese alt-rock legend Shintaro Sakamoto, ON-GAKU: OUR SOUND brings its personal sound and imaginative and prescient to the Hiroyuki Ohashi manga from which it was tailored. With pitch-perfect deadpan humor, the movie presents a extremely authentic tackle the beloved slacker comedy: a lo-fi buddy movie with a blaring musical finale that may go away you wanting an instantaneous encore.




Joseph Luster is the Video games and Internet editor at Otaku USA Journal. You’ll be able to learn his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Observe him on Twitter @Moldilox.