GKIDS Licenses On-Gaku: Our Sound Anime Film for N. America

GKIDS launched on Tuesday that it has licensed Kenji Iwaisawa’s On-Gaku: Our Sound, the anime film adaptation of Hiroyuki Ohashi’s “Ongaku” manga. GKIDS will launch the film in North America this 12 months, and it is streaming an English-subtitled trailer:

GKIDS describes the film:

As soon as you are a bored teenager looking out for thrills, typically the one issue you’ll flip to is rock ‘n roll. Having no expertise, money, or maybe a full set of drums, a feared trio of highschool delinquents nevertheless resolve they’re destined for musical glory in a quest to impress their solely good good friend Aya, avoid a rival gang, and – most importantly – jam out.

Ohashi launched the film enterprise in 2012, and launched a crowdfunding advertising and marketing marketing campaign on the Makuake website in July 2018. The advertising and marketing marketing campaign sought to raise 3.5 million yen (about US$31,000) to finish and edit the film by 2019. The advertising and marketing marketing campaign led to September 2018, and raised 4,129,000 yen (about US$38,166).

Kenji Iwaisawa directed the film. Iwaisawa is known for his animated shorts paying homage to “Fukurai-cho, Tunnel Roji no Otoko,” and “Large Boss.” Ohashi was accountable for the work’s character designs and for whole supervision. Rock n Roll Mountain is distributing the film in Japan, with distribution cooperation by Arc Films. The musical unit The Dresscodes (theme music for GANTZ:O film) carried out the theme music for the film.

The film acquired the Grand Prize for Attribute Animation award on the Ottawa Worldwide Animation Competitors last September. The film moreover competed inside the sixth annual New Chitose Airport Worldwide Animation Competitors inside the competitors’s Featured Animation Opponents class in November.

The film then opened in Japan on January 11. The film ranked at #Three inside the mini-theater score in its opening weekend.

The New York Worldwide Kids’s Film Competitors (NYICFF) screened the film on February 22. The film is competing inside the Contrechamp class of the Annecy Worldwide Animation Film Competitors this month.

Ohashi initially self-published the “Ongaku” manga in 2005, and it tells the story of youthful delinquents who resolve to start a rock band no matter under no circumstances having touched units sooner than. Ohta Publishing later printed the manga in its 2009 Ongaku to Manga assortment of Ohashi’s work.

Provide: Cartoon Brew (Amid Amidi)