Anime film of the Look Back manga by the author of Chainsaw Man announced

Anime Film Of The Look Back Manga By The Author Of Chainsaw Man Announced Look Back Anime Pv Screenshot 1

The rumor turned out to be true and it was announced today that an anime film adaptation of the manga is in production. Look Back in Tatsuki Fujimotothe author of Chainsaw Man It is Fire Punch.

You can see above the announcement trailer where it is revealed that the premiere will take place on June 28, 2024. For now we know that the direction and character design was handed over to Kiyotaka Oshiyama (Flip Flappers) and the production is by Studio Durian. Below is a first promotional image.

The author of the manga, Tatsuki Fujimotocommented:

This work was created to force me to digest what I couldn’t digest within myself. I don’t know if I was able to digest it by drawing it or not, but I can only thank the many people who participated in transforming this work into a film. Director Oshiyama is a monster animator who knows otaku animation well, so as an otaku I’m eager to see this work in the cinema

The one-shot was published in July 2021 in Shonen JumpPlus by Shueisha. In August, as we reported, the author edited the manga due to a negative reaction from readers. Many pointed out that this was a reference to the arson at the studios of Kyoto Animation in 2019.

Synopsis of Look Back

Student Ayumu Fujino frequently draws 4-panel manga for her school newspaper and is praised for having the best artwork in her class. One day, her teacher asks her to give up one of her manga slots in the school newspaper to an absent student named Kyomoto. When Kyomoto’s manga appears alongside Fujino, he receives much praise for his detailed art, which makes Fujino furious. Refusing to be defeated by those who barely go to school, Fujino dedicates herself to learning how to make manga. However, as time passes, her goal of overshadowing Kyomoto seems increasingly distant, and Fujino ends up surrendering and giving up the manga. Graduation day arrives and Fujino is invited to present Kyomoto with her graduation certificate. By chance, the two end up meeting face to face, and their unexpected meeting will end up having consequences far beyond what either of them could predict.

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