On-Gaku: Our Sound, primarily based on the acclaimed Manga, goes to get its massive stateside launch someday within the again half of this 12 months. The film doesn’t have a correct launch date presently, as most film theaters have been shut down since mid-march. But with massive chains like AMC, Cinemark and Regal on the point of reopen in July, GKIDS guarantees that On-Gaku: Our Sound will likely be in theaters someday in 2020.
GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for grownup and household audiences, introduced that it has acquired the North American distribution rights for the animated function On-Gaku: Our Sound from director Kenji Iwaisawa, primarily based on the manga by Hiroyuki Ohashi.
In manufacturing for over seven years, On-Gaku: Our Sound consists of over 40,000 hand drawn frames, utilizing the rotoscoping animation approach. The movie received the Nelvana Grand Prize on the 2019 Ottawa International Animation Festival, and has been chosen for the Contrechamp Competition part on the upcoming 2020 Annecy International Animation Film Festival. GKIDS will launch the movie in 2020.
When you are a bored teenager on the lookout for thrills, generally the one factor you may flip to is rock ‘n roll. Having no ability, cash, or perhaps a full set of drums, a feared trio of highschool delinquents nonetheless determine they’re destined for musical glory in a quest to impress their solely pal 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 can depart you wanting a direct encore.
Rodney Uhler of GKIDS and Emico Kawai of Nikkatsu Corporation negotiated the deal for North American rights. stated Rodney Uhler, GKIDS’ Director of Special Projects.
“On-Gaku: Our Sound reminds us of our favorite indie comedies while remaining a wholly unique film. Kenji Iwaisawa’s remarkable hand-drawn work has created a film full of quotable lines, distinctive characters and infectious style. It remains one of the most fun viewing experiences we’ve had all year, and we can’t wait to share the film with audiences.”
GKIDS is the New York-based producer and distributor of award-winning function animation for each grownup and household audiences. Since 2009, the corporate has scored eleven Best Animated Feature Oscar® nominations with The Secret of Kells in 2010, A Cat in Paris and Chico & Rita in 2012, Ernest & Celestine in 2014, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya and Song of the Sea in 2015, Boy and the World and When Marnie Was There in 2016, My Life as a Zucchini in 2017, The Breadwinner in 2018, and Mirai in 2019.
GKIDS additionally handles North American distribution for the famed Studio Ghibli library of movies, one of many world’s most coveted animation collections with titles reminiscent of Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and extra. GKIDS additionally produces the annual LA-based movie competition, ANIMATION IS FILM, which embraces the best aspirations of animation as a cinematic artwork type and is a vocal advocate for filmmakers who push the boundaries of their work to the fullest vary of expression of which medium is succesful. www.gkids.com.