The anime film adaptation of Blue Giant is set to premiere in Japan on February 17, 2023. As part of the announcement, a teaser visual has also been released:
The film, which was first announced in 2021, will be directed by Yuzuru Tachikawa at studio NUT. It was originally set to premiere this year, but was then moved to February of next year.
Blue Giant is a jazz-themed manga by Shinichi Ishizuka. It was serialized in Shogakukan’s Big Comic from May 2013 to August 2016. It also got two more manga sequels namely Blue Giant Supreme (2016-2020) and Blue Giant Explorer (2020-present). Seven Seas Entertainment has licensed the manga series in English, describing the plot as follows:
Dai lived a normal high school life in Sendai: a city of hot summer days and rainy nights. Between basketball, part time jobs, and an uncertain future, something was missing. And that thing was music. With his days in senior year running out, Dai swears a heartfelt vow: “I’m gonna be the best jazz player in the world.” But what do you need to be the best? Talent? Effort? A lucky break? Or maybe just a deep, pure love for music, and too much stubbornness to know when to quit.
The manga won the 62nd Shogakukan Manga Award in the General category, as well as the 20th Japan Media Arts Festival Award.
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