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Housenka Original Movie by Odd Taxi Creators Announced

Studio CLAP is working on a new original movie, titled Housenka (Touch-Me-Not). Baku Kinoshita (Odd Taxi) is directing the movie, which was announced as part of the upcoming Work in Progress segment at the Annecy Film Festival. Kazuya Konomoto, who wrote the Odd Taxi strory, is in charge of the original story and screenplay.

Kinoshita will be present at the panel, which is taking place on 12 June 2024, alongside concept artist Toge Machinoku and producer Ryoichiro Matsuo.

Annecy describes the plot of Housenka movie as:
Autumn 2023. Akutsu, an elderly inmate serving life in prison, is on the verge of a lonely death in his single cell. A flower, touch-me-not, that can talk like humans says to him, “What a rotten life you had.” Through their “conversation”, Akutsu starts reflecting on his past. Summer 1986. Akutsu is living with Nana, a woman six years his junior, and her son Kensuke in a shabby apartment with a garden full of touch-me-nots. A one-night victorious comeback by a dying yakuza, and the story of his family recounted by a flower that blooms in prison.

CLAP previously animated The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes (2022), Pompo: The Cinéphile (2021), and Kono Sekai no Tanoshimikata: Secret Story Film (2020). The studio shared a brief teaser for Housenka:

Source: Annecy Film Festival. CLAP’s Official Website

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