We got to check out a teaser trailer for the Blue Giant anime film—based on the jazz manga by Shinichi Ishikzuka—back in October, and now it’s time for more info and a new preview. The latest trailer has arrived to showcase more of the cast and staff behind the adaptation, so check it out below and read on for the details.
Newly announced staff members include Yuichi Takahashi as character designer and chief animation director; Toshiyuki Komaru and Takao Maki as main animators; Hiromatsu Shu, Satoshi Kimura and Yuzuru Tachikawa as concert scene directors; Takao Maki and Natsuki Yokoyama as prop designers; Satoru Hirayanagi as art director; Yoshinori Horikawa as color key artist; Kasumi Togo as director of photography; Masato Takahashi as 3D CGI director and Kiyoshi Hirose as editor.
The latest cast members, pictured from left to right below, are:
- Amane Okayama as Shunji Tamada
- Yuki Yamada as Dai Miyamoto
- Shotaro Mamiya as Yukinori Sawabe
Blue Giant will open in Japan on February 17, 2023.
Seven Seas Entertainment publishes the manga in English and describes it:
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.