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Cencoroll Connect Gets US Premiere at Anime Expo

As if you didn’t have enough reasons to go to Anime Expo, here’s another. Cencoroll Connect, the film that combines Atsuya Uki’s famed short Cencoroll with its brand-new sequel will be shown at the con.

The film will be shown July 4 courtesy Aniplex. That’s just a few days after it hits Japanese theaters June 29.

Here’s what Aniplex has to say about Connect:

Featuring a massive creature that suddenly appears in the middle of town, some boys who can control the creature, and a curious and energetic girl with short hair, Cencoroll pops from the screen with its wildly imaginative style and blows away audiences in its brief runtime. Creator Atsuya Uki, known for his character designs in Tsuritama and Digimon Adventure tri., created Cencoroll almost entirely on his own, releasing it in 2009 and receiving passionate support from fans.

…Now, the project appears again, breaking a 10 year silence in the form of CENCOROLL: CONNECT, the legendary short combined with its direct sequel to form a single film. With carefully constructed visual style, unrestrained animation that is both delicate and brutal, and a larger world that invites you in and keeps you asking questions, CENCOROLL CONNECT loses none of the freshness that gave the original its impact, helping us rediscover Atsuya Uki’s artistic genius.

Cencoroll Connect Gets US Premiere at Anime ExpoSource: ANN

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.