10 long years ago, animator Atsuya Uki released a charming 30-minute short called Cencoroll. Uki has gone on to do lots of interesting stuff, including Digimon Adventure tri., but fans have been waiting for the sequel to Cenco.
Now that sequel finally on its way in the form of Cencoroll Connect, which, as the title implies, connects Cencoroll 1 and 2 into one sweet theatrical package.
Like the first film, Cencoroll 2 is directed, written and animated by Uki. It features music by ryo (supercell).
Cencoroll Connect hits Japanese theaters on June 29. More information about the film is expected to be revealed at Anime Japan this weekend.
Here’s how Aniplex described the original way back in the day:
A huge monster shows up on the top of a building of an ordinary city, prompting the Defence Forces to go into action and causing the citizens of the city to start an uproar. Yuki, a brave-hearted and naturally inquisitive girl, happens to know a secret. Her friend Tetsu has been keeping and raising a strange creature called Cenco. Instantly becoming fascinated by Tetsu and his pet, a mysterious boy appears with control over the huge monster threatening the town. With that, an unexpected battle begins.
Source: Cencoroll—err, Crunchyroll