Child of Kamiari Month is an upcoming original anime film that takes some major inspiration from the mythology of the old Izumo region, and it’s currently set for a Fall 2021 premiere in Japanese theaters. Children of the Sea assistant animation director Takana Shirai is at the helm, so it should come as no surprise that the production is shaping up nicely and has some beautiful new art to showcase.
The latest preview comes in the form of the new key visual below.
Other staff members include animation producer Tetsuro Satomi (Ninja Batman), storyboard artist Tomomi Mochizuki (Ocean Waves), and character designer Haruka Sagawa (Happy-Go-Lucky Days).
Leading the cast is Aju Makita as Kanna, with Maaya Sakamoto voicing Shiro and Miyu Irino as Yasha. The film focuses heavily on Japanese mythology, specifically Kamiarizuki—or “the month when there are gods”—which is another name for October on the Izumo region’s lunar calendar. Other regions call it “the month when there are no gods,” or Kannazuki. In the film, a young girl named Kanna meets a rabbit named Shiro and an oni boy named Yasha, ultimately crossing the boundary between people and gods.