New trailers are here for The Deer King anime film, which is coming to Japan on September 10, followed by an international release in the UK and French-speaking Europe through Anime Limited and in the US through GKIDS. The new previews introduce the theme song, “One Reason,” by singer-songwriter milét, so check out the latest footage below for more.
There’s also a new key visual illustrated by director Masashi Ando:
GKIDS describes the feature:
In the years following a vicious war, the Empire of Zol now controls the land and citizens of rival Aquafa – except for Aquafa’s Fire Horse Territory, where wild dogs that once carried the deadly Black Wolf Fever continue to roam free. When a pack of dogs race through a Zol-controlled mine, Van, an enslaved former soldier, and a young girl named Yuna are both bitten, but manage to escape as the sole survivors of the attack. Finally free, Van and Yuna seek out a simple, peaceful existence in the countryside. But as the deadly disease once again runs rampant, they find themselves at the crossroads of a struggle much larger than any one nation. GKIDS is proud to present THE DEER KING, a sweeping fantasy epic, and the directing debut of acclaimed animator Masashi Ando, whose work on such landmark films as Spirited Away, Paprika and Your Name helped shape the world of modern Japanese animation.
Via Comic Natalie