Blue Giant, Shinichi Ishizuka’s manga about an aspiring jazz musician, is getting the theatrical anime treatment.
The film will open in 2022.
Blue Giant launched in 2013 and ended in 2016. It won several awards during its run, and Ishizuka has gone on to pen two sequel manga, Blue Giant Supreme and Blue Giant Explorer, which is currently ongoing. Ishizuka drew a new illustration to celebrate the news of the film.
Here’s how Seven Seas describes the original manga:
Miyamoto Dai, a student with a taste for basketball, changes his life the first time he sees a live jazz performance. The incredible music strikes a chord deep inside him, and he immediately decides to dedicate himself to the saxophone. He has no skills, no formal training, and no idea what he’s up against, but his obsession drives him to play that instrument day after day. Will passion be enough to become the player of his dreams? This award-winning manga from Shinichi Ishizuka, compiled into five omnibus volumes for its English debut, is a pitch-perfect drama about the power of music.