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Trailer Drops For Official Olympics Anime Short “Tomorrow’s Leaves”

Of course Japan is making a special anime to honor the Tokyo Olympics. Called “Tomorrow’s Leaves,” it’s produced by Studio Ponoc and directed by Yoshiyuki Momose, and will become available to everyone for streaming one hour before the Olympics officially begin. That’s July 23 at 7:00 p.m Japanese time.

While you wait, you can check out this trailer for the anime short:

The International Olympic Committee gave this description of what the anime is about:

“The annual arrival of the message leaf causes concern – something is undeniably wrong.

Its usually vibrant and lasting colours quickly fade, and it suddenly withers and crumbles.

Five envoys, from five diverse lands, are dispatched to find out what has happened.

The envoys travel to a distant land, quietly guided by tiny spirits. Each envoy has its own strengths and vulnerabilities. They compete and support each other as they draw closer to their destination, facing treacherous terrain and difficult conditions. Through athletic challenges and the uniting power of sport, they discover the positive fundamental values that come with playful competition.

Together, the envoys approach near the source of the message leaf.

Can they restore life to a future in peril?”

Source: ANN


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.