Yasuke Anime Nominated for NAACP Picture Award, Summit of the Gods Animated Movie Wins Lumiere Award
The NAACP introduced nominees for the 53rd NAACP Picture Awards, and it revealed that LeSean Thomas and MAPPA‘s Yasuke anime has been nomimated for Oustanding Animated Sequence. The NAACP Picture Awards will happen on February 26 at 8:00 p.m. EST on BET.
The France-Luxembourg animated movie of Jiro Taniguchi‘s The Summit of the Gods (Kamigami no Itadaki) manga received within the Greatest Animation Movie class at France’s Lumières Worldwide Press Awards.
The Yasuke anime debuted in April 2021 worldwide on Netflix.
Netflix describes the story:
In a war-torn feudal Japan crammed with mechs and magic, the best ronin by no means recognized, Yasuke, struggles to keep up a peaceable existence after a previous lifetime of violence. However when a neighborhood village turns into the middle of social upheaval between warring daimyo, Yasuke should take up his sword and transport a mysterious baby who’s the goal of darkish forces and bloodthirsty warlords. The story of Yasuke, the primary African samurai who really served the legendary Oda Nobunaga, might be launched to the world.
Satoshi Iwataki (A Sure Magical Index, Dororo) was the chief animation director, and Takeru Satō was the chief technical director. Kenichi Shima (Parasyte -the maxim-) was in command of sub-character designs, and Minoru Nishida (Dagashi Kashi 2) was in command of world artwork design and artwork setting. Junichi Higashi (Cowboy Bebop, Kingdom) directed the artwork, Yuki Nomoto (Dorohedoro) was the 3D CG director, and Hyo Gyu Park was the compositing director of pictures. Azusa Sasaki (Zombie Land Saga) was the colour key artist, and Mutsumi Takemiya (Dororo, Azur Lane) edited the present.
The story’s protagonist relies on the historic determine Yasuke, a samurai of African origin who served below Oda Nobunaga throughout Japan’s Warring States interval within the sixteenth century.
LeSean Thomas (Youngsters of Ether, Cannon Busters, The Boondocks) is credited as creator, director, and government producer for Yasuke, and Flying Lotus composed the music and served as government producer. Takeshi Koike (Redline) designed the characters. Lakeith Stanfield (Atlanta, Sorry to Trouble You) voiced Yasuke within the English dub. MAPPA (Yuri!!! on Ice, Kakegurui) produced the animation.
Netflix has the worldwide rights to the The Summit of the Gods movie outdoors of France, Benelux, China, Japan, and Korea. Netflix launched the movie in choose U.S. theaters on November 24 and in choose U.Okay. theaters on November 26. The movie started streaming on Netflix on November 30.
The movie screened in July on the Cannes Movie Competition as a part of the Official Choice, and opened in theaters in France on September 22 below the title Le Sommet des dieux. The movie additionally opened the Animation Is Movie Competition in Los Angeles on October 22.
Patrick Imbert (Ernest & Celestine) directed the movie, and Magali Pouzol and Imbert wrote the script with Jean-Charles Ostorero collaborating. David Coquard-Dassault (Peripheria) was the movie’s artwork director. Amine Bouhafa composed the music. Diaphana Distribution is distributing the movie in France, whereas Wild Bunch Worldwide has the worldwide rights. Didier Brunner (The Triplets of Belleville, Kirikou and the Sorceress) is producing the movie. Cartoon Brew describes the movie as a 2D/3D hybrid.
The manga is itself an adaptation of Baku Yumemakura‘s novel. The story follows Fukamachi, an avid wilderness photographer who discovers a hyperlink to the previous in Kathmandu, Nepal. He finds a digicam supposedly belonging to George Mallory, a mountaineer who went lacking on Mt. Everest. After assembly Joji Habu, a well known climber with a passionate drive for the mountain, the 2 set off to uncover a chunk of misplaced historical past.
The collection ran in Shueisha‘s Enterprise Soar, and European firm Fanfare / Ponent Mon publishes the manga in English. Taniguchi handed away on February 11, 2017.