Fantasia has got to be one of the most anticipated film festivals of the year. With the diverse genre and film line-up, it has become famed all over the world. And this year, they’re bringing some class-apart anime films to the event!
Fantasia International Film Festival announced that the Tokyo Revengers live-action film, The Deer King, and Hizukuri (Fire Craft) would make their international and North American premiere.
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The live-action Tokyo Revengers movie will be making an international debut outside of Japan at the festival for the first time! Whereas The Deer King and Hizukuri will be making their North American debut.
Nahoko Uehashi’s The Deer King has already been screened at this year’s Annecy Film Festival. Now it will be making a global premiere on September 10th, 2021.
The short film Hizukuri or Fire Craft is Naoki Matsuura’s 10-min long masterpiece. It had an original release date of November 2017 but kept postponing due to some reasons.
And now it will finally be making a North American premiere this year.
The Deer King and Hizukuri films are nominated for the Satoshi Kon Award for Achievement in Animation. Hizakuri will be competing in the Short Film Category, and Deer King will be competing in the Feature Film Category.
Along with these, some fantastic films will also be premiering at the festival this year. These include:
The live-action category includes:
- Satoshi Kon
- The Illusionist
- Georama Boy Panorama Girl
- Love, Life and Goldfish
- Kakegurui 2: Ultimate Russian Roulette
- 12 Day Tale of the Monster that Died in 8.
You have no idea how excited I am about the line-up, and I can’t wait for the festival to begin!