Look Back Anime Film – Release Date, Plot and Latest Updates

Tatsuki Fujimoto, the mastermind behind the popular series Chainsaw Man, has embarked on a new project that deviates from his usual shonen and dark fantasy genres. 

His upcoming anime, Look Back, is a heartwarming story that promises to captivate viewers with its touching plot and gentle visuals. It’s a tale that will strike a chord with audiences worldwide and is poised to make a deep impression on everyone who watches it.

1. Release Date and Updates on the Look Back Anime Film

Ayumu and Kyomoto
Ayumu Fujino and Kyomoto | Source: YouTube

Look Back anime film will premiere on June 25th, 2024, in Japan, but there is no word yet on when it will be available worldwide.

The cast and crew have been announced, and fans are especially excited about the director, Kiyotaka Oshiyama, who has already given the anime industry some of its most iconic works, such as the mini-series Devilman: Crybaby.

2. New Trailer of the Look Back Anime Film Released

The anime movie’s first full trailer was just released; you can watch it below.


Wasn’t the trailer heartwarming? If the trailer was so soothing, how relaxing can the movie be? It will be a sure shot hit, winning over the hearts of millions. The artwork and animation won’t let you take your eyes off the screens even for a second.

3. Key Visuals of the Look Back Anime Film Released

The key visuals have also been released, featuring Fujinio and Kyomoto drawing manga.

4. Plot of the Look Back Anime Film

The Look Back anime tells the story of Ayumu Fujino, a young girl with an incredible talent for art. She creates short manga for her school’s newspaper, and everything seems to be going great until she meets Kyomoto, an introverted and lonely girl with an astonishing artistic skill that even Fujino cannot surpass.

Ayumu Fujino
Ayumu Fujino | Source: YouTube

Initially, Fujino dislikes Kyomoto, but she eventually discovers that Kyomoto is a huge fan of her work. The two girls become friends and continue to grow together, choosing different paths in life. However, when tragedy strikes, Fujino is left to reflect on their lives together and come to terms with it.

The film emphasizes the importance of teamwork and friendships and features several poignant yet beautiful moments that will touch viewers’ hearts.

5. Read the Manga While Waiting for the Look Back Anime Film

Ayumu Fujino
Ayumu Fujino | Source: Shueisha Manga Plus

While waiting for the movie’s release you can read the one-shot manga on VizMedia and Shueisha Manga Plus

The one-shot manga was released in 2021 and received much praise. Within two days of its first digital publication, it had four million reads online. 

Moreover, the Tankōbon volume sold 73,000 copies in the first week, and over 80,000 copies in the second week. To top it off, it was awarded the 2021 Twitter Japan’s Trends Award.

6. About Look Back

Look Back is a one-shot manga by Tatsuki Fujimoto that was published in the Shonen Jump+ magazine on July 19, 2021. A movie is set to premiere in Japanese theatres on June 28, 2024.

The story follows the relationship between two aspiring manga authors, Ayumu Fujino and her shut-in classmate, Kyomoto, as they become friendly artistic rivals sharing their love for creating manga. It departs from Fujimoto’s previous work, promising a more heartfelt and emotionally resonant experience. Fans and newcomers alike are eagerly anticipating its release.

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