A press event for Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side of the Bottom? (Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?) revealed that the anime movie will be distributed in 110 countries and regions. The movie is opening in Japan on August 18.
Shaft’s movie is an adaptation of an award-winning live-action movie of the same name. Shunji Iwai wrote and directed the original version in 1993, which helped kickstart his respected career.
Shaft’s adaptation will add modern elements, but it will still follow the core store. Norimichi, Yuusuke, and Junichi are planning to view fireworks from the town lighthouse to see if they look flat or round when viewed from the side. Meanwhile, a classmate named Nazuna is distressed about her parents’ divorce and decides that she will run away with either Norimichi or Yuusuke. Nazuna hosts a swimming contest between the two, which threatens the groups’ summer plans.
The key staff for Fireworks includes:
- Director: Nobuyuki Takeuchi (The Adolescence of Utena key animator)
- Chief Director: Akiyuki Simbo (Madoka Magica director)
- Screenplay: Hitoshi Ōne (Bakuman live-action director)
- Character Designer: Akio Watanabe (Bakemonogatari character designer)
- Music Composer: Satoru Kousaki (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya music)
- Anime Studio: Shaft
Are you looking forward to Shaft’s newest project?