Gold Kingdom and Water Kingdom, the anime adaptation of Nao Iwamoto’s Kin no Kuni Mizu no Kuni manga, will have its world premiere on October 21 at the Animation Is Film Festival, which is sponsored by GKIDS, Annecy, and Variety magazine. This information was released on Thursday by the festival’s official website.
The CGI animated series Oni: Thunder God’s Tale by Tonko House, a company located in California, will have its theatrical debut at the festival. The 22nd of October will mark the theatrical global debut. In addition to producers Robert Kondo, Sara K. Sampson, and Kane Lee, the show’s creator and director Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi will also be present for a Q&A after the screening.
During the event on October 22, GKIDS will show the anime short “Summer Ghost.” The short will get a theatrical release in North America this summer, as GKIDS originally promised. On July 1, during Anime Expo, the business showed a sneak glimpse. The short was exhibited at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival on June 15 and 17. On November 1, GKIDS will make the short film available on digital and Blu-ray Disc formats.
From October 21 to 23, the event will be held in the Hollywood, California TCL Chinese 6 Theaters.
Next spring, Japan will host the theatrical debuts of Gold Kingdom and Water Kingdom.
There will be four episodes of Oni: Thunder God’s Tale when it premieres on Netflix this year.
The Japanese premiere of artist loundraw’s debut film, “Summer Ghost,” took place in November 2021.