When The Deer King was at first revealed in 2018, fans have actually been on the edge of their seats since. After numerous hold-ups, we lastly have a complete trailer from supplier GKIDS. The trailer and run-through can both be seen listed below.

In the after-effects of a ruthless war, previous soldier Van works in a mine managed by the judgment empire. One day, his singular presence is overthrown when a pack of wild pet dogs bring a fatal and incurable illness attack, leaving just Van and a girl called Yuna as survivors. Lastly totally free, the set look for an easy presence in the countryside however are pursued by dubious forces. Intent on securing Yuna at all expenses, Van needs to discover the real reason for the pester wrecking the kingdom—and its possible remedy.

Based upon the light unique series of the very same name, by Nahoko Uehashi, The Deer King narrates of pester, war, and love. The movie is directed by Masashi Ando, whose previous credits consist of animation director on Your Name, Tokyo Godfathers, and When Marnie Existed. This will be his launching as a director. Directing with him is Masayuki Miyaji, whose previous directing credits consist of Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress and Xam’d: Lost Memories. Credited with penning the script is Taku Kishimoto, whose previous composing credits consist of Usagi Drop, Eliminated, and Haikyuu.


Harumi Fuuki, who formerly made up music for Miss Hokusai and Digimon Experience: Last Development Kizuna, is credited with making up ball game of the movie. Production of the movie was dealt with by studio Production I.G., who is popular for producing Ghost in the Shell, A Letter to Momo, and Miss Hokusai. The latter 2 movies are currently dispersed by GKIDS. Starring in The Deer King are Shin’ichi Tsutsumi (2010’s Area Battleship Yamato) as Van, Hisui Kimura as Yuna, and Ryoma Takeuchi (Kamen Rider Drive) as Hossaru.

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The Deer King evaluated last June for that year’s Annecy International Animation Movie Celebration. It went on to evaluate at the 2021 Fantasia International Movie Celebration and won the Bronze Audience Award. The movie then went on to evaluate at the Animation Is Movie Celebration in Los Angeles that September. GKIDS will be managing the circulation for the movie and will be partnering with Fathom Occasions to bring the movie to basic audiences this July.

The Deer King will be a two-day fan sneak peek occasion screening across the country. On Wednesday, July 13th the movie will premiere in its initial Japanese language. On Thursday, July 14th, the movie will premiere with an English dub. The screenings will likewise include an unique unique intro from Masashi Ando. Following the fan sneak peek occasions, the movie will have a minimal theatrical run in choose theaters beginning Friday, July 15th. Tickets will go on sale on June 10th at FathomEvents.com and TheDeerKing.com.

The Deer King is another innovative launching from a previous Studio Ghibli alumnus. Evaluating from the trailer, the movie guarantees something gorgeous for the eyes. Stunning visuals, a sweeping rating, and a story about securing the ones you like.