Anime Factory has unveiled the official Italian trailer for The Deer King – The Deer King by Masashi Ando & Masayuki Miyaji, set to hit theaters June 27-28-29.
Produced by renowned studio Production IG and presented in world premiere at the 2021 Annecy International Animation Festival, The Deer King, based on the novels by 2015 Taisho Award winner Nahoko Uehashi, is a majestic fantasy epic, marking the debut, directed by Masashi Ando – who played the animation director role in Studio Ghibli masterpieces such as Princess Mononoke And The Enchanted Cityand in modern cults like Paprika and Your Name., he helped shape the world of modern animation — flanked by Masayuki Miyaji, former assistant director on the Oscar-winning film Enchanted City.
The Deer King – Il Re dei Cervi will be presented in Italian preview at Cartoons on the Bay, the international animation festival promoted by RAI and organized by RAI Com, on June 4, 2022 at 6 p.m. at Teatro Cinema Massimo in Pescara (free admission, depending on availabilty). Visit the official website for more information about the festival.
Synopsis of the movie:
The story is set in a feudal world where a large empire has subdued and annexed several kingdoms over the years. Who has vigorously resisted his rule is Van, the leader of the fighters who have lined up against the invasion. Finished in chains, he was assigned a slave to the salt mines. One night, a pack of wolves invades the mines and causes panic. All those who are bitten become infected and die, except Van who manages to escape and in the process rescues a little girl, Yuna, who also mysteriously survived the “Mittsal”, the plague carried by wolves. Assisted by the doctor and researcher Hossal, he started an investigation into the disease, which has now also hit the courts. But the survivors’ blood could provide the basis for the much-anticipated cure, and for this, Van and Yuna will be the subject of a frenetic manhunt.
Source: Lega Nerd