Creators of The Two In-story Anime in Live-action Film Haken Anime! Revealed



The official website for the forthcoming live-action adaptation film of the Naoki Prize-winning author Mizuki Tsujimura's popular novel about the anime industry, Haken Anime!, has revealed the creators of its two in-story anime films, "Soundback – Kanade no Ishi-" and "Unmei Sensen Liddell-Light."


The story of the live-action film centers on Hitomi Saito, a former local government employee who has jumped into the world of the anime industry. She makes her directorial debut and competes for the title of "Haken" (supremacy) with the star director of her dreams, Chiharu Ouji. He has produced many mega-hit films and is returning to the director's chair for the first time in eight years. Hitomi struggles to win the title "Haken" together with the peculiar producer and her unique colleagues. 


"Soundback – Kanade no Ishi-" is Hitomi's directorial debut film. Its story is described as "The protagonist Towako and her friends fight to keep the peace from robots that have attacked their idyllic country town by playing sound."


  • Director: Azuma Tani (Thermae Romae, Okko's Inn)
  • Original character designer: Eisaku Kubonoucji (manga artist, Cup Noodle "HUNGRY DAYS" CMs)
  • Mecha designer: Takayuki Yanase (Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Mazinger Z/infinity)



"Soundback – Kanade no Ishi-" teaser trailer:



Meanwhile, "Unmei Sensen Liddell-Light" is Chiharu Ouji's new film. Its story is about a magical girl named Mitsuri, who transforms the motorcycle she rides with the power of her own soul and competes against her rivals in races.


  • Director: Takashi Otsuka (Smile PreCure!, ONE PIECE STAMPEDE)
  • Original character designer: Takahiro Kishida (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Durarara!!)



"Unmei Sensen Liddell-Light" teaser trailer:






The live-action film Haken Anime! directed by Kohei Yoshino, who participated as a CG creator in Makoto Shinkai's 2016 anime feature film Your Name. and has worked on numerous commercials and music video, is set to be released in Japan in May 2022. Toei Animation supervises the project.



Teaser trailer:



Teaser visual:



Source: "Haken Anime!" official website / Twitter


©2022 Movie "Haken Anime!" production Committee, Toei


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