The Producer Toho published the first promotional video for the next animation film directed by Mamoru Hosoda (Toki Wo Kakeru Shoujo, Summer Wars, Bakemonon No Ko, Mirai No Mirai) and produced by his company, Studio Chizu, Ryuu to Sobakasu not Hime ( The Dragon and Freckled Princess). The video confirms that this film, which has the alternative title of Belle, will be released in Japan next July.
The production team also revealed the designs of the Belle protagonist, carried out by Jin Kim (Frozen, Tangled, Big Hero 6, Moana). According to Studio Chizu: "Mamoru Hosda and Jin have had admiration for the other's race for a long time, but for the first time Cunado Mirai's film No Mirai was nominated for a prize of the Academy in Los Angeles. There, they promised that one day they would create something together, and Belle was the result. "
- Mamoru Hosoda (Toki Wo Kakeru Shoujo, Summer Wars, Bakemono No Ko, Mirai No Mirai) is responsible for the anime direction at Studio Chizu, and the original idea of the project is also credited.
- Studio Chizu also confirmed that he is collaborating with the nominated study to the Óscar Award, Cartoon Saloon (Wolfwalkers, Song of the Sea, The Secret of Kell) for this project. In particular, Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart collaborated in production.
Synopsis of Ryuu to Sobakasu No Hime
Our protagonist, Suzu, is a 17-year-old high school student who lives in the field of Kochi prefecture with his father, after losing his mother at an early age. She loved to sing with her mother more than anything else, but as a result of her death she can no longer sing. It did not take long before she and her father distance themselves more and more from each other, and Suzu closed his heart to the rest of the world. When Suzu felt that writing music was the only purpose that was left in life, discovers the Huge space online known as "U", where it assumes its personality, Belle. Another self, another reality, we are no longer limited to a single world. Suzu quickly realizes that when she is inside "U" as she avatar her, Belle, she can sing quite naturally. While she continues to show her own music in the virtual world, she quickly becomes the rise star of "U". However, that surprise is short-lived. Suddenly, a mysterious creature with dragon-shaped appears before her ...
Source: Comic Natalie
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