National road show on November 10, 2023 (Friday) Movie “Welcome to Komada Distillery” will be submitted to the Animation section of the 36th Tokyo International Film Festival!
Hayami: “I’m happy to see it at the film festival!” Ono: “I hope people get to know Japanese whiskey through the movie!” The lead cast is also delighted!
The movie “Welcome to Komada Distillery”, produced by DMM.com LLC (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Chairman and CEO: Keiji Kameyama), will be released nationwide in November 2023, and will be released in Tokyo from October 23rd (Monday). We are pleased to inform you that this film has been selected as an official entry in the animation section of the 36th Tokyo International Film Festival, Japan’s largest film festival, to be held at .
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International Film Festival!
“Welcome to the Komada Distillery” is the latest animated theatrical version of P.A. WORKS’ “Work Series,” which will be released nationwide from November 10, 2023 (Friday). The story is about Japanese whisky, which is attracting attention around the world, about a young female president who struggles to revive a distillery that is on the brink, and a novice editor with no dreams or motivation, who aims to revive the “phantom whiskey” that connects family ties. will appear.
The film will be held in Tokyo from October 23rd (Monday), with many films scheduled to be submitted to film festivals around the world, including the Annecy International Animation Film Festival
Contrechamps Division and the 2023 Sitges Catalonia International Film Festival. , has been selected as an official entry in the animation section of the 36th Tokyo International Film Festival, Japan’s largest film festival! Japanese craft animation by P.A. WORKS, which is attracting attention all over the world, will make its triumphant return to Japan!
We are also planning a screening event with stage greetings from the director and cast during the festival.
After the film was submitted to the Tokyo International Film Festival, we received congratulatory comments from Saori Hayami, who plays Ryusei Komada, and Kensho Ono, who plays Kotaro Takahashi!
Please keep an eye out for this film, which is about to be released in November and will be submitted to a domestic film festival, which will make it even more exciting!
36th Tokyo International Film Festival Overview
・Holding period: October 23, 2023 (Monday) to November 1, 2023 (Wednesday) ・Venue: Hibiya, Yurakucho, Marunouchi, Ginza area
・Official website: https://2023.tiff-jp.net/
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Please note that if you do not have a press pass, we will not be able to interview you during the festival period.
Congratulatory comments from the lead cast have arrived!
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[Image 3: https://prtimes.jp/i/2581/4343/resize/d2581-4343-a33e3d5ff4c254295a0d-0.jpg&s3=2581-4343-b995ed82f08ba8a8516220254010a28c-1783×2463.jpg] [Comment from Kensho Ono, who plays Kotaro Takahashi]
Congratulations on being selected to screen at the Tokyo International Film Festival!
I would be happy if many people could learn about Japanese whiskey through this movie.
The movie itself is very nice, so I hope you enjoy it! !
“Welcome to Komada Distillery” Work Overview
Nationwide roadshow on Friday, November 10, 2023!
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Annecy International Animation Film Festival [Contrechamps Division] Officially selected works
2023 Sitges Catalonia International Film Festival Animation Division Official Selection
The latest work in the P.A. WORKS “Work Series” is an original full-length animation!
A young female president who struggles to revive a distillery on the brink, and a novice editor with no dreams or motivation.
Aiming to revive the “phantom whiskey” that connects family bonds! “Hanasaku Iroha”, “SHIROBAKO”, “Sakura Quest”, and “White Sand Aquatope”.
The latest work in the “Work Series” by P.A. WORKS, which depicts characters who struggle every day with the theme of “work,” is set in a Japanese whiskey distillery that is attracting attention around the world!
Rui Komada, a young female president who took over her family’s Komada Distillery after her father passed away, rebuilds the struggling distillery while dealing with her torn apart family and the effects of the disaster. He was working hard every day to revive the phantom whiskey “KOMA”, which can be called “family ties”, which can no longer be manufactured in Japan.
Then Kotaro Takahashi, a reporter for a news site who has been changing jobs without finding what he wants to do, comes to cover the story.
Original work: Society for the Revival of KOMA
Director: Masayuki Yoshihara
Screenplay: Yukito Kizawa, Muneo Nakamoto
Character draft: Tomomi Takada
Character design/chief animation director: Kosuke Kawamami
Music: Tatsuya Kato
Animation production: P.A.WORKS
Ryusei Komada: Saori Hayami
Kotaro Takahashi: Kensho Ono
Tomoko Kawabata: Maaya Uchida
Hiroshi Yasumoto: Yoshimasa Hosoya
Official website: https://gaga.ne.jp/welcome-komada/
Official X: https://twitter.com/welcome_komada/
Official Facebook page: https://facebook.com/welcome.komada/
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