The deer king
Anime movie ‘The Deer King’ arrives digitally October 4, Blu-ray + DVD October 18 – Media Play News
1 August 2022
Reveal! Factory and GKIDS have announced the release of the new animated film on October 18 The deer king in a Blu-ray Disc + DVD combo pack.
Prior to the film’s release, the film will be available on October 4 on all major digital platforms, both for rent and purchase.
Bonus features include conversations with the voice cast, an introduction from director Masashi Ando, a design gallery and more.
The deer king is based on the award-winning fantasy novel series by author Nahoko Uehashi, which has sold over two million copies and won major literary awards. Animated by the Production IG studio, the film marks the directorial debut of animator Ando, who previously worked as a character designer, animation director and key animator with the famous Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke), and with directors Satoshi Kon and Makoto Shinkai. Co-director Masayuki Miyaji is best known for directing the 2009 series “Xam’d: Lost Memories” and working on Studio Ghibli films such as My neighbors, the Yamadas. Notable works from Production IG include Ghost in the shell and the series “FLCL”, “Haikyu!!”, and “Psycho Pass”.
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The Deer King is a story of survival. After a brutal war, ex-soldier Van toils in a mine controlled by the ruling empire. One day, his lonely existence is turned upside down when a pack of wild dogs carry a fatal and incurable disease attack, leaving only Van and a young girl named Yuna as survivors. Finally free, the couple seek a simple existence in the countryside, but are pursued by malevolent forces. Determined to protect Yuna at all costs, Van must uncover the true cause of the plague ravaging the kingdom—and its possible cure.