Sentai Filmworks and HiDive are bringing the anime sports film ‘Tsurune: The First Shot’ from Kyoto Animation to the United States for a limited theatrical run. The movie is a spin-off set in between the archery anime ‘Tsurune’ and its sequel series ‘Tsurune: The Linking Shot.”
“Don’t miss the gorgeous film from Kyoto Animation only in theaters,” HiDive said on their website. “Sentai and HIDIVE are proud to present Tsurune the Movie: The First Shot in theaters on April 9 & 10, 2023 for a limited-time, special engagement. Minato Narumiya, along with his friends in the school kyudo club, return for this motion picture event.”
The movie is directed by Takuya Yamamura who co-wrote the script with Michiko Yokote. It has its premiere in Japan on August 19, 2022. Masaru Yokoyama scored the movie.
The voice cast for the film includes:
- Minato Narumiya voiced by Yuto Uemura
- Masaki Takigawa voiced by Shintarō Asanuma
- Seiya Takehaya voiced by Aoi Ichikawa
- Ryouhei Yamanouchi voiced by Ryōta Suzuki
- Nanao Kisaragi voiced by Shōgo Yano
- Kaito Onogi voiced by Kaito Ishikawa
- Shuu Fujiwara voiced by Kensho Ono
You can watch the trailer below:
Otaku USA describes the synopsis as follows,
“When Narumiya Minato joins Prefectural Kazemai High School, he is quickly invited to join the archery club by the club’s advisor, Tommy-sensei. His childhood friends Takehaya Seiya and Yamanouchi Ryohei swiftly agree to join, but Minato is hesitant at first. Because Minato is the rare student with experience in archery, Tommy-sensei orders him to give a demonstration, which Minato does… except his arrow doesn’t hit the target. It is revealed that Minato has developed a terrible dysfunction regarding archery.”
The ‘Tsurune’ anime and film are based on a series of light novels written by Kotoko Ayano and illustrated by Chinatsu Morimoto. It has been published by KA Esuma Bunko since 2016.
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