Film distributor Longride unveiled a teaser trailer for the Japanese dub of the France-Luxembourg animated film based on Jiro Taniguchi‘s The Summit of the Gods (Kamigami no Itadaki) manga. The film will open in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Piccadilly and Human Trust Cinema Yurakucho, as well in other theaters throughout Japan, on July 8.
The dub cast stars Kenyuu Horiuchi as Makoto Fukamachi, Akio Ohtsuka as Jōji Habu, Ryota Ohsaka as Buntarō Kishi, and Asami Imai as Ryōko Kishi.
Netflix has the worldwide rights to the film outside of France, Benelux, China, Japan, and Korea. Netflix released the film in select U.S. theaters on November 24 last year, and in select U.K. theaters on November 26. The film then streamed on Netflix on November 30.
The film screened in July at the Cannes Film Festival as part of the Official Selection, and opened in theaters in France on September 22 last year under the title Le Sommet des dieux. The film also opened the Animation Is Film Festival in Los Angeles on October 22. The movie won in the Best Animation Film category at France’s Lumières International Press Awards in January. The film won the award for the Best Animated Feature of the 47th César Awards in February.
Patrick Imbert (Ernest & Celestine) directed the film, and Magali Pouzol and Imbert wrote the script with Jean-Charles Ostorero collaborating. David Coquard-Dassault (Peripheria) was the film’s art director. Amine Bouhafa composed the music. Diaphana Distribution is distributing the film in France, while Wild Bunch International has the international rights. Didier Brunner (The Triplets of Belleville, Kirikou and the Sorceress) produced the film. Cartoon Brew describes the film as a 2D/3D hybrid.
The manga is itself an adaptation of Baku Yumemakura‘s novel. The story follows Fukamachi, an avid wilderness photographer who discovers a link to the past in Kathmandu, Nepal. He finds a camera supposedly belonging to George Mallory, a mountaineer who went missing on Mt. Everest. After meeting Joji Habu, a well-known climber with a passionate drive for the mountain, the two set off to uncover a piece of lost history.
The series ran in Shueisha‘s Business Jump, and European company Fanfare / Ponent Mon publishes the manga in English. Taniguchi passed away on February 11, 2017.
Source: Comic Natalie