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    GKIDS Acquires North American Rights to “Deiji Meets Girl”

    A Short Anime Television Series from Ushio Tazawa

    GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, announced today it has acquired the North American distribution rights for DEIJI MEETS GIRL, the short anime series directed by Ushio Tazawa, with animation from LIDENFILMS.

    The series premiered at the 25th Fantasia International Film Festival, and was released as 90 second weekly episodes broadcast on Japanese television networks. Ushio Tazawa has previously worked as an animation director and key animator for various acclaimed anime projects, including Makoto Shinkai’s your name. and The Place Promised in Our Early Days, as well as Masaaki Yuasa’s Mind Game. GKIDS will release DEIJI MEETS GIRL theatrically this year.


    Maise is stuck spending the summer after her first-year of high school helping out at her family’s hotel in the sleepy seaside town, but things become a little less sleepy once Ichiro, a mysterious young man, checks into the hotel. It seems as if only Maise and Ichiro can see the strange, sudden apparitions: the hotel lobby and the room transforming into an aquarium, a giant tree erupting from the floor or the rowdy monsters laying claim to the hotel restaurant. Maise vows to figure out not just what’s causing these odd occurrences but why Ichiro has come to this remote town in the first place.

    Directed by acclaimed, rising talent Ushio Tazawa, Deiji Meets Girl was originally broadcast in Japan as a 12-part series of short episodes.

    Title: Deiji Meets Girl

    Country: Japan

    Studio: LIDENFILMS

    Year: 2021

    Run time: 12 x 90 sec Episodes

    Copyright: ©NaminoueSeinendan/Deji Meets Girl Committee.


  • #2
    We'll be bringing Ushio Tazawa and LIDENFILMS' series DEIJI MEETS GIRL to theaters this year! Tazawa is known for his work on Makoto Shinkai's YOUR NAME and THE PLACE PROMISED IN OUR EARLY DAYS, as well as Masaaki Yuasa's MIND GAME.
    About #DeijiMeetsGirl: The summer after her first year of high school, Maise is stuck working at her family’s hotel. When mysterious Ichiro checks in, the two begin seeing fantastic apparitions. Maise vows to uncover the source of the visions, and Ichiro's purpose for visiting.
    Originally broadcast in Japan as a 12-part series of short episodes, DEIJI MEETS GIRL will screen in North American theaters this year!
    Wonder if this will get bundled with another theatrical release GKIDS is doing, twelve 90 second shorts only amounts to about 20 minutes worth of content.
    Last edited by Rootsofjustice; 04-28-2022, 10:09 AM.


    • #3
      Originally posted by Rootsofjustice View Post
      Wonder if this will get bundled with another theatrical release GKIDS is doing, twelve 90 second shorts only amounts to about 20 minutes worth of content.
      It will likely be screening with Summer Ghost (45 minutes). Both are from Avex.

      EDIT: I accidently posted my last post in the wrong thread. I moved it and for some reason it became the top post when it should be the second one. I can't seem to fix it.
      Last edited by WTK; 04-28-2022, 12:42 PM.


      • #4
        It's a sunny summer double feature!

        The exclusive premiere screening for FORTUNE FAVORS LADY NIKUKO will be followed by the theatrical presentation of Ushio Tazawa's short series DEIJI MEETS GIRL!

        Catch both only in theaters June 2.



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