Blue Giant movie’s official website posted a new trailer and poster for the movie this Friday. The trailer reveals details about the main cast and other staff members.
The movie is set to release in Japan on February 17, 2023.
- Director: Yuzuru Tachikawa. He is known for his works like Death Parade, Mob Psycho 100 (seasons 1-3), and Deca-Dence.
- Music Composer and Sawabe’s piano: Hiromi Uehara, a world-renowned pianist.
- Dai’s Saxophone: Tomoaki Baba
- Shunji Tamada’s Drums: Shun Ishikawa, drummer of the band Millennium Parade.
- Screenplay: Editor of the Blue Giant and Blue Giant Supreme Manga.
The cast members include (left to right in the image above):
- Amane Okayama as Shunji Tamada, Dai’s schoolmate. Okayama is popular for his roles in the live-action Kingdom 2, Poetry Angel, and Love Disease.
- Yuki Yamada as Dai Miyamoto, the protagonist, and saxophonist. Yamada is popular for his roles in live-action Tokyo Revngers, Shoplifters, and One Piece Film Red.
- Shōtarō Mamiya as Yukinori Sawabe, a pianist that protagonist Dai Miyamoto meets in Tokyo. Mamiya is popular for his roles in the live-action Tokyo Revngers, and Mr. Nietzsche in the Convenience Store.
- Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Yūichi Takahashi
- Main Animators: Toshiyuki Komaru, Takao Maki
- Concert Scene Direction: Hiromatsu Shu, Satoshi Kimura, Kiyoshi Hirose, Yuzuru Tachikawa
- Prop Design: Takao Maki, Natsuki Yokoyama
- Art Director: Satoru Hirayanagi
- Color Key Artist: Yoshinori Horikawa
- Director of Photography: Kasumi Tōgō
- 3D CGI Director: Masato Takahashi
- Editing: Kiyoshi Hirose
Seven Seas Entertainment is publishing the Blue Giant manga, and they describe the story as:
“Miyamoto Dai, a student with a taste for basketball, changes his life the first time he sees a live jazz performance. The incredible music strikes a chord deep inside him, and he immediately decides to dedicate himself to the saxophone. He has no skills, no formal training, and no idea what he’s up against, but his obsession drives him to play that instrument day after day. Will passion be enough to become the player of his dreams? This award-winning manga from Shinichi Ishizuka, compiled into five omnibus volumes for its English debut, is a pitch-perfect drama about the power of music.”