Tatsuki Fujimoto’s “Look Back” Anime Film Adaptation Director Reveals His Extreme Working Conditions

Look Back’s anime film adaptation is coming on June 28, 2024.

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Tatsuki Fujimoto’s manga Look Back has received an anime adaptation, which is being directed by Kiyotaka Oshiyama.

In an open remark, Oshiyama said, “I was working on the film until noon yesterday. I didn’t have any clothes to wear for this event, so I worked hard and bought them at night.”

He also revealed that working on the film felt like a triathlon but was thrilling.

Oshiyama said that he has been staying in the office for the last two and a half years during the movie’s production and finally slept at his own house yesterday.

The anime film adaptation of the manga Look Back will premiere on June 28, 2024, in Japan.

The staff and cast details of the Look Back anime film are as follows:

Staff members:

  • Director: Kiyotaka Oshiyama
  • Screenplay: Kiyotaka Oshiyama
  • Music: Haruka Nakamura
  • Original creator: Tatsuki Fujimoto
  • Character Design: Kiyotaka Oshiyama
  • Art Director: Kiyoshi Sameshima
  • Sound Director: Eriko Kimura
  • Director of Photography: Kazuto Izumita
  • Assistant Art Director: Takashi Omori, Yoshio Harisaki
  • Color design: Maya Kusumoto
  • Editing: Kiyoshi Hirose
  • Theme Song Composition: Haruka Nakamura (ED)
  • Theme Song Performance: Urara (ED)
  • Animation Production: Studio Durian

Cast members:

  • Mizuki Yoshida as Kyomoto
  • Yūmi Kawai as Fujino

About Look Back:

Look Back is a Japanese one-shot web manga written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto. It was published on Shueisha’s Shōnen Jump+ in July 2021.

The anime film adaptation was first announced on February 13, 2024.

Viz Media publishes the English version of the Look Back manga and describes it as:

The overly confident Fujino and the shut-in Kyomoto couldn’t be more different, but a love of drawing manga brings these two small-town girls together. A poignant story of growing up and moving forward that only Tatsuki Fujimoto, the creator of Chainsaw Man, could have crafted.