On the official site for the original film director saku sakamoto, Amrita no Kyouen (Amrita Festival), the voice cast was announced and the premiere is scheduled for May 26, 2023 in theaters in Japan. The press release also included some pictures from the main film, and it should be remembered that it is a spin-off and a prequel to the original film. Aragne no Mushikago (Aragne: Vermillion Sign).
It should be remembered that the premiere was originally scheduled for 2021, but was delayed due to complications arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. The same as Aragne no MushikagoSakamoto is single-handedly producing the new anime film – he is producing the original concept, as well as writing, animating and directing the project, and composing the soundtrack. Few anime productions longer than sixty minutes have been produced by a one-man production team in the past.
Sakamoto ran a successful crowdfunding campaign to help fund the anime. Aragne no Mushikago on the Japanese crowdfunding platform makuake. The project reached its goal of 2 million yen (about US$17,800) in March 2017. The team then ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to get an English translation and get funds to screen the film at festivals. The campaign ran from September to October 2017, and the film was shown at the Montreal Fantasy Festival (Canada) in July 2018.
Voice was cast
- Mayo Upper as the protagonist, Tamahi.
- Mamiko No as Aki, Tamahi’s friend.
- MoeMi like Yuu, a classmate.
Summary of Aragne no Mushikago
Life could be better for Rin, a shy and anxious college student. The apartment she is renting is not the sunny palace that the rental ads suggested. The housing complex is dilapidated, dingy, and haunted by troubled souls lurking in dark corners. Terrible crimes occur in the surrounding area. And a smiling stranger makes his stirring presence known. Beyond all that, Rin is noticing that something even more sinister is unfolding, something at the cursed crossroads of mythology, monstrosity and medical science. Wanting to find out more, Rin visits the library, where she meets a young clerk who sympathizes with her. But what she learns doesn’t leave her alone.
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