We are honored to show a first look at the feature film “Child of Kamiari Month” at Anime Expo Lite – our online event for 2021!
Join prolific anime producer, Michihiko Suwa (Detective Conan, City Hunter, Inuyasha, Magic Knight Rayearth) as he shares his latest project, the upcoming feature film “Child of Kamiari Month.” Based on Japanese mythology, this feature film takes you to the root of the island’s history and explores what it means to follow destiny. Suwa will be joined by writer Toshinari Shinohe and fellow producer Uko Oshia.
When: Saturday, July 3 at 2:45 PM PDT
This is a story of a 12-year-old girl, Kanna, born to be a descendant of the gods. Her family has a mission to deliver offerings from all over Japan to the gods’ gathering in Izumo. Although Kanna’s mother was to complete the mission, her passing prompted Kanna to finish the rest, hoping she could reunite with her dead mother in the Gods’ land at the end of her journey.
What is Kamiari Month?
Japanese people believe that gods dwell in various things. There are gods of the water, wood, and even gods that keep us safe from the virus. Every October, thousands of gods leave their places of residence to gather in the Izumo region to have a conference. As such, October is also called Kamiari month— only in the Izumo region— which means the month with gods, and Kannazuki— in every other region— which means the month without gods.
About Michihiko Suwa
Michiko Suwa is a leading planner and producer best known for a number of series including “Case Closed” (Detective Conan), “City Hunter”, “YAWARA!”, “The New Kindaichi Files,””InuYasha”, “Black Jack”, and “Magic Knight Rayearth”. He was awarded the “Fujimoto Special Reward” for the “Case Closed”(Detective Conan) movie series. He is a member of the Japan Academy and is supervising the feature film animation, “Child of Kamiari Month” (“Kamiariduki-no-kodomo”).
About Toshinari Shinohe
Toshinari Shinohe is a planner, storyboard writer, and communications director for the feature film animation “Child of Kamiari Month” (“Kamiaritsuki-no-kodomo”). He established “Cretica Universal” 10 years ago, and established communications paths in various industries such as filmmakers, comics, and theme parks.
He has overseen the following notable projects:
- Premieres including “Cinderella”, “GODZILLA” and more
- Collaboration works including “‘Little Prince’ in ‘TOYOTA'”, “‘Napping Princess’ x ‘KURASHIKI'”, and more
- Start-up project including “TOYOTA ANIME CINEMA FESTIVAL”.
About Uko Oshia
Uko Oshia ( Born November 11, 1982) started his career as a film producer after establishing the production company, GUM Co., Ltd. His first two films as a producer were “Smokin’ on the Moon” (2017) and “Show Me the Way to the Station” (in 2019). His latest project, “Child of Kamiari Month” is scheduled to release in Autumn of 2021.
Anime Expo Lite 2021 will stream via Tixr July 3-4, with additional content available via VOD July 5-16. All proceeds will benefit the commUNITY Action Fund by Hate Is A Virus.