Masashi ANDO 安藤雅司

Masayuki MIYAJI 宮地昌幸

The Deer King

鹿の王 ユナと約束の旅

Nippon Animation   ³ 

The kingdoms of Zol and Akhafa are at bitter war when a deadly disease stops the invasion of the all-powerful Zol and leads to a seemingly peaceful coexistence. Many years later, Zol is once again stricken by the mysterious plague. Van, a former soldier from Akhafa, and the young girl Yuna set out to find a cure.

鹿の王 ユナと約束の旅
Shika no o Yuna to yakusoku no tabi

Japan 2021

113 minutes

About Masashi ANDO

Masashi ANDO, born in Hiroshima in 1969, applied successfully for a job at Studio Ghibli while still studying at Nihon University College of Art. He became the chief animation director for such films as PRINCESS MONONOKE (1997) and SPIRITED AWAY (2001 / NC ’03). THE DEER KING (2021 / NC ’23) is his directorial debut.

About Masayuki MIYAJI

Masayuki MIYAJI, born in Kamakura in 1976, also started his career at Studio Ghibli and worked in such positions as assistant director to Hayao MIYAZAKI for SPIRITED AWAY (2001 / NC ’03). The anime series XAM’D: LOST MEMORIES (2008-2009) was his first work as a director.

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