Yuzuru TACHIKAWA 立川譲

BLUE GIANT

Nippon Animation   ³ 

To fulfill his dreams of becoming a jazz saxophonist, Dai moves to Tokyo, where he forms a jazz trio with two young musicians. Based on the popular manga of the same title, director Yuzuru TACHIKAWA presents the young trio’s rocky path to a coveted gig at a legendary jazz club as a captivating mix between music film and coming-of-age story.

Japan 2023

120 minutes

Director
Yuzuru TACHIKAWA

Script
Number 8 based on a manga by Shinichi ISHIZUKA

Music
Hiromi UEHARA

About Yuzuru TACHIKAWA
立川譲

Yuzuru TACHIKAWA was born in Saitama Prefecture in 1981. After graduating from the Nihon University College of Art, he began working at the renowned animation studio Madhouse. He became known for directing the award-winning series DEATH PARADE (2015), MOB PSYCHO 100 (2016–2022), and DECA-DENCE (2020). He also directed two feature films in the DETECTIVE CONAN series: ZERO THE ENFORCER (2018) and BLACK IRON SUBMARINE (2023). His animated film BLUE GIANT (2023 / NC ’24) has been screened at various festivals, including the 2023 Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

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