Garden of Remembrance, the short film by Naoko Yamada and Science SARU, has revealed its first teaser trailer. The 18-minute film is scheduled for release in 2024 in Japan. The film was previously screened at Scotland Loves Anime and the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. The teaser was uploaded with the words “That flower is what connects you and me”. slogan. Annecy’s List introduced the plot as follows:
The anemone flower that “I” like. A precious flower holds memories that bind “You” and “I” together. A story that symbolizes “I”, “You”, “Childhood Friend” and our goodbyes.
The film was announced in 2022. Naoko Yamada is both the director and scriptwriter. Etsuko Mizusawa is the character designer, Moaang is the animation director and Lovely Summer Chan is the music composer. Avex Pictures is producing the film.
Yamada and Science SARU are also collaborating on the upcoming Kimi no Iro movie coming out next year. Yamada is one of the youngest animators to have the opportunity to direct anime at Kyoto Animation studio. K-On was her directorial debut and she went on to work on Tamako Market, Liz and the Blue Bird, A Silent Voice, etc. She left KyoAni in 2020. Her first work with Science SARU was The Heike Story (2021).
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