Long time Otomo friend and collaborator director Rintaro (りんたろう) will debut his latest work in 14 years, titled NEZUMIKOZO JIROKICHI (鼠小僧次郎吉), a 25 minute long animated manga-movie tribute to Sadao Yamanaka (山中貞雄) a Japanese film director and screenwriter who directed 26 films between 1932 and 1938. Katsuhiro Otomo was involved as the character designer in the film.
The premiere will take place on march 20, 2023 at the 1st NIIGATA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (第1回新潟国際アニメーション映画祭) in Niigata Civic Plaza (新潟市民プラザ). The festival will take place from March 17 to 22 and tickets are already on sale in the festival's website.
In addition to this and many other animated works the festival will pay tribute to Otomo's filmmaker career presenting a retrospective of his works.
■AKIRA (Digitally Remastered Edition)
Cine Wind / March 18 / 12:40 pm
Cine Wind / March 20 / 3:00 pm
Cine Wind / March 19 / 10:00 am
Cine Wind / March 21 / 4:40 pm
Cine Wind / March 19 / 12:15 pm
Cine Wind / March 21 / 10:00 am
Cine Wind / March 19 / 4:40 pm
Cine Wind / March 21 / 7:00 pm
■NEZUMIKOZO JIROKICHI (鼠小僧次郎吉)
Niigata Citizen Plaza / March 20 / 12:00 pm