Anime Limited have announced that Masashi Ando’s directorial debut The Deer King will head to selected UK cinemas from July 27th.
Masashi Ando’s resume features the likes of Chief Animation Director on films from Studio Ghibli including Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. He was also Animation Director for Satoshi Kon’s Paprika and Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name.
The Deer King will be shown in selected cinemas nationwide from 27th July 2022 in Japanese with English subtitles, as well as an English-language dub from 28th July 2022. The film is rated 15.
AboutThe Deer King In the aftermath of a brutal war, former soldier Van toils in a mine controlled by the ruling empire. One day, his solitary existence is upended when a pack of wild dogs carrying a deadly and incurable disease attack, leaving only Van and a young girl named Yuna as survivors. Finally free, the pair seek out a simple existence in the countryside but are pursued by nefarious forces. Intent on protecting Yuna at all costs, Van must uncover the true cause of the plague ravaging the kingdom—and its possible cure.