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Introduction  

Saku Sakamoto, an animation artist who worked on the digital effects of Mamoru Oshii's “Innocence / Ghost in the Shell2” and the ending movie of the game “Tekken Tag Tournament 2” (PS3, etc.). This film an animated film made by his alone, with five roles of director, animation, original work, screenplay and music.

It has been said that there are almost no attempts to “create alone” high-quality animation with a feature length of more than 60 minutes.

This work was officially screened at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival “Midnight Special”, was nominated for the Grand Competition Feature Film of Zagreb International Animation Film Festival, and was nominated for the “Kon-Satashi Award” at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Officially screened at many international film festivals.

A world of fear colored by nightmare visual beauty is drawn.

Starring popular voice actor Kana Hanazawa ("Godzilla: Monster planet" “Bakemonogatari” “PSYCHO-PASS”).

Producer’s Osamu Fukutani known for horror works such as movie's " THE SCALLY FOLKROE" starred by Mikako Tabe and NintendoDS's horror game  “Twilight Syndrome / The Forbidden Urban Legends ".

(2018 / Japan movie / HD / 5.1 ch / 74 minutes)

 

Story 

On an old factory site lies a menacingly large apartment building in the outskirts of town.

As of recent, the area is plagued by rumors of paranormal activity following the discovery of a female high school student's corpse.

 

A shy female university student, Rin, moved into the city recently. One night, she witnesses a large bug breaking free from an arm of an elderly woman who was being carried away in an ambulance. 

 

Curious about the bug she saw, Rin looks for answers in the library, and meets folklore scholar, Tokiyo, to find out that there have been many sightings in the past of these strange bugs in this area. 

These bugs are called "spirit bugs", and have had its existence kept a secret since the ancient times. People that have witnessed these "bugs" will result in having ominousomens and dying an unnatural death, thus many call it the "Curse of the Bug". 

Rin terrified of the curse, meets Nasuha, a middle schooler who emits a strange aura, and Saion, a shaman, while being cornered in by these bugs and strange occurrences.

 

However, Rin finds out that in order to solve this she herself must face her past that has been sealed away... 

What kind of fate awaits Rin?! And what is the horrific secret hidden that lies within?!

 

Charactor&Cast

​Rin 
An 18-year-old female college student who moves into a housing complex. She is timid and withdrawn, but in order to break away from her past, she tries to solve the mystery of the mystery hidden in the housing complex.
CV. Kana Hanazawa
 
 
Many of her works include
"PSYCHO-PASS Psychopath"
(Tsunemori Akane) and
"Bakemonogatari"
(Senigoku Nadeko).
They are very popular not only
in Japan but also overseas.
She made her solo debut as a singer in 2012. She will release her new album "Coco Base" on February 20, 2019, and hold her first solo performance as a Japanese singer "KANA HANAZAWA Concert 2019 in SHANGHAI" at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China on April 14, 2019. She has gained popularity in China as a voice actor in animated films and made a guest appearance on Beijing Television's special program "2019 BTV Universal's New Year's Snow and Ice Festival" at the end of last year, which drew a great response, and her one-woman show in China was realized in response to a strong demand from local fans. 
​Nasuha
A mysterious girl who appears in front of the heroine, Rin. She is good at dancing. Perhaps because of her complicated family situation, she has a mature and calm demeanor for her age of 14.
 
CV. Ayana Shiramoto
She is half Japanese and half Belarusian. She is a young actress who was chosen to play the heroine in "Kamen Rider Amazons Season 2". She has also become a hot topic of conversation as the MC of "Suiensa" and the commercial for "Fashion Center Shimamura Summer Yukata 2017". She made her voice acting debut with this work.
​Tokiyo
He is a researcher in ethnology. He gets to know Rin, who witnesses psychic bugs, and gives her advice on psychic phenomena. They are investigating a causal relationship between the past disasters around the housing complex and psychic bugs. 
 
CV. Yosuke Ito
In 2004, he made his debut in the role of Sen'ichi Enari in "Deka Green" and "Deka Ranger". His recent works are "Space Squad Gavan vs. Deca Ranger" and "Psychic Photo Club Movie". He is also active as a voice actor in "Memories of Marnie" and as a singer under the name "LITO", a solo project.
Saion
A sorcerer in Japanese dress.He is practicing a prayer art related to insects. He is a nature-oriented person who collects insects and grows them himself. He tries to find out the identity of the monster lurking in the housing complex. 
 
CV. Fukujuro Katayama
He made her voice acting debut after being selected through an audition to play the role of Yutaka Hoshino (Peko), the main character in "Ping Pong THE ANIMATION". In addition to his work as a voice actor and actor, he has performed as "Sumida Fukujuro", a narrator of hogaku-bayashi (traditional Japanese music), and has performed at the National Theatre of Japan and other theaters, as well as at performances and ball parties.
Mikaya
 A mysterious young man, dressed in a variety of outfits, makes secret moves around the housing complex. It is rumored to be the identity of the Man in the Black Hood, the real killer of a series of murders targeting young women....
CV. Shogo Batori
He is known for his role of Kazuma Shoji in "Card Fight!" He is a hot newcomer who passed the 10th Voice Actor Award Newcomer Discovery Audition after being nominated by a maximum of 15 companies. He also dubbed the role of Garrick in the movie "Rampage The Great Game of Thrones".
​Kirika
She is a housewife who lives in the same apartment complex as Rin. Her well-groomed appearance and gentle tone are impressive. The sight of her pushing a stroller suggests that she has a child.
 
CV. Yukari Fukui
She made her voice acting debut in the anime "Kareshi kanojo no jijou". She is known for his roles as Nia Teppelin in "Tengen toppa gurren lagann", Nono in "Top wo Nerae 2! ", and Raraiya Monday in "Gundam G No Reconguista ". Along with voice acting, she is also active as an actress, gravure idol and singer.
Dr.Terakubo
 A doctor who holds the key to the truth of the anomaly that occurred around the housing complex in the past. He is said to have orchestrated the filming of the recorded footage that was sealed in the dark, infusing the verification process himself.
CV. Takaya Hashi
He is known for his dubbing work, including Snape in the Harry Potter movies, Toki/Amiba in Shin Kyûseishu densetsu Hokuto no Ken, and Kakuzu in Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie. Recently, "Archer of Shinjuku" from the app "Fate/Grand Order" has become popular.
 

Staff   

Saku Sakamoto

(Director/Author/Screenwriter/Animator/Music producer)

 

 

Graduated from Tama Art University's Department of Graphic Design in 2000.

 

His short animated works such as Makafushigi ('00) and Fisherman ('02) were selected for the Hiroshima International Animation Festival and received the first place Kirin Art Award. Since then, he has received numerous awards and his work has been introduced internationally through more than 10 film festivals including the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

He began his career as a freelance animation creator in 2002 and has worked with short films, opening titles for TV shows, commercials, promotional videos, visual effects for movies, and as a director and art director. He soon mastered these techniques, thus earning him the nickname "transcendent painter".

Recent works include creating digital effects for GHOST IN THE SHELL2: Innocence directed by Mamoru Oshii and directing the original anime Mattsu, Yamma and Moburi: ―The mystery of the seven gems and the flying castle― and Mattsu, Yamma and Moburi 2: ―Navy's treasure and islands with mystery to be hunted- produced by Japanese animation studio ROBOT COMMUNICATIONS INC. (famous for the short movie La Maison en Petits Cubes that won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film and the games series Onimusha for its CG)to promote Japan's Ehime prefecture.

Other works include, directing director Takashi Shimizu's, famously known for The Grudge, horror movie Alter Ego's VFX and music, creating the ending movie for the Play Station 3 game Tekken Tag Tournament 2, and creating the opening sequence for the T.V. show THE Sekai Issan. 


 

Fishher Man(2003)
Mattsu, Yamma and Moburi: ―The mystery of the seven gems and the flying castle―
Mattsu, Yamma and Moburi 2: ―Navy's treasure and islands with mystery to be hunted―
Osamu Fukutani

(Producer)

 

 

Producer Osamu Fukutani is one of horror movie experts, including "Last Supper" awarded at Scottland International Horror Film Festival, "Suicide Manual", "The Scally Folkroe" etc. Besides film, he directed the NintendoDS horror game ‘Twilight Syndrome The Forbidden Urban Legends’ , and was also known as the original author, such as "SHIBUYA GHOST STORY", which was also filmized, "Spirit Photograph Club".
 

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