April 28, 2022

GKIDS Acquires North American Rights to “Deiji Meets Girl”

A Short Anime Television Series from Ushio Tazawa

GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, announced today it has acquired the North American distribution rights for DEIJI MEETS GIRL, the short anime series directed by Ushio Tazawa, with animation from LIDENFILMS.

The series premiered at the 25th Fantasia International Film Festival, and was released as 90 second weekly episodes broadcast on Japanese television networks. Ushio Tazawa has previously worked as an animation director and key animator for various acclaimed anime projects, including Makoto Shinkai’s your name. and The Place Promised in Our Early Days, as well as Masaaki Yuasa’s Mind Game. GKIDS will release DEIJI MEETS GIRL theatrically this year.

SYNOPSIS

Maise is stuck spending the summer after her first-year of high school helping out at her family’s hotel in the sleepy seaside town, but things become a little less sleepy once Ichiro, a mysterious young man, checks into the hotel. It seems as if only Maise and Ichiro can see the strange, sudden apparitions: the hotel lobby and the room transforming into an aquarium, a giant tree erupting from the floor or the rowdy monsters laying claim to the hotel restaurant. Maise vows to figure out not just what’s causing these odd occurrences but why Ichiro has come to this remote town in the first place.

Directed by acclaimed, rising talent Ushio Tazawa, Deiji Meets Girl was originally broadcast in Japan as a 12-part series of short episodes.

Title: Deiji Meets Girl

Country: Japan

Studio: LIDENFILMS

Year: 2021

Run time: 12 x 90 sec Episodes

Copyright: ©NaminoueSeinendan/Deji Meets Girl Committee.

www.GKIDS.com/DeijiMeetsGirl

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