Earlier today, Pony Canyon hosted an industry panel at Anime NYC. During the event, the publisher announced that rhythm game DEEMO will get an anime film adaptation, titled DEEMO The Movie. An official website for the project opened its doors, which features The first cast and crew members, a key visual, and a trailer for the film. We break the details down below.
The two-and-a-half minute promo introduces the main story for DEEMO, with text superimposed over short clips from the main feature. The film’s theme song, which has yet to receive a title, kicks in at the 1:20 mark.
The image features lead character Alice, slowly descending upon DEEMO’s world.
Shuhei Matsushita will direct the project at SIGNAL.MD, with Mebachi providing character designs. Junichi Fujisaku and Bun-o Fujisawa are writing the screenplay.
Yuki Kajiura will compose the film’s theme song.
Other confirmed crew members include:
- Original Story: Rayark Inc.
- Image Board : Yoshitsugi Yoshida
- Art : Hiromasa Ogura
- Art Setting: Taiyo Yoshida
- Color Design: Yumiko Katayama
- CG Dnimation Director: Hiroshi Suzuki
- Modeling Supervisor: Shunsuke Imaizumi
- Technical Director: Kouichirou Tamura
- 3DCG Production: Bros
- Composting: Hisashi Ezura
- Composting: Akira Saitoh
- Editing: Yoshinori Murakami
- Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
- Sound Production: Magic Capsule
- Assistant Director: Yoshihiro Hiramine
- General Director: Junichi Fujisaku
- Production: SIGNAL.MD
- Production: Production I.G
- Produced by: PONY CANYON
Ayana Taketatsu will perform in the film, though her role has yet to be revealed as of press time.
Pony CANYON describes DEEMO The Movie as:
Alone in the castle, a figure plays a piano… Deemo.
One day, a girl falls from the sky
A castle littered with mysterious inhabitants
A sacred tree growing by the melody of piano
A girl with no memory And Deemo
A gentle story that will touch your heart
DEEMO: the rhythm game cerished around the world
Adapted for feature film.
DEEMO: The Movie is based on rhythm game DEEMO by Rayark Games and Esquadra (NS). The title launched on iOS and Android in 2013, before being ported to Sony’s PlayStation Vita (2015) and Nintendo’s Switch (2017) consoles. As of October 2014, the title has seen more than seven million downloads on the Apple App Store.