Japan’s Gaga Boards ‘Ryoma! The Prince Of Tennis’ – Filmart – .
EXCLUSIVE: Japanese major Gaga will start selling the 3D animated feature Ryoma! The Prince of Tennis at the upcoming Filmart in Hong Kong (March 15-18).
The film is the first computer-generated 3D title that the studio has produced and distributed in its 35-year history. Gaga got into the animation business in 2016, working on titles like the Annie nominee Okko’s Inn by Kitaro Kosaka and Seven Days War by Yuta Murano, both of which have previously been shown in competition in Annecy.
The Prince Of Tennis is a 20-year-old comic series about middle school prodigy Ryoma who develops friendship and tennis techniques through intense matches against powerhouse players. With over 60 million copies sold, the original series has grown into a variety of media franchises including animation TV series, music stages, live-action films, and video games.
The new animation feature is a stand-alone original story by the original comic book writer Takeshi Konomi.
Filmart, one of the key markets in Asia, will take place virtually for the second year in a row due to the ongoing pandemic challenges. During the event, Gaga’s international sales team will also edit Kakegurui 2 (working title), a live-action film based on the bestselling comic book that is a sequel to the Kakegurui (2019) film, and the award-winning dystopian stop-motion animation Feature junk head.