Anime Anthology Film ‘Modest Heroes’ Music to be Composed by Yasutaka Nakata & Other Music Veterans

15.August.2018 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

Studio Ponoc, formed by former Studio Ghibli lead film producer Yoshiaki Nishimura, is releasing its next animated movie after their debut release Mary and the Witch’s Flower (2017).

 

Modest Heroes is a three-part anime anthology film set for release in Japan on August 24. Several composers including DJ, record producer, songwriter Yasutaka Nakata (Capsule, Perfume, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu) have been unveiled to have worked on the movie’s soundtrack.

The film is split into three parts with different directors. Kanini & Kanino is a fantasy short directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi―who also directed Mary and the Witch’s Flower―and follows two crab brothers on a big adventure. Life Ain’t Gonna Lose is a drama short directed by animator Yoshiyuki Momose, a great talent who worked under the late Isao Takahata of Studio Ghibli. It’s based on a true story and tells a tale of love between a mother and a young boy. The final part, Invisible, is directed by veteran animator Akihiko Yamashita who is known for having worked on Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle. It focuses on the struggles of a lonely invisible man.

Modest Heroes features a voiceover cast of well-known actors and actress such as Joe Odagiri and Fumino Kimura. The soundtrack is composed by three huge names in music: film composer, pianist and singer-songwriter Takatsugu Muramatsu, music producer and keyboardist Masanori Shimada, and Yasutaka Nakata.

Which film short are you most looking forward to from the anthology?

 

■Information

Studio Ponoc – “Modest Heroes”

Release Date: August 24, 2018

“Kanini & Kanino” – Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi / Music: Takatsugu Muramatsu / Cast: Fumino Kimura, Rio Suzuki

“Life Ain’t Gonna Lose” – Director: Yoshiyuki Momose / Music: Masanori Shimada / Cast: Machiko Ono, Sota Shinohara, Kentaro Sakaguchi

“Invisible” – Director: Akihiko Yamashita / Music: Yasutaka Nakata / Cast: Joe Odagiri, Min Tanaka

 

Movie Trailer: https://youtu.be/e5HXDXM5S04

Official Website: http://www.ponoc.jp/eiyu/

 

©2018 STUDIO PONOC

 

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