Anime Factory, the Koch Media-owned label that encompasses the best of the Anime, film and home video offering, is proud to announce that the highly anticipated film The Deer King – The Deer King by Masashi Ando & Masayuki Miyaji – presented in Italian preview at Cartoons on the Baythe international animation festival promoted by RAI and organized by RAI Com – è da available today in 226 cinemas in a special event until 29 June 2022.
Made by the famous Production IG studio and presented in world premiere at the Annecy International Animation Festival 2021, The Deer King – The Deer Kingbased on the novels of 2015 Taisho Award winner Nahoko Uehashi, is a majestic fantasy epic, which marks the directorial debut of Masashi Ando – who in the role of director of animations in Studio Ghibli masterpieces such as Princess Mononoke And The enchanted cityand in modern cult like Paprika And Your Name., helped shape the world of modern animation – joined by Masayuki Miyaji, former assistant director on the Oscar®-winning film The enchanted city.
The story takes place in a feudal world where a great empire over the years has subjugated and annexed various kingdoms. The one who was strenuously opposed to his domination is Van, leader of the warriors lined up against the invasion. Finished in chains, he became a slave assigned to the salt mines. One night a pack of wolves enters the mines causing panic. All those who are bitten end up getting infected and dying, except Van who manages to escape and during the escape saves a little girl, Yuna, who also mysteriously survived the “Mittsal”, the plague carried by wolves. Assisted by the doctor and researcher Hossal, he began to investigate the disease, which in the meantime has also affected the court. But the blood of the survivors could form the basis for the long-awaited cure, and for this Van and Yuna will be the subject of a frantic manhunt.