The studies Science SARU officially announced the director's next original anime project Naoko Yamadajustified Garden of Remembrance, at this year's Annecy International Animated Film Festival. Yamada and Science SARU presented the project as part of the festival's Work in Progress section for ongoing productions. The premiere is planned for 2023 in Japan.

Garden of Remembrance

Yamada is an experienced director in several works by Kyoto animationbefore leaving the study and proceeding to Science SARU as a director in 2021. There she directed Heike Monogatari (The Heike story), his first project with the studio, which premiered in September 2021. In Kyoto animationdirected some of the studio's most emblematic works, such as K ON!, Koe no Katachi (A silent voice), Liz to Aoi Tori (Liz and the blue bird), Tamako market Y Tamako Love Story. She was also the director of the series Hibike! euphonium (Sound! euphonium).

production team

  • Naoko Yamada (K-ON!, Tamako Market) leads the project in the studios Science SARU.
  • Etsuko Mizusawa (Moshimoshi, TerumiDesu.) is responsible for character design and animation direction.
  • Singer Beautiful summer chan is responsible for the composition of the soundtrack.

Description of Memory Garden

According to Eunyoung Choi, co-founder and producer of Science SARU, she approached Naoko Yamada with the idea of ​​making an anime short film focused on music. Yamada described the anime's theme as follows: "Someone thinks of someone where the fate of the heart is." Both Choi and Yamada developed keywords and concepts for the project and combined them into a single poem, Yamada produced the film, and Lovely Summer-chan composed the music to this poem. In the ad, Yamada described Lovely Summer-chan as an "invincible girl."

Yamada also noted that he commissioned the character designs from Mizusawa, and described the characters as "feeling like real, alive girls... almost so real that you feel like you can smell their nap drool and sink into their cuteness." . Yamada asked Mizusawa to draw the characters "chubby".

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(c) Garden of Remembrance -二つの部屋と花の庭-製作委員会

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