On the official Twitter account for the filming of novels by Nahoko Uehashi, Shika no ouwho will bear the title Shika no Ou: Yuna to Yakusoku (The Stag King: Yuna and the Promised Journey) it was announced that the premiere has been postponed indefinitely due to the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic. The premiere was scheduled for September 10th in cinemas in Japan and a new date will be announced shortly.

Shika no Ou: Yuna to Yakusoku

This is not the first delay in this feature film after it was postponed from its originally scheduled premiere for September 2020 for "various reasons". Kadokawa He originally published the novel in two simultaneous volumes, published in September 2014, and then republished the now-distributed series in four volumes between June and July 2017.


  • Shinichi-Tsutsumi as Van, a lone fighter who survives a mysterious illness that leads to death.
  • Ryoma Takeuchi as Hohsalle, a brilliant doctor in search of a cure for an illness.
  • Anne as Sae, a skilled warrior trying to track down Van.

Production team

  • Masashi Andou (Kimi no Na wa, Momo e no Tegami, Mononoke Hime) is responsible for directing the feature film in the studios Production IG
  • Masayuki miyaji (Bounen no Xamdou, fuse: Teppou Musume no Torimonochou) is responsible for the assistant director, while Ando is also responsible for the character design.
  • Taku kishimoto (Boku dake ga Inai Machi, Fugou Keiji: Balance: Unlimited, Haikyuu !!) is responsible for writing and maintaining the scripts.

Shika no Ou synopsis

Van is the leader of a group of soldiers who were ready to die fighting for their country before a great empire that they wanted to rule and annex to its territory. Instead of dying, however, Van is taken as a slave and taken to work in the salt mines. One night a pack of mysterious dogs attack the salt mines and cause a mysterious disease.

During the attack, Van takes the opportunity to escape, but meets a girl. Meanwhile, rumors are spreading elsewhere that immigrants bring a mysterious disease with them and should be avoided. Medic Hossal then decides to risk his life to find a cure for the mysterious disease, while other doctors analyze a father and son who appear to have survived the consequences. The novels then tell the interconnected stories and connections between those struggling against this cruel fate.

Source: Official Twitter account

© 2020 の 王 」製作 委員会

About the Author

Sweety Otaku

One of the best parts of watching anime is how many times a show can surprise you. Sometimes for good, sometimes for bad. But if the Otaku know one thing, it's that anything is possible.

View All Articles