GKIDS Licenses The Deer King Anime Film

The Fandom Post is reporting that GKIDS has licensed The Deer King anime film.

The film is directed by Masashi Ando based on the screenplay by Taku Kishimoto. Masayuki Miyaji is serving as an assistant director while Ando is also handling the character designs. Production I.G. is working on the animation production.

The story of The Deer King is described as:

The tribal homelands of the “Lost Antlers” are under siege — they’ve become the latest target of the Empire, an oppressive and unsurmountable enemy. Van leads his warriors into a losing battle all the same, quickly finding himself enslaved, toiling away at a salt mine. A chance for freedom comes one night when a mysterious pack of wild dogs attacks, and Van escapes the mine with a young girl, whom he takes under his protection. However, the wild dogs brought more than Van’s freedom: they carried a devastating plague with them, which begins to spread throughout the land. With an even greater enemy in sight, Van unites with the genius doctor Hohsalle and others to unravel the secrets of the plague and find a cure.

Source: The Fandom Post

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