GKIDS has announced that it will screen the original short anime Deiji Meets Girl in theaters in 2022. The anime premiered on Japanese television on October 1, 2021. Deiji Meets Girl had 12 90-second weekly episodes.
The story is set in motion one summer when Maise Higa, a listless first-year high school girl who works part-time at the front desk of her family’s hotel in Okinawa, meets an “Ichirō Suzuki,” a mysterious youth who came alone from Tokyo as a hotel guest. Since Suzuki’s arrival, “dëji” things have been happening around Maise, like fish swimming around the room or a giant banyan tree smashing through the hotel ceiling. (“Dëji” is an Okinawan word that means “totally” or “very.”)
Deiji Meets Girl had its international premiere as a closing-day screening of Montreal’s 25th Fantasia International Film Festival in August 2021.