On the official site for the director’s original film saku sakamoto, Amrita no Kyouen (The Feast of Amrita), the voice cast was announced and it was confirmed that the premiere is scheduled for May 26, 2023 in theaters in Japan. The press release also included several stills from the feature film, and it should be remembered that it is a spin-off project and a prequel to the original film. Aragne no Mushikago (Aragne: Sign of Vermillion).
It should be remembered that the premiere was originally scheduled for the year 2021, but was delayed due to complications arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. The same as Aragne no MushikagoSakamoto is single-handedly producing the new anime film – he is producing the original concept, as well as writing, animating and directing the project, and composing the soundtrack. Few anime productions longer than sixty minutes have featured a one-man production team in the past.
Sakamoto ran a successful crowdfunding campaign to help finance the anime. Aragne no Mushikago on the Japanese crowdfunding platform makuake. The project reached its goal of 2 million yen (about US$17,800) in March 2017. The staff then ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to secure an English translation and funds to screen the film at festivals. The campaign ran from September to October 2017, and the film was screened at the Montreal Fantasy Festival (Canada) in July 2018.
- Maaya Uchida as the protagonist, Tamahi.
- Mamiko Noto as Aki, Tamahi’s friend.
- MoeMi like Yuu, a classmate.
Synopsis for Aragne no Mushikago
Life could be better for shy and anxious college student Rin. The apartment she has rented is not the sunny palace the rental ads suggested. The housing complex is dilapidated, dingy, and haunted by troubled souls lurking in dark corners. Horrible crimes take place in the surrounding area. And a smiling stranger makes her unsettling presence known. Beyond all of this, Rin is realizing that something even more sinister is manifesting, something at the cursed crossroads of mythology, monstrosity, and medical science. Determined to find out more, Rin visits the library, where she meets a young clerk who likes her. But what she learns from her does not leave her alone.
Font: Comic Natalie