HOUSENKA Original Anime Film Announced!

Baku Kinoshita and Kazuya Konomoto team up!

The production of a new original anime movie “HOUSENKA” by anime studio CLAP have been announced. Odd Taxi director Kinoshita and scriptwriter Komoto are in charge of directing, character design, and writing. At the same time, an image visual has been released.

Official posts:

Director, Character Design: Baku Kinoshita
Original Concept, Script: Kazuya Konomoto
Concept Art: Michinoku Toge
Planning & Production: CLAP

Additionally, it was announced that “HOUSENKA” will be featured in the “Work in Progress” program at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2024, scheduled to take place from June 9 to 15. According to Annecy, the film has a runtime of 90 minutes and is described as follows.

Autumn 2023. Akutsu, an elderly inmate serving life in prison, is on the verge of a lonely death in his single cell. A flower, touch-me-not, that can talk like humans says to him, “What a rotten life you had.” Through their “conversation”, Akutsu starts reflecting on his past. Summer 1986. Akutsu is living with Nana, a woman six years his junior, and her son Kensuke in a shabby apartment with a garden full of touch-me-nots. A one-night victorious comeback by a dying yakuza, and the story of his family recounted by a flower that blooms in prison.

Source: Comic Natalie

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