Anime Movie Adaptation of ‘Hyakuemu.’ Manga Announced

The Annecy Work in Progress event at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival announced an anime movie adaptation of Uoto‘s Hyakuemu. manga on Thursday. The event also revealed a visual (pictured above) and the main staff. The movie will use 2D animation and rotoscoping. It is scheduled to be released in Japan in 2025.

Director: Kenji Iwaisawa (Ongaku)
Character Design, Animation Director: Keisuke Kojima (Tensei Kenja no Isekai Life: Dai-2 no Shokugyou wo Ete, Sekai Saikyou ni Narimashita)
Art Director: Keikankun Yamaguchi
Studio: Rock’n Roll Mountain
Producer: Akane Taketsugu (Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight), Yuusuke Terada (Asagao to Kase-san.), Yuuki Katayama (Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun)
Production: Pony Canyon, Asmik Ace, Tokyo Broadcasting System

Uoto serialized the sports manga in Magazine pocket from November 2018 to August 2019. Kodansha published the fifth and final volume in October that year.

Togashi is born to run. As a kid, he is naturally gifted and wins every 100-meter race without effort. But in sixth grade, he meets Komiya, a transfer student who is full of determination but lacks technique. In teaching him, Togashi gives Komiya a new purpose: to win no matter what. Years pass by, Togashi and Komiya meet again as rivals on the track and reveal their true selves. (Source: Annecy Festival)

Source: Animation Magazine

Hyakuemu on MAL

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