Chainsaw Man Fame Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Look Back Gets an Anime Movie

poster of Look Back
In Short
  • Studio Dorian is producing an anime movie based on the Look Back one-shot by Tatsuki Fujimoto, the author of Chainsaw Man.
  • This coming-of-age drama film will be directed by the well-known filmmaker Kiyotaka Oshiyama.
  • Look Back anime film is scheduled to release on June 28, 2024, in Japan. No international release date has been announced.

Earlier this year, Eiichiro Oda’s one-shot manga, Monsters, received an anime adaptation. With this latest news, it looks like 2024 might be the best year for the Mangakas, as we are getting yet another anime adaptation of a one-shot manga. This time, Chainsaw Man creator Tatsuki Fujimoto’s “Look Back” one-shot is getting an anime movie from Studio Dorian.

Look Back Anime Movie Release Date

Poster of Look Back anime movie by Studio Dorian.
Image Courtesy: Look Back by Studio Dorian (X/@Crunchyroll)

Fujimoto sensei was well-known for his one-shot manga before Chainsaw Man became a mega-hit, animated by MAPPA Studios. But now, one of his best works has received the green light to get an anime movie adaptation.

Recently, one of the best arcs in CSM also received a movie adaptation titled Reze Arc. Hence, this is going to be a double delight to Fujimoto fans.

The Look Back project is helmed by Kiyotaka Oshiyama and Studio Dorian. Furthermore, Look Back is confirmed to be released on June 28, 2024, in Japan. There is no word on the international release just yet. The announcement came in the form of a teaser, which you can watch here:

Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Look Back Plot

This is a coming-of-age drama by Tatsuki Fujimoto. The official plot of the one-shot is:

The overly confident Fujino and the shut-in Kyomoto couldn’t be more different, but a love of drawing manga brings these two small-town girls together. However, a horrible event awaits them which will disrupt their lives forever.

Look Back Anime Film: Production Team

This anime movie features an extraordinary cast of people who will bring Fujimoto’s one-shot to life.

  • Creator: Tatsuki Fujimoto (known for Chainsaw Man, Fire Punch, Sayonara Eri)
  • Director/ Screenplay/ Character Design: Kiyotaka Oshiyama (known for Gurren Lagann, The Wind Rises, Ouran High School Host Club, etc.)
  • Animation Studio: Studio Dorian

Fujimoto sensei, of course, is as excited as the fans. He shared an official comment about the movie and said:

This work was created in order to force myself to digest what was inside me that I couldn’t digest. I don’t know if I was able to draw it or not, but I am grateful that so many people were involved in turning this work into a movie. – Tatsuki Fujimoto

Furthermore, “Director Oshiyama is a monster animator that most anime otakus don’t know about, so as an otaku, I’m looking forward to seeing this work on screen,” he added.

The number of anime coming in 2024 keeps increasing and is a delight for fans. I’m looking forward to this movie later this year. Stay tuned for updates about its international release. That said, have you read this one-shot by Fujimoto sensei? Let us know in the comments below.

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