Tsurune: the trailer for the anime movie about traditional Japanese archery is online

Kyoto Animation released the first trailer for Tsurune: Kazemai Kōkō Kyūdō-bu, anime film of the Tsurune franchise born from the series of novels written by Kotoko Ayano.

The promotional video reveals that the feature film, directed by Takuya Yamamura at the Kyoto Animation studios, it will debut in Japan in 2022, while no information has been revealed about the distribution outside the Japanese borders.

Tsurune trailer: Kazemai Kōkō Kyūdō-bu

The franchise has already given rise to an anime series (prequel to the film) which premiered in Japan on the channel NHK-General in October 2018.

As recalled by ANN, Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime which was streamed on Crunchyroll and HIDIVE (with an English dub) while airing in Japan. The same Sentai Filmworks released the anime on home video in January 2020, an edition that also included an OAV and an episode (the 14th) never aired on TV.

Tsurune’s story follows the events of Minato Narumiya, a kid who is fascinated by the kyūdō, traditional Japanese archery and the sound of arrows when they are shot, or the “tsurune”.

After practicing this discipline during middle school, Minato ends up walking away from it.

However, once he enrolled in high school the passion flourishes again thanks to some old companions and a new teacher who will prepare him for the prestigious tournament of the prefecture.

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