Ladies and gentlemen, a special dual screening of CENCOROLL (2009) and CENCOROLL CONNECT (2019), both directed by Uki Atsuya, is coming to Singapore! It will be premiering in the country today in Cathay Cineplexes with Japanese audio and English subtitles.
CENCOROLL is directed, written, and animated by Uki Atsuya, with music by ryo (supercell), and features Japanese voice actors Kana Hanazawa, Hiro Shimono, and Ryohei Kimura. Featuring a massive creature that suddenly appears in the middle of town, some boys who can control the creature, and a curious and energetic girl with short hair, CENCOROLL pops from the screen with its wildly imaginative style and blows away audiences in its brief runtime. Creator Uki Atsuya, known for his character designs in Tsuritama and Digimon Adventure tri., created CENCOROLL almost entirely on his own, releasing it in 2009 and receiving passionate support from fans.
Now, the project appears again, breaking a 10-year silence in the form of CENCOROLL CONNECT, the legendary short combined with its direct sequel to form a single film. With carefully constructed visual style, unrestrained animation that is both delicate and brutal, and a larger world that invites you in and keeps you asking questions, CENCOROLL CONNECT loses none of the freshness that gave the original its impact, helping us rediscover Uki Atsuya’s artistic genius.
A boy named Tetsu watches lazily as a mysterious white creature appears atop a tall building. He names another one of the creatures “Cenco” and lives his life as a high school student secretly with it, using its ability to change its shape at will to remain hidden. However, one day a girl who goes to his school learns his secret and a mysterious boy named Shu appears and attacks Cenco, leading to an eruption of unexpected events…
It seems as though the disturbance is over when another girl named Kaname shows up looking for Shu. Her appearance signals the beginning of a new turn of events for Tetsu, Yuki, and Cenco.
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