Wit Studio (Shingeki no Kyojin, Great Pretender) and rock band Uchikubi Gokumon Doukoukai began steaming the “Sakugasaku” music video for their “animator fight song” collaboration project. They also revealed a key visual for the project.
The anime studio and rock band announced the project at the Wit Studio Christmas Kai 2019 event in Tokyo on December 25. The music video’s director and character designer Asano Kyoji (Shingeki no Kyojin, Psycho-Pass character designs) wanted to support young and student animators with their “enthusiasm for animation” with the project. Wit Studio and Uchikubi Gokumon Doukoukai planned the project for about a year.
The music video’s animation directors were Asano, Kadowaki Satoshi (Shingeki no Kyojin, Guilty Crown), and Yasuho Tamura (Shingeki no Kyojin, Given).
Other staff members included:
- Art Director: Yūji Kaneko
- Color Design: Aiku Nakamura
- Director of Photography: Shōgo Hikami
- Motion Graphics: Toshiyuki Yamashita (Hyperball)
- 2D Works: Chihiro Kawashima
- Special Effects: Manaka Naka
- Editing: Ayumu Takahashi
Wit Studio also gave “special thanks” to OLM, CloverWorks, CoMix Wave Films, Production I.G, Bones, and MAPPA for the project.
Wit Studio‘s most recent anime, Great Pretender, premiered on July 8 on Fuji TV‘s +UItra programming block. The anime will run for two cours (quarters of a year) for a total of 23 episodes. Netflix began streaming the anime outside of Japan on August 20.