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Theatrical animation that surprised the world by being produced by just one person

ARAGNE: Sign of Vermillion

ARAGNE: Sign of Vermillion


Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2019, one of the world's top anime film festivals, was officially screened, and Zagreb International Animated Film Festival 2019, one of the four major anime film festivals in the world, was the only Japanese to be nominated for a feature length competition. A feature-length animated film that has been officially exhibited at more than 10 international film festivals, including the schedule for .

Saku Sakamoto's debut feature film, an up-and-coming animation artist active in many fields, including the animation and illustrations of the drama "MOZU", the digital effects of Mamoru Oshii's "Innocence", and the director of NHK's "Minna no Uta". Also known as the "transcendent painter", he plays the role of director, animation, original story, screenplay, and music.

It was supervised, produced, and produced by Osamu Fukutani, our representative who has been friends with Director Sakamoto for many years.

Set in a gigantic housing complex where rumors about a story never cease, the fate of a heroine who witnesses an apparition is depicted in a dreamlike visual beauty and thrilling development.

Starring Kana Hanazawa, a popular voice actress. Co-starring are Ayana Shiramoto from "Kamen Rider Amazons" and Yukari Fukui from "Gundam Reconguista in G". The theme song is "Sono Uso ni Chikaku" by the rapidly rising rock band Dizzy Siren.


Rin: Kana Hanazawa

Nasuha: Ayana Shiramoto

Tokiyo: Yosuke Ito

Saion: Fukujuro Katayama

Mikaya: Batori Shogo

Kirika: Yukari Fukui

Dr. Terakubo: Takaya Haji


Director/original/screenplay/animation/music/Saku Sakamoto (1st feature film)

Production/Produce/Supervision/Osamu Fukutani


Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2019 "Midnight Special Section" Official Selection

Selected for the Zagreb International Animated Film Festival Feature Film Competition

Officially submitted to the Stuttgart International Animated Film Festival Anime Cult section

22nd Fantasia International Film Festival, Nominated for the highest award "Kon Satoshi Award"

Philip K. Dick SF Film Festival 2019 Official Selection

1st Tbilisi International Animated Film Festival Main Competition Feature Film Category

Official selection of the 19th Buenos Aires International Horror Film Festival


A huge housing complex built on a former factory site in the suburbs.

Recently, the corpse of a high school girl was found, and mysterious psychic phenomena were witnessed. Rin, a timid female college student who has just moved here, witnesses a large insect popping out of the arm of an old woman being transported by ambulance one night. While researching in the library, Rin learns that there have been many sightings of strange insects in this area in the past. It is called "Shinreichu" and has existed in secret since ancient times...

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August 18, 2018 Cine Libre Ikebukuro and others road show

Provided/produced/advertised/Zelico Films

Grants/     Agency for Cultural Affairs Culture and Arts Promotion Subsidy

Tokyo Anime Pitch Grand Prix Winner

Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2018 MIFA Exhibition

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