Jazz Manga Blue Giant Gets Anime Film in 2022

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Jazz music has a special place in anime, but what about an anime that’s entirely dedicated to the craft? That’s where award-winning manga Blue Giant comes in, which is getting an anime film adaptation in 2022!

Author Shinichi Ishizuka drew a special illustration to commemorate the announcement:

Jazz Manga Blue Giant Anime Film Illustration

No other details about the anime, such as studio or cast, were revealed.

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Seven Seas, which publishes the manga’s official English version, describes the series as:

Miyamoto Dai, a student with a taste for basketball, changes his life the first time he sees a live jazz performance. The incredible music strikes a chord deep inside him, and he immediately decides to dedicate himself to the saxophone. He has no skills, no formal training, and no idea what he’s up against, but his obsession drives him to play that instrument day after day.

Will passion be enough to become the player of his dreams? This award-winning manga from Shinichi Ishizuka, compiled into five omnibus volumes for its English debut, is a pitch-perfect drama about the power of music.

Are you excited for a jazz-themed anime? Share this post and let us know! And stay tuned to Funimation for the latest news on all things anime, this season and beyond.

Source: Comic Natalie

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