Tsurune: The First Shot movie trailer released by Kyoto Animation ahead of August 2022 premiere

The main character4s of the Tsurune anime in the training room
Tsurune anime main characters. Pic credit: Kyoto animation

The summer 2022 anime season is as stacked as ever and the Tsurune: The First Shot movie has joined the lineup. The Tsurune release date in Japanese movie theaters is August 19, 2022.

Tsurune – Hajimari no Issha – (Tsurune: The First Shot) has released a new trailer ahead of its premiere. The video featured Luck Life’s theme song music “Hand.”

Tsurune, like many other Kyoto Animation works, is a brilliantly animated series with superbly developed characters.

Tsurune movie’s new trailer

The newly released teaser gives fans a unique peek at the film by reintroducing essential characters from the anime series, such as archery prospect Minato Narumiya and the intriguing Masaki Takigawa. The trailer begins with Minato as a child and then transitions to him as a teenager. The music then erupts into a beautiful tune as he draws his bow and lets an arrow fly.The clips that follow feature Minato and Masaki as they try to perfect their trade and become the finest archers they can be.

As previously mentioned, the theme song “Hand” by the Jpop band Luck Life, is also revealed in the trailer. Check out the fantastic trailer below:

「劇場版ツルネ -はじまりの一射-」本予告
Tsurune movie trailer by Kyoto animation

In September 2021, Kyoto Animation unveiled the first teaser for the upcoming film, followed by a second trailer in March 2022. The animation studio published a new graphic for Tsurune The Movie along with the March trailer. The new art, like the teaser, features Minato and Masaki in their archery gear as they stand in a field of bright flowers.

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Kyoto Animation reminded fans that from March 4, 2022, till stocks last, they will receive a complimentary A4 clear file with each ticket purchase. The bonus item comes in two different styles and will be distributed randomly to ticket holders. Check out the stunning art below:

Tsurune movie promo visual
Tsurune movie promo visual. Pic credit: Kyoto Animation

Tsurune movie cast, crew, and more

Takuya Yamamura directs the Tsurune: The First Shot film, which Kyoto Animation animates. Yasuhiro Takemoto is in charge of story creation and supervision, while Michiko Yokote controls series creation. The principal animation director is Nobuaki Maruki. The film’s cast includes:

  • Yuto Uemura as Minato Narumiya 
  • Kaito Ishikawa as Kaito Onogi 
  • Kensho Ono as Shuu Fujiwara
  • Yu Taichi as Rika Seo 
  • Aoi Ichikawa as Seiya Takehaya 
  • Shintaro Asanuma as Masaki Takigawa 
  • Miyuri Shimabukuro as Yuna Hanazawa
  • Ayaka Nanase as Shiragiku Noa
  • Ryota Suzuki as Ryohei Yamanochi 
  • Shogo Yano as Nanao Kisaragi 

Tsurune is a Japanese light novel series written by Kotoko Ayano that recounts the narrative of Minato Narumiya. This young boy abandons his love for Kyuudo, a modern Japanese martial art centered on archery, when an incident occurs during his last tournament in middle school.

However, Minato is pulled back to the sport after entering high school. He meets a mystery archer named Masaki Takigawa at a secret archery range in the woods. Minato joins the Kazemai High School Kyuudo Club, together with childhood friends Seiya Takehaya and Ryouhei Yamanouchi and new partners Kaito Onogi and Nanao Kisaragi, to compete in the prefectural Kyuudo tournament, influenced by Masaki’s masterful form.

Kyoto Animation produced an anime adaptation of the light novel series, which aired 13 episodes between October 22, 2018, and January 21, 2019. Crunchyroll is currently streaming the anime television series.

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