Force of Will The Movie 1st Pilot film [L.S]

Borne of a trading card game; “Force of Will“ is set to become “Force of Will The Movie” = ”an omnibus film containing six different anime shorts telling different stories based on the concept of the trading card game. Each short will be approximately 15 minutes long. The film will open in 2018.”

Shown above is the teaser for the first film - featuring “world design” by Tatsuyuki Tanaka (whom has gotten me utterly delighted with this, having yet to review his “Cannabis Vol.2” illustration book on TOYSREVIL!), with music by Yutaka Yamada, produced by YAMATOWORKS, and directed by Shuhei Morita (“Tokto Ghoul”). Titled “L.S”, the concept is based on the Cthulhu mythos.
SYNOPSIS: "When letters written by a young girl, haunted by « Word » spread to all over the world, the evil tyrant who threatens the world makes its presence known..."

PRESS: "An omnibus movie project based on the Force of Will trading card game was announced on Monday at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France. The project titled Force of Will the Movie will be composed of six 15-minute shorts to be released in 2018. Force of Will the Movie, which involves creators from Taiwan and Thailand, is billed as the “first phase” of a larger animation project which will be revealed at a later date. The original fantasy trading card game was first launched in 2012 in Japan and is also distributed worldwide by official vendors in North America, Europe, and Asia." (
Director: Shuuhei Morita (Tokyo Ghoul)
Character Design: Tatsuyuki Tanaka (Buki yo Saraba)
Producer: Shigetaka Mochizuki
Assistant Producer: Maiko Aida
Studio: Yamato Works

Monkey King
Director: Yuuichirou Hayashi (Garo: Honoo no Kokuin)
CG Director: Makoto Kanemoto (Garo: Honoo no Kokuin)
Character Design: Hidetaka Tenjin (Mechanical Art, Macross F)
Producer: Shigetaka Mochizuki
Assistant Producer: Maiko Aida
Studio: TWR Entertainment

Director: Shinya Sugai (CG Director, Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis)
Character Design: Hidekazu Shimamura (Hachimitsu to Clover)
Mechanical Design: Takayuki Yanase (Comet Lucifer)
Producer: Shigetaka Mochizuki
Assistant Producer: Maiko Aida
Studio: Sublimation

Director: Kouta Morie (CG Animation, Koi☆Sento)
Producer: Shigetaka Mochizuki
Assistant Producer: Maiko Aida
Raam: The Bridge to Lanka
Director: Veerapatra Jinanavin
Script: Sornperes Subsermsri
Character Design: Chakrit Nonkome
Producer: Panida Dheva-aksorn, Takeshi Hirata, Shuuhei Kumamoto
Assistant Producer: Juthathip Niramonpisan, Yuka Matsushita
Studio: RiFF Studio

Director, Character Design: Makiko Suzuki (Key Animation, Karigurashi no Arrietty)
Studio: GranSky Studios

Screen Shot 2016-09-19 at 10.04.46 PM