'The Deer King: The Promised Journey with Yuna' anime film postpones premiere anew due to COVID-19

Written by: Jei Beltrano

Published on: August 26, 2021 at 17:39 PHT (GMT+8)

The official Twitter for the anime film adaptation of Nahoko Uehashi's "Shika no Ou" novel series announced on Thursday that the premiere of the upcoming film titled The Deer King: The Promised Journey with Yuna (Shika no Ou: Yuna to Yakusoku no Tabi) has been postponed once again for the second time due to the effects brought by the coronavirus pandemic. Its new premiere date will be announced on a later date.

The film was originally scheduled to premiere on September 18, 2020 in Japanese theaters but was postponed due to the state of emergency declared in Japan in-line with the rising COVID-19 cases. Its was announced last April that it will rescheduled to September 10 but was later postponed for the same reason.


The film is animated by animation studio Production I.G with the direction of Masashi Ando and Masayuki Miyaji. Taku Kishimoto is writing the scripts and Ando designing the characters. The music is composed by Harumi Fuuki.

  • Shinichi Tsutsumi as Van

  • Ryouma Takeuchi as Hossal

  • Anne Watanabe as Sae

The film was originally scheduled to premiere last September 18, 2020 but was later postponed by a year due to undisclosed reasons.

The film is based on the Japanese fantasy novel series written by Nahoko Uehashi. The novel was originally published by Kadokawa with two volumes in September 2014. Due to its success, the novel was awarded the Japan Booksellers' Award and won the fourth "Japan Medical Novel Award" in 2015.

Source: Shika no Ou: Yuna to Yakusoku no Tabi Official Twitter

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