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'Tsurune the Movie: Hajimari no Issha' releases trailer for August 2022 premiere

The trailer features the theme song Hand by Jpop band Luck Life.

By: Nicole S. Castro on June 24, 2022 at 17:23 PHT

A trailer has been released for Tsurune the Movie: Hajimari no Issha, which premieres in theaters in Japan on Aug. 19, 2022.

As with the TV anime, this film is animated by Kyoto Animation.

©Tsurune PROJECT

The trailer features protagonist Minato Narumiya (CV: Yūto Uemura) finding his way back to archery with the support of friends Seiya Takehaya (CV: Aoi Ichikawa), Ryōhei Yamanouchi (CV: Ryōta Suzuki), etc.

The trailer also features the theme song Hand by Jpop band Luck Life.

Tsurune (Japanese: ツルネ -風舞高校弓道部-, Romaji: Tsurune: Kazemai Kōkō Kyūdō-bu) is a Japanese light novel series written by Kotoko Ayano, with illustrations by Chinatsu Morimoto. The first novel won a Special Judge Award in the Kyoto Animation Award competition in 2016, and was published by the studio in December of that year.

The TV anime adaptation, also produced by Kyoto Animation, aired from October 2018 to January 2019.


  • Original idea: Kotoko Ayano's "Tsurune" (serialized in KA Esuma Bunko/Kyoto Animation)

  • Director: Takuya Yamamura

  • Composition, Screenplay: Takuya Yamamura

  • Screenplay supervision: Michiko Yokote

  • Character design: Miku Kadowaki

  • Animation director: Nobuaki Maruki

  • Art director: Shoko Ochiai

  • 3D art: Mutsuo Shinohara

  • Color design: Azumi Hata

  • Accessory design: Hiroshi Karata

  • Cinematographer: Kohei Funamoto

  • 3D director: Rin Yamamoto

  • Sound director: Yota Tsuruoka

  • Music: Masaru Yokoyama

  • Animation production: Kyoto Animation

  • Distribution: Shochiku

  • Production: Tsurune Production Committee


Minato Narumiya used to be in his middle school's kyūdō club until a certain incident in his last tournament caused him to resolve to quit archery for good. When he attends high school, his childhood friends Seiya Takehaya and Ryōhei Yamanouchi try to rope him into joining the high school's kyūdō club again, but he refuses.

However, an encounter with a mysterious man at an archery range in a forest inspires Minato to take up archery once more. Minato joins the Kazemai High School Kyūdō Club and along with his old friends and new teammates, Nanao Kisaragi and Kaito Onogi, they aim for winning the prefectural tournament. (from Wikipedia)

Source: Tsurune official Twitter, official website, Comic Natalie




Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.


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