Kyoto Animation’s archery anime “Tsurune” (ツルネ -風舞高校弓道部-) today (22nd October) announces that it is getting an anime film. The anime premiered in Japan in October 2018 and the project is announced to celebrate the 2nd year anniversary for the TV anime.
The anime’s director Takuya Yamamura reveals a celebratory illustration on the official Twitter for the announcement.
— 『ツルネ ―風舞高校弓道部―』公式🍃 (@tsurune_anime) October 22, 2020
▍About the Series
“Tsurune” is originally 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 Kyoto Animation later published it in December of that year.
A TV anime adaptation by Kyoto Animation premiered on 22nd October 2018. It centers on Minato Narumiya, who used to be a key player of the kyūdō club in his middle school until a certain incident in his last tournament caused him to quit archery.
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.