The anime adaptation of the popular Deer King novel series was announced back in June 2018. Since then, the film has been facing delay after delay. Now, even the fans have given up upon the wait. The pandemic has certainly led to many delays and reschedules, but no case has been like that of The Deer King film. The film was originally set to release on September 10, 2020. Since then, the bad omen of delays has stuck to the film. So, is the film delayed yet again? What is the new premiere date? Here is all you need to know about the film.
The Deer King film draws the plot from a 2014 novel series of the same name. Nahoko Uehashi is the original creator of the story. In June 2018, Production IG announced that they would be animating a feature film. Almost three years have gone by, and the project has not seen the light of the day. Even distributor GKIDS has kept their silence on the matter.
The Deer King Film: Reason For Delay
The official website of Shika no Ō: Yuna to Yakusoku no Tabi manga announced this Thursday that the film would not land on the big screens on the decided date. The statement clarified that the film would be delayed to a suitable date due to the ongoing health crisis in Japan and the rest of the world. This is the third consecutive delay for The Deer King Film. The first delay was also a cause of the pandemic. Later, the reason for the second delay did not come in the public domain. Now, the pandemic has led to yet another delay.
What Is The Plot?
According to the official synopsis on the manga’s website, the story of The Deer King Film will take the fans to the magical world of the Empire of Zol. The empire has been conquering nearby territories for many years now. Only the Aquafa territory has been able to protect its lands from this empire. A peace treaty is safeguarding the Fire House Territory of Aquafa. But when the protagonist Van gets bitten by a wolf, he spreads a deadly virus in both lands.
This sparks havoc in both the lands that ultimately lead to war. Amid the border tensions, the people must also protect themselves from the Black Wolf Fever, killing more men than the War itself. The Deer King is only a legend that the people believed in for many years. But now that the entire humanity is in danger, the legend will return to save the people of Zol and Aquafa.
The Deer King Film: New Release Date
The very first release date that was announced by the makers was that of September 18, 2020. But the pandemic led to the shelving of the project for about a year. A month ago, a release date of September 10, 2021, was confirmed by the makers. For now, the makers have not announced the new release date. Keep an eye on this corner to get all the latest updates on the new release date of The Deer King Film.