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JFF21: The Deer King

15+ 113 MIN
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Production I.G, the acclaimed anime studio that brought us Ghost in the Shell and Miss Hokusai, is back with a new masterpiece, bringing to life Nahoko Uehashi’s fantasy novel series The Deer King. Taking place in the years following a vicious war, The Deer King tells the epic fantasy story of a world fallen prey to the deadly Black Wolf disease. The Zolian Empire is hit by the plague while the people of Aquafa remain immune to it. Only a few have managed to outlive the disease; former soldier Van, who is the sole survivor of his clan, and a little girl called Yuna. The two find themselves caught up in the conflict, as they are believed to be the cure to the epidemic.

The Deer King is a high-fantasy delight that delivers sumptuous animation, entrancing characters and slick action scenes. In his directorial debut, Masashi Andō (character design of Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away) creates a hopeful tale of resilience that reinforces the importance of having strong personal bonds.


Nominated: Best Animated Feature – Fantasia Film Festival 2021
Nominated: Best Feature – Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2021

Movie Information

Release date

Thursday 28th October


113 min




Hisui Kimura, Ann Watanabe


Masashi Ando, Masayuki Miyaji


Film Festival

Participating Cinemas

Palace Barracks, Palace Norton St, Palace Verona, Kino Cinema, Palace Raine Square