The 2017 novel Anime Supremacy! from author Mizuki Tsujimura is set to receive a live-action film adaptation produced by Toei.
Anime Supremacy! (Haken Anime!) is a modern day story following three women who work in the brutal anime industry. The three of them are aiming to work on a project that actually makes an impact, instead of fading into obscurity like so many others before.
You can find the official trailer below.
The original novel was published in English by Penguin Random House. A summary of Anime Supremacy! from the publisher can be found below.
Japanese animation—the globally acclaimed, family-friendly theatrical features are the exception rather than the rule for a TV-oriented industry that has been pushed into late-night slots in an era of fragmented audiences. When only three titles among fifty might turn a profit, topping the charts is hardly an overambitious aim.
Yet as three women, a producer, a director, and an animator, survive in a business infamous for its murderous schedules, demoralizing compromises, and incorrigible men, moments of uplift emerge against all odds—and how. More than just a window into an entertainment niche, here’s a kickass ode to work.
Anime Supremacy! is expected to premiere in Japanese theaters May 2022.