MANGA MOVIE “ANGEL SIGN” RELEASE DATE AND POSTER ART REVEALED!
Asian talent unite for the directorial debut of “City Hunter” creator! Five manga stories
make it to the big screen in a live-action celebration of the SILENT MANGA AUDITION® (SMA).
Tokyo based manga production company North Star Pictures Inc., has announced the release date of
the Tsukasa Hojo helmed live action movie “Angel Sign”. The creator of the iconic manga series
“City Hunter” will premier his non-animated directorial debut on
Friday, November 15th 2019 at the United Cinema Toyosu, followed by a limited nationwide
REVEALED: The official “Angel Sign” poster art
An anthology film of interconnected stories based on five SMA award winning works from as far
afield as Asia, South America and Europe, “Angel Sign” is a celebration of one of the world’s
biggest international manga competitions.
Each story, filmed on location around Asia will be helmed by a successful director from each
country, bookended by an original “Prologue” and “Epilogue” written, storyboarded and directed
by manga legend Tsukasa Hojo.
Perhaps the most unique quality of this cinematic extravaganza is the soundtrack. Effectively
a “silent movie”, the emotional voice of the film is in its imagery and music, making “Angel
Sign” a truly international project that crosses language and culture. A fitting tribute to
the source material and a worthy legacy for the SILENT MANGA AUDITION®!
“Angel Sign” will consist of 5 award winning SILENT MANGA AUDITION® adaptations:
Beginning and Ending
” by Vincent Lange
wife. In desperation, the grieving husband’s dog struggles to teach meaning to his master’s
“I was very humbled by the movie. It’s so nice to see this project come together, where a
team of Japanese artists took the manga by international creators and turned it them into
something special. I never dreamed my work would be made into a movie made by a manga artist
I greatly respect!”
Vincent Lange, Germany
SMA1 Grand Prix RU Award Winner
” by Prema-Ja
when her father tells her about his new home in the clouds. Determined to say her final
farewell in the form of drawing, nothing short of a miracle occurs…
“When the SILENT MANGA AUDITION® informed me that my silent manga ‘SKY SKY’ was chosen to be
part of their movie, I was beyond excited. Having my work adapted for the screen by a
professional movie studio has long been a dream of mine. Thank you so much!”
SMA1 Grand Prix Award Winner
Thirty and A Half Minutes
” by Snippy MJ
the appointed time, mysterious music begins to play followed by a miraculo us butterfly. Will
the expectant mother have enough time…?
“It’s a dream for many authors to have their story on the big screen, so I am more than
thrilled to learn that ‘Thirty and a Half Minutes’ is being adapted into a movie! I’m very
excited (also a little embarrassed) to see it, and very nervous for the audience’s reaction!
I genuinely hope they will enjoy watching as much as I enjoyed creating the story.”
Snippy MJ, Vietnam
SMA4 Grand Prix Award Winner
” by Ichirou
mother. But when the daughter finds herself alone, a mysterious blue butterfly intervenes
giving way to a miracle.
“I am extremely happy and honored to have my work chosen to be part of the film, along with
all the other amazing stories. Even more that my work has been passed into the hands of
professionals whom I both admire and respect.”
SMA2 Grand Prix Award Winner
” by Vu Dinh Lan
end, he realizes it’s a promise he can’t keep… that is, until a miraculous blue butterfly
“The moment I heard that my manga was being adapted into a short movie, I was so happy. I
have always been fascinated by stories about the war in Vietnam, and this is my first manga
that depicted the subject. In war, there must be loss and gain and this manga is how I
picture it. I’m so proud that this story can be seen worldwide.”
Vu Dihn Lan, Vietnam
SMA4 Grand Prix RU Award Winner
For more information about this pioneering film, please visit the official “Angel Sign”