Look Back: A leaked film reveals the length of the movie, which will feature scenes never before seen in the manga.

Look Back: A leaked film reveals the length of the movie, which will feature scenes never before seen in the manga.

The world of Japanese animation is abuzz with the forthcoming release of the film “Look Back”, adapted from the one-shot by renowned mangaka Tatsuki Fujimoto, creator of “Chainsaw Man”. The first images unveiled a few weeks ago have left fans breathless, and the anticipation is all the more unbearable. But there’s one question on everyone’s mind: how long will this film adapted from a one-shot be? Insiders have finally provided the answer.

Sufficient length to faithfully adapt the original manga

According to information recently shared by SugoiBingus and @MappleYellovv, “Look Back” will last 61 minutes, or 1 hour and 1 minute. A length which, although it may seem short to some, seems perfectly suited to the original work. Indeed, it’s important to remember that “Look Back” is a one-shot, i.e. a short story not comprising several volumes or dozens of chapters. At 143 pages, it still offers interesting material to exploit, but much less than the longer mangas.

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Never-before-seen scenes to enrich the stor

Now that the question of length has been cleared up, another question remains: how can an hour’s worth of film be achieved with relatively limited source material? That’s where MappleYellovv comes in: “Look Back” will feature original anime scenes absent from Fujimoto-sensei’s manga. A statement that echoes the words of the film’s director, Kiyotaka Oshiyama, who had announced that “Look Back” would be different from the manga, not in terms of story or events, but because the anime format offered different possibilities to those of the paper format.

A date not to be missed in 2024

Personally, “Look Back” is one of the releases I’m most looking forward to in 2024. Although it’s debatable whether the film will be released in the West this year, six months should be more than enough time for the license to be properly distributed in our shores. After being blown away by the original one-shot, I can’t wait to discover what Studio DURIAN has concocted for this adaptation.

As we await the release of “Look Back”, fans can rejoice in the knowledge that the film’s team has made the most of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s original work, offering a film with a suitable running time and enriched with never-before-seen scenes. See you in cinemas to find out what’s in store for this eagerly-awaited project!