An anime adaptation of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s one-shot manga Look Back is officially in the works, as previously announced. Studio Durian is in charge of animation. The film will be released on June 28 in Japan.
The Look Back anime will adapt the one-shot, which was first published in 2021 on the Shonen Jump+ platform. The film tells the story of two high school students, Fujino and Kyomoto, who bond over their shared love for art after a teacher suggests they work together. As time passed, the two became very close but life had other plans for them.
Tatsuki Fujimoto is a manga author, famous for the Fire Punch and Chainsaw Man series, inspired by MAPPA adapted into an anime. The Studio’s CEO, Manabu Otsuka, has previously spoken about Fujimoto’s works and how he wishes MAPPA adapted all of them. Fujimoto’s most recent work, in addition to the second part of Chainsaw Man, also includes another one-shot, titled Goodbye, Eri.
Look Back was nominated for an Eisner Award in 2023. VIZ Media published it in English and describes the plot as: Overconfident Fujino and withdrawn Kyomoto couldn’t be more different, but their love of drawing manga brought these two- city girls together. A profound story about growing up and moving forward that only Tatsuki Fujimoto, the author of Chainsaw Man, could have written.
The manga is also available to read on Manga PLUS.
Source: Official website LOOK BACK © 2021 by Tatsuki Fujimoto/SHUEISHA Inc.