©Tatsuki Fujimoto/Shueisha
©2024 “Look Back” Production Committee

Singapore-based film distributor Encore Films teased the screening of the upcoming anime film Look Back in Philippine cinemas on Friday.

The company also hints at releasing the anime film in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and India, but no target release date has been announced.


Look Back is an upcoming anime film based on the one-shot manga series created by Tatsuki Fujimoto, known for creating the popular action and dark fantasy manga series Chainsaw Man.

The coming-of-age manga was published on Shueisha’s digital manga platform Shonen Jump+ in July 2021, which received an English-translated version through Viz Media’s Shonen Jump and Shueisha’s MangaPlus platforms.

The manga has been widely received by the Japanese audience, including the Number 1 rank of publisher Takarajimasha’s Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2022 list of best manga for male readers, as well as winning the “One Complete Volume! One-Shot Manga” category in Rakuten Kobo’s E-book Award last year.

The manga is also nominated for the 2023 Eisner Award in the “Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia” category.


©Tatsuki Fujimoto/Shueisha
©2024 “Look Back” Production Committee

Viz Media, which licensed the manga series and released a print version in September 2022, described the manga:

The overly confident Fujino and the shut-in Kyomoto couldn’t be more different, but a love of drawing manga brings these two small-town girls together. A poignant story of growing up and moving forward that only Tatsuki Fujimoto, the creator of Chainsaw Man, could have crafted.



Kiyotaka Oshiyama, who previously worked on the sci-fi adventure anime Flip Flappers, will be directing Look Back’s upcoming anime film adaptation, as well as handling the film’s screenplay and character designs. Oshiyama’s Studio Durian will be in charge of its animation.

The upcoming anime film will feature voices from Japanese actresses Yuumi Kawai (Nippon TV’s Nemesis) and Mizuki Yoshida (Netflix’s Alice in Borderland), who will voice Fujino and Kyomoto respectively.

The anime film’s theme song, Light song, will be composed by Haruka Nakamura and performed by Japanese singer urara. Nakamura will also handle the film’s musical composition.

The upcoming anime film will make its theatrical premiere in Japan on June 28.