Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Look Back manga gets anime adaptation, key visual and trailer

Anime adaptation of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Look Back manga announced

News has just surfaced about an upcoming anime film adaptation of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s one-shot manga Look Back.

Tatsuki Fujimoto, of course, is the brilliant mind behind Chainsaw Man.

The Look Back anime adaptation will feature Kiyotaka Oshiyama (character design for Chainsaw Man) as director, with the animator and character designer also lending his talents to the screenplay and character design.

Anime production will be carried out by Studio Durian.

Alongside the Look Back anime adaptation, a short key visual and teaser trailer were also been released. (see below)


What is the Look Back manga about?

The Look Back manga plot goes something like this:

Ayumu Fujino, an elementary school student known for her manga drawing talent, regularly contributes to the school paper. However, her skills are put to the test when a fellow student named Kyomoto starts publishing her own manga, surpassing Fujino’s abilities.

Determined to reclaim her position, Fujino dedicates herself to improving her art, but her obsession strains her relationships with friends and family. Despite her efforts, Fujino falls short of Kyomoto’s prowess and eventually gives up drawing altogether.

On graduation day, Fujino unexpectedly finds herself tasked with delivering Kyomoto’s graduation certificate. A chance encounter brings them face to face, leading to unforeseen consequences that will shape their futures in ways neither could anticipate.

Check out a glimpse of what’s to come in the upcoming anime adaptation in the short Look Back teaser trailer below, which was provided by Avex Pictures.

The Look Back anime adaptation itself is currently scheduled to premiere in Japan on June 28th, 2024, with no word yet on when it will hit international markets.


About Michelle Topham

I'm a Brit-American journalist who spent a decade covering the anime and manga industries while living in Asia. Now based in Vienna, Austria and currently obsessed with Katsugeki Touken Ranbu, KONOSUBA, The Archdemon's Dilemma, Kaiju No. 8, and the Boys' Love danmei Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation.