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Go Behind the Scenes of Drifting Home with Director Hiroyasu Ishida

Drifting Home


It’s been a month since Studio Colorido’s third film, Drifting Home, made its simultaneous debut theatrically in Japan and streaming on Netflix, so it’s a good time to take a closer look. The Netflix Anime YouTube channel shared a peek behind the scenes of the production, complete with some insight from director Hiroyasu Ishida.


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Check out the making of Drifting Home:



Following its first feature film Penguin Highway in 2018 and second film A Whisker Away in 2020, Studio Colorido’s highly anticipated third film Drifting Home, directed by Penguin Highway director Hiroyasu Ishida, was streamed worldwide on Netflix on September 16 and simultaneously screened in theaters across Japan.




Raised like brother and sister, Kosuke and Natsume have been friends since childhood, but their relationship begins to strain in sixth grade after Kosuke’s grandfather Yasutsugu passes away. One day during their summer vacation, Kosuke and his classmates sneak into an apartment complex that is scheduled to be demolished, and rumored to be haunted. Both Kosuke and Natsume grew up there, so the place holds a lot of memories for them. There, Kosuke stumbles into Natsume and is asked if he knows about the mysterious Noppo. But suddenly, they get caught up in a mysterious phenomenon. When they regain consciousness, they see a vast ocean before them. As the apartment complex drifts in a mysterious sea with Kosuke and the others on board, they band together to try and survive. There are tears and fights, and maybe even reconciliation. Will they be able to return to their previous world? A summer farewell journey begins…


Source: Netflix Anime




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