Kenji IWAISAWA 岩井澤健治

ON-GAKU: Our Sound

Nippon Animation   ³ 

Kenji, Asakura and Ota are textbook examples of slackers. This changes when Kenji comes into possession of a bass guitar. Fascinated by the instrument, he encourages his friends to form a band – which is soon invited to perform at a music festival. Kenji IWAISAWA’s almost single-handedly animated feature-length film debut is a masterpiece of laconic humor.

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German premiere

Original with English subtitles

Territories: Germany

Animation Comedy Music


Japan 2019

71 minutes


Kenji IWAISAWA based on a manga by Hiroyuki OHASHI

Tomohiko BANSE

Toshiya UMEDA

About Kenji IWAISAWA

Kenji IWAISAWA, born in Tokyo Prefecture in 1981, began his career as a student of director Teruo ISHII, later turning to animated film. He completed his first short film, MAN IN THE TUNNEL ALLEY, in 2008. As early as 2012, he began production on his feature-length film debut, ON-GAKU: OUR SOUND (2019 / NC ’21), which won the Grand Prize of the Ottawa International Animation Festival in 2019.