Force of Will: is the anime inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s Call of Cthulhu coming?

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Force of Will is a well-known Japanese trading card game created by Eiji Shishido, but in last couple of years this lucky brand was widening its range: in 2016 they announced a series of six animated short movies, each one lasting fifteen minutes and inspired by the aforementioned game, for a total of 90 minutes that create a full movie.

For one of the six short movies, L.S., a trailer is already available. You can find it below.

Directed by Shuhei Morita (Tokyo Ghoul, Possessions), L.S. is inspired by the myth of Cthulhu, monstrous creature born from the pen of the American writer Howard Phillips Lovecraft. The film, made captivating by the excellent animation technique, is accompanied by a brief description:

“You’ll see fiction and reality seen by a young girl haunted by «Word». An evil giant who threatens the world, extraordinary creatures, and the “word battle” of a charming girl. Birth of an unprecedented mysterious dark fantasy.”

An extended description has been released earlier. It’s mysteriousand definitely intriguing:

In ancient times, there was a land where gods and demons were in war. A land graced by the five elements: Valhalla. After a long period of time, fights did not cease and would be repeated from time to time. Soon, the war would involve the people who lived in Valhalla. The gods and demons would then develop techniques to evoke and reincarnate, as radiant souls, in fighters and soldiers to help them in their cause. A whisper was heard… ‘In exchange for your soul, I’ll give you an unimaginable power…’ In order to open a new path towards a better future, people have come together and have made pacts (The Judgement) that would have ensured them new powers. Those who fight for their own creed, those who fight for the gods, those who fight against the gods, their spirit pushes them into battle, and the battle has just begun.

Following the announcement, th anime was supposed to be released within 2018. But it seems that something went wrong: according to the comments in the dedicated reddit page, the project has been iced and it will no longer happen. Details about the reason haven’t been shared.

Fans are carefully waiting for any news about an eventual, new change of plan, but now news arrived so far. But never say never: the idea excited many people all over the world, and we wouldn’t be surprised if at some point the project is reprised.

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