THE SUMMIT OF THE GODS: Taste The Thrill In The Official Trailer
“Some search for meaning in life. Climbing is the only way I feel alive.”
Netflix is adding to their anime choices with the animated feature The Summit of the Gods. Based on the manga by Jiro Taniguchi and Baku Yumemakura, the film will be released in November. As you can tell by the opening line of this article, it is about climbing Everest. But it’s not just a simple story of climbers. Here is the official synopsis:
Were George Mallory and his companion Andrew Irvine the first men to scale Everest on June 8th, 1924? Only the little Kodak camera they took with them might reveal the truth. In Kathmandu, 70 years later, a young Japanese reporter named Fukamachi recognizes the camera in the hands of the mysterious Habu Jôji, an outcast climber believed missing for years. Fukamachi enters a world of obsessive mountaineers hungry for impossible conquests on a journey that leads him, step by step, towards the summit of the gods.
I’ve never read the manga that this is based on. However, after watching the trailer, I want to read it before I watch this film. The animation is beautifully done and the story peaked my interest (pun intended). Here is the link to the trailer:
The Summit of the Gods will be available in select theaters in the United States on November 24, in the UK on November 26, and on Netflix on November 30.
That will give me plenty of time to read the manga beforehand.
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