Cencoroll is a landmark anime short from 10 years ago. The 30-minute anime was written, directed, designed, and animated solely by Atsuya Uki.
Aniplex is celebrating the anime’s 10th anniversary with a special rebroadcast on January 15. Even more exciting is that Aniplex is teasing a “relaunch” project related to Cencoroll. The staff even opened a new Twitter account for it.
Uki’s one-man project debuted at Canada’s Fantasia 2009 festival and its warm reception has given him opportunities in the industry. Aside from Cencoroll, he has designed the casts of Digimon Adventure tri. and Tsuritama.
Cencoroll occurs during a giant monster attack that fills a town with panic, except for Tetsu and Yuki. Tetsu has a strange pet named Cenco, which will serve as the key to stopping the attack.
A Cencoroll sequel was announced in 2014, but the project has been dormant since its first reveal.