H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu in Anime: A First Glimpse

in Animation, Literature | September 28th, 2016

Mark it on your calendars. 2018 will bring an anime adaptation of the popular card game Force of WillAn omnibus collection of six animations, the film will include one short created by Shuhei Morita, whose 2013 animation “Possessions” already earned him an Academy Award nomination. Morita’s next task–to bring to life H.P. Lovecraft’s “Cthulhu.” We’ve previously highlighted Lovecraft’s 1934 drawings of the monster to which he gave literary life in 1928. (See “The Call of Cthulhu.“) Above, catch a very first glimpse of Morita’s take on the gigantic octopus. Below, in the Relateds, find a good deal of material on Cthulhu–drawings, radio dramatizations and much more.

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  1. Chris says . . .
    September 28, 2016 / 10:59 am

    H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Call of Cthulhu”. He doesn’t have a story with the mononymous title “Cthulhu”.

  2. Francisco Silva says . . .
    September 29, 2016 / 2:21 pm

    I wonder what the Big Ben is doing in what is clearly Downtown Lisbon, Portugal

  3. Oliver says . . .
    September 30, 2016 / 5:38 am

    Yeah, but Cthulhu is still his creation.

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