The 2013 short film Shashinkan from Studio Colorido has now been scheduled for a home video release through Toho, which is nicely timed alongside the studio’s release of Typhon Noruda. The film is getting an August 19th, 2015 release with a Blu-ray limited edition priced at 5,184 yen while the DVD is a regular edition at 3,564 yen. The limited edition will come with a special 8 page booklet anda 36 page art book.
Plot concept: The story takes place before WWII at a photo studio on top of a hill. Many people visit this studio to have their photos taken. One day, a couple comes, but the wife is so shy that she always lowers her head. The owner of the studio tries all kinds of tricks to get her to smile and eventually succeeds.
One year later, the couple comes again, but this time they bring their daughter along. She always looks grumpy, and again, the owner has to try everything to get her to smile. Thus starts a long-running relationship between the girl and the owner, and time passes to years and then decades…