Kōbun Shizuno is a Japanese anime film and television director, known for The Journey (2021), Knights of Sidonia (2014), and Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007). He is a co-director of the GODZILLA anime trilogy, along with Hiroyuki Seshita.
As a ruthless invader threatens to enslave their people and destroy the Kaaba, a sacred sanctuary, the people of Mecca take up arms. Only able to muster a small force against the massive army, defeat seems all but inevitable. Aus, a seemingly simple potter fighting to protect his family, is forced to reveal his dark past when he discovers amongst the defenders a long-lost friend believed to be dead - a warrior named Zurara. As fear threatens to break their resolve, Aus' strength of faith compels him to stand and fight. Aus battles his own doubts and fears as he tries to unite his friends and compatriots on the eve of battle. Abraha's army is fast approaching, and the fate of Mecca and its people hangs in the balance. Will the people of Mecca defeat the colossal army with nothing but their simple defenses and their love for their city?
Peter Cooper , Essam Bukhary , Amr Almaddah , Atsuhiro Tomioka
Yo Izumitsui , Takeo Ogiwara
Ahmed Al-Yazidi , Abdullah Elfiky , Rasha Rizk , Nassar Al-Nassar
Manga Productions , Toei Animation