Short animation "Susume, Karolina" trailer and poster.

A trailer and poster for the short animation I'm making (directing and painting backgrounds) along with studio Colorido (animation) to be released in June 2018.
I was asked to do this project to support Karolina Styczyńska, who is the first female, foreign shōgi (Japanese chess) player who was able to become a professional! 
The animation is sponsored by the maker of CalorieMate balanced food and is being made with the awesome power of anime studio Colorido. I'm directing this short movie and also making watercolor backgrounds for it (with the help of Laura Heikkala). 

Some screenshots from the trailer:
I also made the official poster for the project featuring Karolina walking near the train station Sendagaya (where the shōgi hall is located and the official matches take place).
The official website for the project (Japanese):