The Shanghai International Film Festival awarded P.A. Works and Mari Okada’s Maquia – When the Promised Flower Blooms original anime film for Best Animation at its Golden Goblet Awards on June 24, 2018.
The other nominees included Stanislav Sokolov’s Hoffmaniada, Alexandre Espigares’s Croc-Blanc (White Fang), ZHOU Shengwei’s S HE, and Tony Bancroft’s Magical Circus.
Anime Expo will host the film’s United States debut on July 6, 2018. Eleven Arts will screen the film in theaters in the U.S. and Canada beginning on July 20, 2018. The film will premiere in Canada as an official competitor at the Fantasia Film Festival, which takes place in Montreal from July 12-August 1, 2018.