From the renowned animation powerhouse Telecom Animation Film and director Masaki Tachibana comes a new anime adventure, Blue Thermal. Produced by Telecom Animation Film, Blue Thermal, directed by Tachibana from a screenplay written by Tachibana and Natsuko Takahashi, is the long-awaited feature film adaptation of author and creator Kana Ozawa’s popular manga series which ran in Shinchosha’s Monthly Comic @Bunch Magazine for many years before being published in five book volumes. This artful and beautiful coming-of-age movie captures the tension and excitement of a young college student who joins the school’s aviation club flying for the first time, as well as the beauty and exhilaration of the aerial scenery as seen from the pilot’s seat. The film’s theme song “Blue Thermal” and the song “Beautiful Bird” are performed by the popular Japanese piano rock band SHE’S.
On March 14, 2023, Blue Thermal will make its home entertainment debut on Blu-ray and digital download from Eleven Arts and Shout! Factory, following its theatrical release. Available for the first time in North America, the Blue Thermal Blu-ray contains an exciting movie presentation and special bonus content, including an interview with director Tachibana and character profiles. A must-have for anime fans, collectors, and pop-culture enthusiasts, Blue Thermal is available for pre-order now at ShoutFactory.com and will be available in stores and other fine retailers.
Blue Thermal boasts a stellar Japanese voice cast of Mayu Hotta, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Junya Enoki, Mikako Komatsu, Daisuke Ono, Haruka Shiraishi, Yō Taichi, Ayumu Murase, Makoto Furukawa, Rie Takahashi, Taku Yashiro, Kengo Kawanishi, and Minoru Terada.
Blue Thermal movie synopsis
“I want to experience a love that sparkles!” Arriving from Nagasaki with her wishful mantra is Tamaki Tsuru, who in high school could think only about volleyball. Things don’t begin well, however, when she looks for an extracurricular club to join and proceeds to immediately ding a glider at aviation club tryouts ending up having to work it off. She is initially disillusioned with campus life. Then Kuramochi, the club leader and glider pilot, takes Tamaki under his wing, and from the moment he takes her up for a flight in a glider, Tamaki becomes a captive of the vast beauty of the skies.
- An interview with director Masaki Tachibana
- Character Profiles