Anime distributors Eleven Arts Anime Studio and Right Stuf, Inc. announced a trade-in program for the home video release of A Silent Voice and Maquia – When the Promised Flower Blooms. Customers can trade-in their standard edition copy of A Silent Voice or Maquia – When the Promised Flower Blooms by sending it in to Right Stuf Anime and receive a $35 discount on A Silent Voice Limited Edition and Maquia – When the Promised Flower Blooms Limited Edition.
To learn more about this program, please visit www.rightstufanime.com/TradeIn
Directed by Naoko Yamada and based on the critically acclaimed manga by Yoshitoki Ōima, A Silent Voice Limited Edition was released in November 2019. The Limited Edition comes in a chipboard box packaging featuring the original Japanese box set artwork, raised UV design, and a holographic title. Additional features exclusive to the Limited Edition include: eight art cards featuring scenes from the film; a 60-page Art and Storyboard Booklet containing storyboards from the Koi Wo Shita No Wa music video and Speed of Youth short; individual interviews with the Director, Composer, Art Director, and Character Designer of A Silent Voice; Real Life Locations of A Silent Voice featurette; and full film commentary by the Production Staff.
About A Silent Voice
A deaf elementary school girl named Shoko Nishimiya transfers to a new school and meets a boy named Shoya Ishida. Shoya leads the school in bullying Shoko over her disability until she transfers to another school. Immediately, the class bully Shoya for having bullied Shoko. Shoya loses contact with Shoko, and for years he suffers the consequences of his guilt. Upon entering high school, Shoya finally decides he must find Shoko, determined to make amends for what he did in elementary school and to become Shoko’s friend. Along the way, he meets new and old faces, and struggles with many complicated relationships and feelings.
A Silent Voice Limited Edition retails for $89.99 and is available at RightStufAnime.com.
The directorial debut of anime screenwriter Mari Okada, Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms Limited Edition was released in May 2019. The Limited Edition comes in a special box illustrated by Original Character Designer Akihiko Yoshida, a digitray with illustration by Character Designer Yuriko Ishii, a 32-page “Special Story” by Director Mari Okada, an 84-page Special Booklet featuring character information, plus artwork.
About Maquia – When the Promised Flower Blooms
The people of Iorph live far away from the lands of men, weaving the happenings of each day into a fabric called Hibiol. They live for centuries while maintaining their youthful appearance. Maquia, an orphaned Iorph girl, lives in an oasis surrounded by friends, yet somehow feels alone. But the tranquil lives of the Iorph are shattered in an instant when the Mezarte army invades their territory on a dragon fleet, seeking the blood that grants the Iorph long life. Maquia manages to escape, but loses her friends and her home in the chaos. She then encounters an orphaned baby who is also alone. Maquia raises this boy, Ariel, with the help of some new friends. But as the era changes, the bond between Maquia and Ariel changes too, amidst a backdrop of racial tensions between the Iorph and the Mezarte. This is a story of irreplaceable time, woven by two lonely people who can only find solace in each other.
Maquia – When the Promised Flower Blooms Limited Edition retails for $89.99 and is available at RightStufAnime.com.