Eleven Arts and Right Stuf, Inc. Announce Trade-In Program for A Silent Voice and Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms

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: 8 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.

Shout! Factory and Eleven Arts Anime Studio Present Donten: Laughing Under the Clouds – Gaiden: Three Film Collection on Blu-Ray + DVD Combo Pack and Digital Download

For the first time in North America, the anime feature film trilogy Donten: Laughing Under the Clouds – Gaiden: Three Film Collection will be released on Blu-ray + DVD combo pack on February 4, 2020 from Eleven Arts Anime Studio and Shout! Factory. Fans will receive three Japanese mini-posters in the set, available while supplies last. The films will also be available for digital purchase separately on the same day.

The three-film collection includes Laughing Under the Clouds films One Year After the Battle, The Tragedy of Fuuma Ninja Tribe, and Conspiracy of the Military, and contains the original Japanese audio and a new English dub.

Directed by Tetsuya Wakano and from the celebrated Wit Studio, Donten: Laughing Under the Clouds – Gaiden is based on the supernatural manga series by Karakara-Kemuri and was previously adapted into an anime television series.

It’s been a year since brothers and shrine guardians, Tenka, Soramaru, and Chutaro, have defeated the legendary giant snake that threatened to destroy humanity. However, their lives are thrown into upheaval when they discover a plot to revive the evil serpent.

Shout! Factory and Eleven Arts Anime Studio Present Satoshi Kon’s Millenium Actress on Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack and Digital Download on December 10, 2019

A gorgeous new restoration of the anime feature Millennium Actress will be released on Blu-ray + DVD combo pack and digital download on December 10, 2019 from Eleven Arts Anime Studio and Shout! Factory. Fans ordering directly from shoutfactory.com will receive a limited-edition lithograph, available while supplies last.

Boasting countless awards and recognitions, including Grand Prize winner in the Japan Agency of Cultural Affairs Media Arts Festival, Millennium Actress is a must see for anime fans of all ages. This release includes the original Japanese audio and a new English dub.

The incredible film from legendary director Satoshi Kon and anime Studio Madhouse is “a lovely Valentine to the golden age of Japanese filmmaking and an era of gentler, deeper feelings” (San Francisco Chronicle).

When the legendary Ginei Studios shuts down, filmmaker Genya Tachibana and his assistant are tasked with interviewing its reclusive star, Chiyoko Fujiwara, who had retired from the spotlight 30 years prior. As Chiyoko recounts her career, Genya and his crew are literally pulled into her memories where they witness her chance encounter with a mysterious man on the run from the police. Despite never knowing his name or his face, Chiyoko relentlessly pursues that man in a seamless blend of reality and memory that only Satoshi Kon could deliver.

Special Features:

  • Voice Actress Laura Post Interview
  • Voice Actress Abby Trott Interview
  • Producer Taro Maki Interview
  • Producer Masao Maruyama Interview

Shout! Factory and Eleven Arts to Release Millennium Actress as a Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack and as a Digital Download

A gorgeous new restoration of the anime feature Millennium Actress will be released on Blu-ray™ + DVD combo pack and digital download on November 19, 2019 from Eleven Arts Anime Studio and Shout! Factory. Fans ordering directly from shoutfactory.com will receive a limited-edition lithograph, available while supplies last.

Boasting countless awards and recognitions, including Grand Prize winner in the Japan Agency of Cultural Affairs Media Arts Festival, Millennium Actress is a must see for anime fans of all ages. This release includes the original Japanese audio and a new English dub.

The incredible film from legendary director Satoshi Kon and anime Studio Madhouse is “a lovely Valentine to the golden age of Japanese filmmaking and an era of gentler, deeper feelings” (San Francisco Chronicle).

When the legendary Ginei Studios shuts down, filmmaker Genya Tachibana and his assistant are tasked with interviewing its reclusive star, Chiyoko Fujiwara, who had retired from the spotlight 30 years prior. As Chiyoko recounts her career, Genya and his crew are literally pulled into her memories where they witness her chance encounter with a mysterious man on the run from the police. Despite never knowing his name or his face, Chiyoko relentlessly pursues that man in a seamless blend of reality and memory that only Satoshi Kon could deliver.

Special Features:

  • Masao Maruyama Full Interview
  • Taro Maki Full Interview
  • Laura Post (Eiko) Interview
  • Abby Trott (Young Chiyoko) Interview

Eleven Arts to Also Screen the Sound! Euphonium The Movie – Our Promise: A Brand New Day Film in Canada in July 2019

Eleven Arts’ website for its screenings of the Sound! Euphonium The Movie – Our Promise: A Brand New Day (Hibike! Euphonium: Chikai no Finale) anime film is also listing that the company will screen the film in Canada in July 2019 in addition to the United States. The English dub will screen on July 16, 2019 and screenings with English subtitles will screen on July 18, 2019.

Eleven Arts and Fathom Events’ screenings in the United States are taking place on July 11, 2019 (English subtitles) and on July 15, 2019 (English dub).

Source: ANN

Eleven Arts to Screen the Millennium Actress Anime Film in the U.S. in August 2019 With a New English Dub

Eleven Arts has announced at its panel at Anime Central that it will screen Satoshi Kon’s Millennium Actress anime film in theaters in the United States.

The company will screen a digital remaster of the film in partnership with Fathom Events on August 13, 2019 (English subtitles) and on August 19, 2019. The screening on August 19, 2019 will feature an all-new English dub. The film previously had a dub produced in the United Kingdom.

Source: ANN

Eleven Arts to Release the Penguin Highway Anime Film on Home Video on August 6, 2019

Eleven Arts has announced at its panel at Anime Central that it will release Hiroyasu Ishida and Studio Colorido’s Penguin Highway anime film on home video.

The company will release the film in a Blu-ray Disc and DVD combo pack, on DVD, and via digital download on August 6, 2019. Bonus features will include interviews with director Hiroyasu Ishida and novel author Tomihiko Morimi, a “Good Night” promo video, and a promo video of Ishida’s past works.

The company also teased a limited edition release in partnership with Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment, with details to come later.

Source: ANN