GKIDS Announces Anime Theatrical Showings With Fathom Events

The Fandom Post is reporting that GKIDS has set up four anime films for theatrical screenings during Summer 2021. Tickets go on sale on May 14, 2021.

Children of the Sea

  • June 13, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. (English Dub)
  • June 15, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. (Japanese with subtitles)

Weathering with You

  • July 25, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. (English Dub and 4DX)
  • July 27, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. (Japanese with subtitles)

Lupin III The First

  • August 29, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. (English Dub and 4DX)
  • August 31, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. (Japanese with subtitles)

Promare

  • September 16, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. (English Dub and 4DX)
  • September 19, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. (Japanese with subtitles

Source: The Fandom Post

HBO Max Announces Anime Additions for January 2021

Warner Media has announced that HBO Max will add the following anime to its lineup in January 2021:

  • Night is Short, Walk On Girl (January 12, 2021)
  • Promare (January 12, 2021)
  • Ride Your Wave (January 12, 2021)
  • Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Director’s Cut Season 1 (dubbed version to be added on January 15, 2021)

The service will also add the 2013 The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness documentary about Studio Ghibli and the 2016 Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki documentary on January 12, 2021. The service will also add both films in the Kill Bill film series on January 16, 2021.

Source: ANN

GKIDS and Shout! Factory Present Promare Collector’s Edition Available on August 4, 2020

Following a phenomenally successful North American theatrical run, Promare, the top-grossing original anime feature of 2019, makes its way to home entertainment with a newly announced Collector’s Edition. The hyperkinetic, candy-colored visual masterpiece is available now on digital download and On Demand, and will be released on Blu-ray™ + DVD combo pack, as a standalone DVD, and as a SteelBook edition of the Blu-ray on May 19, 2020 from GKIDS and Shout! Factory. Bonus features include an interview with director Hiroyuki Imaishi, a round table with Studio Trigger, and Side: Galo and Side: Lio short films with new English dubs featuring the original dub cast. Later this year, fans can look forward to the upcoming Promare Collector’s Edition, featuring new special packaging, as well as added bonus features exclusive to the Collector’s Edition. The Promare Collector’s Edition is being produced in partnership with Anime Limited, the film’s UK distributor, and will be available at a suggested retail price of $64.99.

The first feature-length film from the acclaimed Studio Trigger, creators of Kill la Kill, Little Witch Academia and the upcoming B.N.A., and director Hiroyuki Imaishi, Promare is a blistering action-adventure that will set your soul on fire.

30 years have passed since the appearance of the Burnish, a race of flame-wielding mutant beings who destroyed half of the world with fire. When a new group of aggressive mutants calling themselves Mad Burnish appears, the epic battle between Galo Thymos, a new member of the anti-Burnish rescue team Burning Rescue, and Lio Fotia, the leader of Mad Burnish, begins.

Promare‘s English dub voice cast includes Billy Kametz, Johnny Yong Bosch, Crispin Freeman, and Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld.

Bonus Features:

  • *CD Soundtrack
  • *52-Page Booklet
  • *English Souvenir Script
  • *Mini-Poster
  • *Decal Sticker
  • Interview with Director Hiroyuki Imaishi
  • Studio Trigger Roundtable
  • Side: Galo and Side: Lio Short Films with Original Versions and English Dub
  • English Dub Cast Featurette
  • Trailers

* indicates items exclusive to the Collector’s Edition

GKIDS Celebrates Digital Release with Promare Twitter Watch Party Including English Cast on April 21, 2020

GKIDS announces a special “Promare Watch Party” online event, in celebration of the digital release of the 2019 film Promare. On April 21, 2020, audiences are invited to join the Live Watch Party with the English voice cast by pressing play on their respective digital copies at 9:00 p.m. EDT, and following along on Twitter using #PromareWatchParty. Fans will be joined by the English voice cast tweeting along, reacting, answering fan questions, participating in special giveaways from GKIDS, and more under the #PromareWatchParty.

Participating voice cast includes Billy Kametz (@BillyKametz), Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld (@AlysonRosenfeld), Billy Bob Thompson (@BillyBobThomps), John Bentley (@JohnEricBentley), Kari Wahlgren (@KariWahlgren), Neil Kaplan (@NeKap), Erica Lindbeck (@ericalindbeck), Yuri Lowenthal (@YuriLowenthal), Mike Pollock (@itsamike), and Crispin Freeman (@CrispinFreeman).

Promare is officially available for purchase through digital download and to own on demand as of April 21, 2020 through AppleTV, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, PlayStation, Xbox, Fandango Now, and Vudu. For more information on how to purchase Promare ahead of the watch party, visit PromareMovie.com.

Promare will be released on digital download and to own on demand on April 21, 2020 and widely on Blu-ray™ + DVD combo pack, standalone DVD and digitally on May 19, 2020 from GKIDS and Shout! Factory. Bonus features include an interview with director Hiroyuki Imaishi, a round table with Studio Trigger, and SIDE: GALO and SIDE: LIO short films with new English dubs featuring the original dub cast.

GKIDS Delays Its Upcoming Promare and Children of the Sea Screenings

GKIDS has announced that it has postponed both its new complete screenings of the Promare anime film, as well as its screenings of the Children of the Sea film. The company will announce new screening schedules at a later date.

The new “complete” screenings for Promare were scheduled for April 7 and 8, 2020 with English-subtitled and English-dubbed screenings, respectively.

The Children of the Sea screenings in the United States were scheduled for April 20 and 22, 2020 with English-subtitled and English-dubbed screenings, respectively. It was also scheduled for April 22 and 23, 2020 in Canada, and a limited theatrical run beginning on April 24, 2020.

In addition, GKIDS also announced that it is moving up the digital release date for Promare from May 5, 2020 to April 21, 2020, with the Blu-ray Disc and DVD release slated for May 19, 2020. It also announced that the Lu over the wall film is now available on Netflix.

Source: ANN

GKIDS to Screen Promare Again With Two Prequel Shorts in U.S. Theaters in April 2020

GKIDS has announced that it will screen Trigger and XFLAG’s Promare anime film in the United States once again, with English-subtitled screenings on April 7, 2020, and English-dubbed screenings on April 8, 2020. The new “complete” screenings will include the “Side: Galo” and “Side: Lio” prequel anime shorts as well as a message from director Hiroyuki Imaishi.

Fathom Events screened the film in the United States on September 17 and 19, 2019. GKIDS began screening the movie in the United States on September 20, 2019 in select theaters, and in Canada on September 22, 2019. The screenings had either English subtitles or an English dub. GKIDS and Fathom Events then hosted 4DX screenings of the film in the United States on December 11, 2019. A screening event in the United States on December 8, 2019 screened the “Side: Galo” short.

Promare opened in Japanese theaters on May 24, 2019.

Source: ANN

GKIDS and Shout! Factory to Release the Promare Anime Film on Blu-ray+DVD, SteelBook & Digital in May 2020

Promare makes its way to home entertainment in Spring 2020 following a successful North American theatrical run. The hyperkinetic, candy-colored visual masterpiece will be released on digital download and On Demand on May 5, 2020 and on Blu-ray™ + DVD combo pack and as a standalone DVD on May 19, 2020 from GKIDS and Shout! Factory. Bonus features include an interview with director Hiroyuki Imaishi, a round table with Studio Trigger, and Side: Galo and Side: Lio short films with new English dubs featuring the original dub cast.

Fans who pre-order the Blu-ray + DVD combo pack from ShoutFactory.com will receive an exclusive, limited edition 18″x 24″ lithograph, while supplies last. There will also be a SteelBook edition of the Blu-ray available exclusively at Best Buy, to be released on May 19, 2020.

The first feature-length film from the acclaimed Studio Trigger, creators of Kill la Kill, Little Witch Academia and the upcoming B.N.A., and director Hiroyuki, Promare is a blistering action-adventure that will set your soul on fire.

Thirty years have passed since the appearance of the Burnish, a race of flame-wielding mutant beings who destroyed half of the world with fire. When a new group of aggressive mutants calling themselves Mad Burnish appears, the epic battle between Galo Thymos, a new member of the anti-Burnish rescue team Burning Rescue, and Lio Fotia, the leader of Mad Burnish, begins.

Promare‘s English dub voice cast includes Billy Kametz, Johnny Yong Bosch, Crispin Freeman, and Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld.

Bonus Features:

  • Interview with Director Hiroyuki Imaishi
  • Studio Trigger Round Table
  • Side: Galo and Side: Lio Short Films with English Dub
  • Trailers

Three Anime Films Nominated for Annie Awards

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, has announced the nominees for its 47th Annual Annie Awards. Trigger and XFlag’s Promare, DLE and Madhouse’s Okko’s Inn, and Makoto Shinkai’s Weathering With You anime films received nominations in the Best Animated Independent Feature category. The other nominees in the category are Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles and I Lost My Body.

ASIFA-Hollywood added the Best Animated Independent Feature award for the 2016 awards in order to “recognize not only features in wide release, but also the independent animators, international studios, anime and special productions that might not otherwise get the attention they deserve.”

The Annie Awards recognize outstanding achievement in animation. The awards ceremony will be held on January 25, 2020.

Source: ANN

Promare Anime Film to Get Additional 4DX and Dub Screenings

GKIDS and Fathom Events have announced that the Promare anime film will get 4DX screenings in the United States on December 11, 2019 as part of the “Promare (Redux)” event. The film will screen in English, and show times will vary by theater. The film will also get an additional event screening with an English dub in the U.S. on December 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. local time.

The film will screen in Japanese with English subtitles as part of the event in the United States on December 8, 2019 at 12:55 p.m. local time. All screenings during the event will include the short anime prequel “Side: Galo.”

Fathom Events screened the film in the United States on September 17 and 19, 2019. GKIDS began screening the movie in the United States on September 20, 2019 in select theaters, and in Canada on September 22, 2019. The screenings had either English subtitles or an English dub.

Source: ANN

Four Anime Films Submitted for Consideration for the Animated Feature Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the list of 32 films that have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards. A maximum of five films from the list will receive the nomination.

These four anime films have been submitted for consideration:

  • Ayumu Watanabe and Studio 4°C’s Children of the Sea
  • Kitaro Kousaka, DLE, and Madhouse’s Okko’s Inn
  • Hiroyuki Imaishi and Trigger’s Promare
  • Makoto Shinkai and CoMix Wave Films’ Weathering With You

The Academy will reveal the nominations on January 13, 2020. The 92nd annual Academy Awards will be held on February 9, 2020.

Source: ANN