GKIDS announces its slate of upcoming theatrical releases, which includes:
Promare (2019) is a blistering action-adventure film from director Hiroyuki Imaishi (GURREN LAGANN, KILL la KILL) and the first feature-length film from studio TRIGGER (KILL la KILL, Little Witch Academia). In a world ravaged by flame-wielding mutants called the Burnish, Galo Thymos (Kenichi Matsuyama), a new member of the anti-Burnish rescue team, must battle the “Mad Burnish,” a group of aggressive mutants led by the devious Lio Fotia (Taichi Saotome).
Promare is in select theaters September 20.
WEATHERING WITH YOU
From director Makoto Shinkai and producer Genki Kawamura, the team behind worldwide smash hit Your Name., comes Weathering With You (2020). The film depicts a Tokyo plagued by non-stop rain, but this changes when high school freshman Hodaka (Kotaro Daigo), new to the city, meets Hina (Nana Mori), a girl with the power to stop the rain and clear the sky.
Weathering with You premieres in early 2020.
CHILDREN OF THE SEA
Children of the Sea (2019) is an upcoming adventure film from STUDIO4C (MFKZ, Batman: Gotham Knight, Tekkonkinkreet) and director Ayumu Watanabe, with a score from award-winning composer Joe Hisaishi of Studio Ghibli fame. Adapted from Daisuke Igarashi’s manga of the same name, Children of the Sea follows Ruka (Mana Ashida) and her friends Umi (Hiiro Ishibashi) and Sora (Seishū Uragami), two mysterious boys raised by dugongs, as they go on a journey to solve the worldwide disappearance of the oceans’ fish.
Coming soon to theaters.
RIDE YOUR WAVE
Ride Your Wave (2019) is a meditation on grief by visionary director Masaaki Yuasa (Devilman Crybaby, Lu Over the Wall, The Night is Short, Walk On Girl). The film follows Hinako (Rina Kawaei), a surfer who, after the death of her lover Minato (Hinageshi Yôko), learns she can summon his presence in bodies of water.
Coming soon to theaters.
STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2019
GKIDS and Fathom Events announced Studio Ghibli Fest, in which the iconic films will be released in select theaters nationwide over the next few months. The remaining dates and films are listed below:
My Neighbor Totoro: August 25, 26 & 28
The Secret World of Arrietty: September 29 & 30
Spirited Away: October 27, 28 & 30
Princess Mononoke: November 17, 18 & 20
The Tale of Princess Kaguya: December 16 & 18
Tickets on sale at GhibliFest.com.
Additionally, GKIDS announced its home video releases.
STUDIO GHIBLI CLASSICS
Studio Ghibli Classics are now available at www.GhibliCollection.com. Princess Mononoke and My Neighbor Totoro Collector’s Edition are now available. Both editions include audio CD soundtrack, exclusive 40-page book, and feature-length storyboards.
MODEST HEROES: PONOC SHORT FILMS THEATRE, VOLUME 1
Modest Heroes now available on Blu-Ray/DVD & Digital.
Okko’s Inn now available on Blu-Ray/DVD & Digital.
RONJA, THE ROBBER’S DAUGHTER: THE COMPLETE SERIES
Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter: The Complete Series is available on Blu-Ray August 20. Pre-order now.
THE CASE OF HANA & ALICE
The Case of Hana & Alice is out on Blu-Ray and digital September 17. Pre-order now.
GENIUS PARTY, GENIUS PARTY BEYOND
Genius Party and Genius Party Beyond, a collection of stories from 12 acclaimed directors, will be released separately on digital October 1 and together on Blu-Ray October 15.