August 18, 2022

GKIDS to Release “Goodbye, Don Glees!” in Nationwide Event Screenings

September 14, 18 and 20th ONLY

Tickets on Sale Now for the First Original Feature from Acclaimed “A Place Further Than The Universe” Director Atsuko Ishizuka

Dub Cast Announced and New Trailers Released


GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, announced today it will bring GOODBYE, DON GLEES! to cinemas nationwide in both original Japanese and an all-new English language dub for three days only on Wednesday, September 14th (Japanese language), Saturday, September 18th (English language), and Tuesday, September 20th (Japanese language). In anticipation of the upcoming theatrical release, GKIDS has revealed the cast for the all-new English language dub, as well as trailers in both language versions. Produced by the acclaimed Studio Madhouse, the film is the first original feature from writer/director Atsuko Ishizuka, who previously directed the widely lauded series A Place Further Than The Universe

GOODBYE DON GLEES! follows the story of three friends over the course of one summer, as their backyard adventures turn one small incident to a life changing journey. It was domestically released in February 2022, and stars famed Japanese voice actors Ayumu Murase (Shoyo Hinata,” Haikyu!!”), Natsuki Hanae (Tanjiro Kamado, “Demon Slayer”), Kana Hanazawa (Akane Tsunemori, “Psycho-Pass”), and Yuuki Kaji (Eren Jaeger, “Attack on Titan”).

English Language Dub Cast

Roma – Adam McArthur

Toto – Nick Wolfhard

Drop – Jonathan Leon

Tivoli – Victoria Grace

Mrs. Ando – Barbara Goodson

Roma’s Mother – Stephanie Sheh

Roma’s Father – Alan Lee

Toto’s Sister – Laura Stahl


Teen misfits Roma, Toto, and Drop call themselves the “Don Glees,” an informal name for their backyard adventures. One day, when the trio gets blamed for a nearby forest fire, they set off into the woods to prove their innocence. As disaster strikes their expedition, tensions flare between the friends as they realize that growing up has taken them on wildly different paths in life. Director Atsuko Ishizuka follows up her critically acclaimed series A Place Further Than the Universe with her first original feature film. With luminescent animation and lush backdrops, Goodbye, Don Glees! is a tender coming-of-age story about the fearlessness of being young and the bittersweet journey of self-discovery.

Director/Writer: Atsuko Ishizuka

Studio: Madhouse

Art Director: Ayano Okamoto

Character Design: Takahiro Yoshimatsu

Animation Production: Madhouse

OLV Cast: Ayumu Murase, Natsuki Hanae, Yuuki Kaji, Kana Hanazawa

English Dub Cast: Adam McArthur, Nick Wolfhard, Jonathan Leon, Victoria Grace

Runtime: 95 minutes

Rating: PG

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