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November 7, 2018

LU OVER THE WALL ON BLU-RAY™ & DVD COMBO PACK, DVD AND DIGITAL DOWNLOAD FEBRUARY 5, 2019

GKIDS AND SHOUT! FACTORY PRESENT LU OVER THE WALL

ON BLU-RAY™ & DVD COMBO PACK, DVD AND DIGITAL DOWNLOAD FEBRUARY 5, 2019

 

 

Los Angeles, CA – The fun new musical feature Lu Over the Wall from anime auteur Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game, The Night is Short, Walk On Girl) will be released on Blu-ray™ + DVD combo pack, DVD and digital download on February 5, 2019 from GKIDS and Shout! Factory. An official selection of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and winner of the Cristal, the highest prize of the 2017 Annecy International Animation Festival, Lu Over the Wall makes its home video debut following a limited theatrical release this year. This release is presented in both the original Japanese language and English dub versions. Bonus features include audio commentary and an interview with Director Masaaki Yuasa, trailers and TV spots.

 

From the visionary mind of Yuasa comes a joyous twist on the classic fairy tale about a little mermaid who comes ashore to join a middle-school rock band and propel them to fame.

 

After his family moves from Tokyo to a small fishing village, teenager Kai spends his days sulking and adrift. When his classmates invite him to play keyboard in their band, their jam sessions bring an unexpected guest: Lu, a young mermaid whose fins turn to feet when she hears the beats, and whose singing causes humans to compulsively dance. But when an ancient prophecy threatens Lu and the village, Kai and his new friends must save the day in this toe-tapping adventure for the entire family.

Bonus Features:

  • Interview with Director Masaaki Yuasa
  • Audio Commentary with Director Masaaki Yuasa
  • Trailers
  • TV Spots
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October 25, 2018

GKIDS Announces English-Language Voice Cast for the Critically-Acclaimed “Mirai”

NEW YORK, NY (October 25, 2018) – GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, has announced the English voice cast for MIRAI, a daringly original story of love passed down through generations. The film will feature the voices of John Cho (Star Trek, Searching), Rebecca Hall (The Town, Christine), and Daniel Dae Kim (“LOST”, “Hawaii Five-0”, “The Good Doctor”, 3AD Media). Mamoru Hosoda, the celebrated director behind The Boy and the Beast, Wolf Children, Summer Wars, and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, wrote and directed the critically acclaimed Japanese animated film that world premiered at Cannes Film Festival, and additionally played at BFI London Film Festival and the Animation is Film Festival in Los Angeles. GKIDS will theatrically release the film in New York and Los Angeles on November 30, 2018. GKIDS has additionally partnered with Fathom Events to bring MIRAI to U.S. theaters nationwide for special event screenings later this year on November 29, December 5 and December 8. (more…)

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October 9, 2018

THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL ON BLU-RAY™ & DVD COMBO PACK JANUARY 29, 2019

GKIDS AND SHOUT! FACTORY PRESENT THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL

ON BLU-RAY™ & DVD COMBO PACK JANUARY 29, 2019

 

 

Los Angeles, CA – The inventive new feature The Night is Short, Walk on Girl from anime auteur Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game, Lu Over the Wall) will be released on Blu-ray™ + DVD combo pack on January 29, 2019 from GKIDS and Shout! Factory. Winner of the 2018 Japan Academy Prize for Best Animated Feature, the film comes to home video following its nationwide theatrical release in August. Bonus features include interview with Yuasa, trailers and TV spots.

From the visionary mind of director Masaaki Yuasa comes a free-wheeling comedy about one epic night in Kyoto.

As a group of teens go out for a night on the town, a sophomore known only as “The Girl with Black Hair” experiences a series of surreal encounters with the local nightlife… all the while unaware of the romantic longings of Senpai, a fellow student who has been creating increasingly fantastic and contrived reasons to run into her, in an effort to win her heart. Featuring boundless imagination and visual wit, The Night is Short, Walk on Girl is a celebration of the unconventional, confusing routes that life and love can take, from one of the most exciting voices in anime today.

Bonus Features:

  • Interview with Director Masaaki Yuasa
  • Trailers
  • TV Spots
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