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May 7, 2020

GKIDS AND SHOUT! FACTORY PRESENT RIDE YOUR WAVE ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, BLU-RAY AND DVD

GKIDS AND SHOUT! FACTORY PRESENT

RIDE YOUR WAVE

ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD,
BLU-RAY AND DVD AUGUST 4, 2020

The latest film by anime auteur Masaaki Yuasa, director of The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl

The deeply emotional new film Ride Your Wave will be released on digital download, On Demand, on Blu-ray™ + DVD combo pack and as a standalone DVD on August 4, 2020 from GKIDS and Shout! Factory. Winner of the 2019 Best Animated Feature award at Fantasia, Sitges and Shanghai International Film Festivals, the film makes its way to home entertainment following a nationwide theatrical release earlier this year.

Visionary director Masaaki Yuasa (Devilman Crybaby, Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!) brings his trademark visual ingenuity to a tale of romance, grief and self-discovery.

Hinako is a surf-loving college student who has just moved to a small seaside town. When a fire breaks out at her apartment building, she is rescued by Minato, a handsome firefighter, and the two soon fall in love. Just as they become inseparable, Minato loses his life in an accident at sea. Hinako is so distraught that she can no longer even look at the ocean, but one day she sings a song that reminds her of their time together, and Minato appears in the water. From then on, she can summon him in any watery surface as soon as she sings their song. But can the two really remain together forever?

Featuring an all-star Japanese voice cast made up of J-Pop royalty including Ryôta Katayose (GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE) and Rina Kawaei (AKB48), Ride Your Wave also has a hit theme song in “Brand New Story,” performed by GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE. The home entertainment release also includes an all new English language version of the film, featuring the voices of Joey Richter (A Very Potter Musical) as Minato, Merit Leighton (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power) as Hinako, Sarah Williams (Kill la Kill, Puella Magi Madoka Magica) as Yoko, and Michael Johnston (Teen Wolf) as Wasabi.

Ride Your Wave is the latest offering in a collection of visual masterpieces directed by Yuasa available for home entertainment from GKIDS and Shout! Factory. All of Yuasa’s other feature films Lu Over the Wall, Mind Game and The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl, as well as the anthology Genius Party, are also available for purchase.

Bonus Features:

  • Interview with Producer Eunyoung Choi
  • Animated Storyboards
  • Photo gallery
  • Trailers and TV Spots
  • Exclusive 12-page booklet with director’s statement and art
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February 13, 2020

GKIDS ANNOUNCES ENGLISH-LANGUAGE VOICE CAST FOR “TOKYO GODFATHERS”

FILM TO BE RE-RELEASED IN THEATERS NATIONWIDE MARCH 9 AND 11 FEATURING NEW RESTORATION AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE DUB

GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, has announced the English voice cast for the critically-acclaimed animated feature TOKYO GODFATHERS, by director Satoshi Kon (Perfect Blue, Paprika). GKIDS previously re-released a remastered version of Satoshi Kon’s groundbreaking psychological thriller Perfect Blue in 2018. At the 47th Annie Awards, Kon posthumously received ASIFA-Hollywood’s Winsor McCay Award, the organization’s award for lifetime achievement in animation. GKIDS and Fathom Events will present the new restoration of Tokyo Godfathers in select movie theaters nationwide on Monday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m. (local time, English-language subtitled) and Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. (local time, English-language dubbed).

The English language dubbed version of Tokyo Godfathers will feature the voices of Jon Avner (Just Cause 3), Victoria Grace (Mirai), and Shakina Nayfack (“Transparent,” “Difficult People”), and was produced by GKIDS and NYAV Post.

“Hana is a transwoman with a heart of gold,” said Shakina Nayfack, “I connected instantly to her faith, and her worldview is so clearly rooted in Satoshi Kon’s love for humanity. Kon was ahead of his time when he introduced Hana to the anime canon, and I’m so glad this GKIDS restoration and new English dub will give more people the chance to meet and fall in love with his beloved yet undersung heroine!”

“Satoshi Kon was a master visual storyteller, whose body of work continues to inspire ten years after his untimely passing,” said David Jesteadt, GKIDS’ President. “We are grateful to play a small part in preserving his legacy with the re-release of a newly remastered Tokyo Godfathers, and look forward to bringing the film to new and returning audiences alike.”

English Voice Cast

Gin – Jon Avner
Miyuki – Victoria Grace
Hana – Shakina Nayfack

Mother – Kate Bornstein
Miyuki’s Father – Crispin Freeman
Old Man – David Manis
Oota – Jamieson Price
Yasuo – Kirk Thornton

SYNOPSIS

In modern-day Tokyo, three homeless people’s lives are changed forever when they discover a baby girl at a garbage dump on Christmas Eve. As the New Year fast approaches, these three forgotten members of society band together to solve the mystery of the abandoned child and the fate of her parents. Along the way, encounters with seemingly unrelated events and people force them to confront their own haunted pasts, as they learn to face their future, together.

Co-written by Keiko Nobumoto (Cowboy Bebop) and featuring a whimsical score by Keiichi Suzuki, Tokyo Godfathers is a masterpiece by turns heartfelt, hilarious and highly original, a tale of hope and redemption in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.

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January 6, 2020

GKIDS ANNOUNCES ENGLISH-LANGUAGE VOICE CAST FOR “WEATHERING WITH YOU”

NEW ENGLISH DUB OF JAPANESE ANIMATED HIT FEATURES THE VOICES OF

LEE PACE, ALISON BRIE, AND RIZ AHMED

FILM OPENS IN BOTH JAPANESE AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE VERSIONS BEGINNING JANUARY 15

WATCH THE NEW ENGLISH-LANGUAGE TRAILER HERE

NEW YORK (January 6, 2019) – GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, has announced the English voice cast for WEATHERING WITH YOU, the new film from director Makoto Shinkai and producer Genki Kawamura, creators of the animated film Your Name, which broke box office records worldwide and is currently getting a live-action remake from JJ Abrams. The English language dubbed version of Weathering With You will feature the voices of Lee Pace (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hobbit trilogy), Alison Brie (“GLOW”, The Lego Movie franchise), and Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Venom). GKIDS will theatrically release the film nationwide on January 17, 2020 following special nationwide fan preview screenings through Fathom Events on January 15 and January 16, 2020. The film has already become the #1 local film at the Japanese box office for 2019, and was Japan’s official selection for the Best International Feature category at the Academy Awards, the first time the country submitted an animated feature for consideration since Studio Ghibli’s Princess Mononoke.

GKIDS and NYAV Post produced the English-language dubbed version of Weathering With You, and it was directed by Michael Sinterniklaas and Stephanie Sheh—who previously directed and starred in the English-language version of Your Name.

English Voice Cast in Order of Appearance

Brandon Engman – Hodaka

Ashley Boettcher – Hina

Lee Pace – Suga

Alison Brie – Natsumi

Emeka Guindo – Nagi

Riz Ahmed – Takai

Vinnie Penna – Kimura

Mike Pollock – Yasui

Barbara Goodson – Tachibana

SYNOPSIS

GKIDS proudly presents the highly-anticipated new film from director Makoto Shinkai and producer Genki Kawamura, the creative team behind the critically-acclaimed, global smash hit Your Name. The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then one day, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky…

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August 27, 2019

GKIDS ANNOUNCES ENGLISH-LANGUAGE VOICE CAST FOR PROMARE

GKIDS ANNOUNCES ENGLISH-LANGUAGE VOICE CAST FOR

PROMARE

FEATURING BILLY KAMETZ, JOHNNY YONG BOSCH, CRISPIN FREEMAN, AND ALYSON LEIGH ROSENFELD

VIEW THE NEW ENGLISH DUBBED TRAILER

GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, has announced the English voice cast for PROMARE. The film will feature the voices of Billy Kametz (NEON GENESIS Series), Johnny Yong Bosch (BLEACH BURICHI, AKIRA, MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS), Crispin Freeman (MIRAI), and Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld (POKEMON, YU-GI-OH!), among others. PROMARE marks the first feature film from Studio TRIGGER, founded by former studio Gainax animator and director Hiroyuki Imaishi, whose credits include the award-winning TV series GURREN LAGANN and critically acclaimed KILL la KILL.  PROMARE had its North American premiere at Anime Expo. GKIDS and Fathom Events bring PROMARE to U.S. theaters nationwide for special event screenings on September 17th and 19th, and GKIDS will theatrically release the film in New York and Los Angeles on September 20, 2019.

SYNOPSIS

Thirty years has passed since the appearance of 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 uses a bold cel-shaded visual style to tell a blistering action-adventure story, and is the spiritual successor to many of director Hiroyuki Imaishi’s former works.

English Voice Cast

Billy Kametz – Galo Thymos

Johnny Yong Bosch – Lio Fotia

Crispin Freeman – Kray Foresight

Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld  — Aina Ardebit

Neil Kaplan — Vulcan Haestus

Erica Lindbeck  — Heris Ardebit

Kari Wahlgren  — Lucia Fex

Steve Blum  — Ignis Ex

Mike Pollock  — Deus Prometh

John Bentley  — Varys Truss

Billy Bob Thompson — Remi Puguna

Matt Mercer — Gueira 

Yuri Lowenthal  –Meis 

Melissa Fahn  — Biar Colossus

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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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