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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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April 15, 2020

“PROMARE” WATCH PARTY

GKIDS ANNOUNCES
“PROMARE” WATCH PARTY
ON APRIL 21, 2020, 9PM ET

Join the English Language Voice Cast for a Special Live Tweet Event Celebrating the Digital Release of the 2019 Hit Anime Feature from the Acclaimed Studio TRIGGER


GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, announce a special “Promare Watch Party” online event, in celebration of the digital release of the 2019 hit 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 9:00PM ET, 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 Tuesday, April 21st through AppleTV, Amazon Prime Video, GooglePlay, Playstation, Xbox, Fandango Now, and Vudu. For more information on how to purchase Promare ahead of the watch party, visit PromareMovie.com

The hyperkinetic, candy-colored visual masterpiece 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.

SYNOPSIS
The first feature-length film from the acclaimed Studio TRIGGER, creators of the hit series KILL la KILL and Little Witch Academia, and director Hiroyuki Imaishi (GURREN LAGANN, KILL la KILL), Promare uses a bold cel-shaded visual style to tell a blistering action-adventure story, and is the spiritual successor to many of director Imaishi’s former works.
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.

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March 30, 2020

GKIDS AND SHOUT! FACTORY PRESENT “TOKYO GODFATHERS” BLU-RAY™ AND DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

Tokyo Godfathers

Satoshi Kon’s Heartfelt Masterpiece Restored and Remastered

Available Digitally May 19, 2020
Available on Blu-ray for the First Time June 2, 2020

Heartbreaking, hilarious and highly original, Tokyo Godfathers is a humanist masterpiece from the legendary director Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Perfect Blue). Co-written by Keiko Nobumoto (Cowboy Bebop) and featuring a whimsical score by Keiichi Suzuki, this beautiful tale of hope and redemption in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds makes its Blu-ray debut June 2, 2020 as a Blu-ray  and DVD combo pack from GKIDS and Shout! Factory. Restored and remastered from a 4K transfer, the release also marks the first time the film is available with an English dub in addition to the original Japanese audio track. Tokyo Godfathers also includes a number of bonus features, including a new interview with English voice cast actress Shakina Nayfack (“Transparent,” “Difficult People”), featurettes about the creation of the film, Satoshi Kon’s short film Ohayo, available on disc for the first time outside of Japan, and more! Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com . Those who order directly from Shout! Factory will also include a limited edition 18” x 24” lithograph of the cover art, while supplies last

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.

Tokyo Godfathers Bonus Features

  • Interview with actress Shakina Nayfack
  • Making of Tokyo Godfathers featurette
  • The Process of Animation featurette
  • The Unexpected Tours featurette
  • Film Introduction by K.F. Watanabe, Deputy Director of Film for the Japan Society, New York City
  • Ohayo, a short film by Satoshi Kon
  • Art gallery
  • Trailers
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March 26, 2020

GKIDS ACQUIRES NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS TO ANIMATED FEATURE “LUPIN THE 3RD: THE FIRST”

HIGHLY ANTICIPATED FILM MARKS FIRST TIME IN CGI
FOR STORIED ANIMATION FRANCHISE

GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, announced that it has acquired the North American distribution rights for the animated feature LUPIN THE 3RD: THE FIRST, a new animated feature from director/screenwriter Takashi Yamazaki (STAND BY ME DORAEMON, DRAGON QUEST: YOUR STORY). The “LUPIN THE 3RD” franchise, from original creator Monkey Punch, began in 1967 and has spanned a variety of manga, TV, game, theme park ride, and musical adaptations, including The Castle of Cagliostro (1979), the feature film debut from the acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki. GKIDS will release LUPIN THE 3RD: THE FIRST theatrically in 2020 in both Japanese and an all-new English language dub. The deal for North American rights was negotiated by GKIDS President David Jesteadt and Sam Maseba, Director of Licensing for TMS Entertainment.

“As someone who has been a fan of Lupin III since The Castle of Cagliostro, I was blown away by quality of animation and storytelling in LUPIN THE 3RD: THE FIRST,” said GKIDS President David Jesteadt. “Director Takashi Yamazaki has taken such incredible care and detail in creating Lupin’s first adventure in CG, and I am hopeful that audiences fall in love with the film as much as I have.”

Lupin III has been stealing hearts of audiences of all ages for over 50 years, and we’re proud to be able to present the latest evolution of the world’s greatest thief,” said TMS Entertainment, Vice President Masami Tokunaga. “We are truly excited to be collaborating with GKIDS to bring this amazing film to our fans in North America.”

SYNOPSIS

The iconic “gentleman thief” Lupin III returns in an action-packed, continent-spanning adventure, as Lupin III and his colorful underworld companions race to uncover the secrets of the mysterious Bresson Diary, before it falls into the hands of a dark cabal that will stop at nothing to resurrect the Third Reich. The gang undertakes trap-filled tombs, aerial escapades and daring prison escapes with the trademark wit and visual finesse that have made LUPIN THE 3RD one of the most storied animation franchises in the world, in a thrilling new caper that is sure to delight fans old and new.

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March 18, 2020

PROMARE AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD APRIL 21, 2020

GKIDS and Shout! Factory are moving PROMARE’s digital download-to-own release earlier to April 21, to give fans the ability to enjoy the film at home as soon as possible. The Blu-ray™ and DVD release date remains May 19.

The hyperkinetic, candy-colored visual masterpiece will be released on digital download and On Demand on April 21, 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.

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