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NEWS: GKIDS Acquires Mamoru Hosoda's Mirai of the Future Film for U.S.


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LegitPancake



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:54 am Reply with quote
Dang I was hoping Funimation would get this one as they have all the other ones. This article states that GKids had the other Hosoda films, but I could’ve sworn Funimation has always had them, unless GKids let the rights expire or something? Oh well, GKids does some amazing dubs. I loved how well they did Mary and the Witch’s Flower.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:21 am Reply with quote
LegitPancake wrote:
Dang I was hoping Funimation would get this one as they have all the other ones. This article states that GKids had the other Hosoda films, but I could’ve sworn Funimation has always had them, unless GKids let the rights expire or something? Oh well, GKids does some amazing dubs. I loved how well they did Mary and the Witch’s Flower.

It may just be theatrical rights. FUNimation did release the other Hosoda films on home video, stream, and digital.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:27 am Reply with quote
I wonder who has Canadian rights since the last film was released by another company on disc for a while.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:32 am Reply with quote
Yay! I MUCH prefer GKids over Funimation. Now we can finally get a Hosoda film in more theaters and festivals.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:39 am Reply with quote
NJ_ wrote:
I wonder who has Canadian rights since the last film was released by another company on disc for a while.


Variety says MK2 Mile End.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:37 am Reply with quote
This could at least get Hosoda a possible Oscar nomination. But as someone going on a Hosoda-watching streak, I would still prefer Funimation. That said, IIRC they did share the rights for Summer Wars.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:22 am Reply with quote
Yeah as other people said GKids most certainly never held the rights to any previous Hosoda films, though ANN is not wrong saying they distributed the film, as confusing as that is, since they list them as distributors. I'm not entirely sure of the extent of what that means. Did GKids handle the marketing and getting the films into theaters I wonder? Or maybe help with the festival circuit and during award time.

Regardless I am glad GKids has the rights. That means a better job during the festival circuit and a higher chance of getting an Oscar nomination. I also feel they do a generally better job of releasing to theaters and the films usually end up on some sort of streaming survice after that.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:24 pm Reply with quote
Is it just me or are we gonna get separate dubs for US and Canada respectively?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:58 pm Reply with quote
Hopefully Funimation will still get the distributing rights, once it comes to blu ray. I want my collector's edition damnit. lol
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:15 pm Reply with quote
michaeltanzer wrote:
Is it just me or are we gonna get separate dubs for US and Canada respectively?


That never happens. The Japanese license holders only give a single Western distributor the right to dub in English, which can then be sub-licensed to other territories.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:18 pm Reply with quote
It's too bad Funimation didn't get this as I enjoy their English dubs. This being GKids, this will probably have a more Western celebrity cast. Which I'm generally fine with but I'll miss hearing Funimation's English voice artists in the dub.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:25 pm Reply with quote
LokiReed wrote:
Hopefully Funimation will still get the distributing rights, once it comes to blu ray. I want my collector's edition damnit. lol
That's my only potential worry, would be nice to have the Hosoda Collections uniform since I finally upgraded the previous releases to collectors edition. GKids does pretty great dubs and it's not like there are any returning characters to worry about, so at least it would be in good hands either way.

Does make me wonder that if GKids has the home media rights, did Funimation pass or are Gkids becoming a force to be reckoned with?


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LegitPancake



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:46 pm Reply with quote
Crunchyroll News is reporting that GKids is titling the movie simply as "Mirai," which in my opinion does not sound as good as "Mirai of the Future." Hopefully that isn't correct. (It is titled Mirai no Mirai after all.)

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:47 pm Reply with quote
LegitPancake wrote:
Crunchyroll News is reporting that GKids is titling the movie simply as "Mirai," which in my opinion does not sound as good as "Mirai of the Future." Hopefully that isn't correct.


"Future of the Future" is kind of a terrible title.
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An Average Aspie



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:21 pm Reply with quote
Animation Magazine article and the response from Gkids here states this acquisition is for all the rights.
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