Mary and the Witch's Flower Anime Film's Japanese BD/DVD Has English Subs
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Retailers are listing the Japanese Blu-ray Disc and DVD release of Studio Ponoc and Hiromasa Yonebayashi's Mary and The Witch's Flower anime film with English subtitles. The home video release is slated for March 20.
GKIDS and Fathom Events will premiere the anime in U.S. theaters on Thursday, January 18. Regular screenings will start nationwide on January 19. The premiere event will have two screenings: the English dub will screen at 7:00 p.m. local time, and the English-subtitled version will screen at 8:00 p.m. local time. The screenings will include an exclusive interview with filmmakers and a commemorative item.
The film opened in Japan on July 8 and has earned 3 billion yen (US$28 million).
Hiromasa Yonebayashi, who directed Studio Ghibli's Arrietty and When Marnie Was There, directed Mary and the Witch's Flower, and also penned the script for the film alongside Riko Sakaguchi, who wrote the screenplay for Isao Takahata's The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. Takatsugu Muramatsu (When Marnie Was There) composed the music. Yoshiaki Nishimura is credited as producer. The staff page on the film's website further noted that many former staff from Studio Ghibli joined Ponoc in the film's production.