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HIDIVE to Stream The Life of Budori Gusko Anime Film

posted on by Karen Ressler
Dub, subtitles to debut on Saturday

HIDIVE announced on Monday that it will stream the 2012 The Life of Budori Gusko (Guskō Budori no Denki) anime film on July 21 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. HIDIVE confirmed with ANN that it will have both the English dub and the Japanese version with subtitles.

The stream will be available in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, and other select territories.

Sentai Filmworks released the film on Blu-ray Disc on March 27. Sentai Filmworks describes the story:

Based on the 1932 fantasy novel by Kenji Miyazawa, the film is a fairy tale that follows an anthromorphic cat named Budori living in the forests of Ihatov. After a series of misfortunes, including the spiriting away of his beloved sister, Budori sets off to build a better life - but a deadly winter is coming, and Budori finds himself the unlikely hero with a plan that can save everyone.

Gisaburō Sugii directed the anime and wrote the screenplay. Shun Oguri starred in the title role. The film won an Excellence Award at the Japan Media Arts Festival Awards in 2012.

The original novel by Kenji Miyazawa (Night on the Galactic Railroad) also inspired a 1994 anime film.

Source: Press release

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