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Promare Anime Film Gets 10-Minute Prequel 'Galo-hen'

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
1st theatergoers get cards for advance streaming of anime short

The official website for Studio Trigger and XFlag's original anime film Promare announced on Friday that theatergoers will receive character cards with serial codes to grant access to advance streaming of a prequel anime. The all-new 10-minute "Galo-hen" anime will be set one day before the events of the film.

The cards are the first theatergoer bonus for the film, and they will be available beginning with the special night screenings on May 23. The cards will be available in eight varieties with designs for the main characters of the film.

The film will open in Japan on May 24.

Director Hiroyuki Imaishi and scriptwriter Kazuki Nakashima are teaming again for the new project at Trigger. Trigger and Nakashima are credited with the original work. Shigeto Koyama is in charge of character design and mechanical design, and Sushio (Kill la Kill) is involved as an animator. Tomotaka Kubo (Mary and The Witch's Flower) is the art director, and Saishi Ichiko is in charge of logo design. Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan, Kill la Kill) is composing the music. SANZIGEN Animation Studio is handling the 3DCG animation. XFlag is credited with production, and TOHO will distribute the film.

The anime's protagonist is Galo (seen with blue hair in image at left), a new recruit in a rescue team. The anime will have mechs called "Matoi-Tech," named after the "matoi" banners that Edo-period firefighting units used.

The staff previously mentioned that the anime will be similar in tone to Kill la Kill and Gurren Lagann — Imaishi and Nakashima's previous two collaborations.

Sources: Promare anime's website, Comic Natalie

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