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GKIDS Licenses Promare Film for September Theatrical Screenings in N. America

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Hiroyuki Imaishi, Trigger, XFLAG's original film opened in Japan on May 24

GKIDS announced on Thursday that it has licensed Studio Trigger and XFlag's original anime film Promare for North America. It will hold a premiere event for the film on September 17 and 19, and will open in select theaters on September 20.

GKIDS describes the film:

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.

The film opened in Japan on May 24 in 200 theaters, and ranked at #8 in its opening weekend. The film has so far earned a cumulative total of 357,531,500 yen (about US$3.29 million) as of June 9.

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

Source: Press release, GKIDS' Promare website

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