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Right Stuf to Release Mai Mai Miracle Anime Film on BD in December

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Release to include English dub

Right Stuf announced last week that it and Nozomi Entertainment will release the Mai Mai Miracle anime film on Blu-ray Disc on December 3. The release will include Japanese and English audio tracks with English subtitles. The release will include the film's original Japanese trailer and a "Dubbing Mai Mai Miracle" interview with Michael Sinterniklaas.

Right Stuf describes the anime:

Shinko, is a third grade elementary school student with a magically active imagination. She spends a lot of her time listening to her grandfather's history lessons, imagining what her town was like 1,000 years earlier. One day, a sad and sombre girl called Kiiko transfers to Shinko's school from Tokyo. A strong friendship soon grows between the two girls as Shinko helps Kiiko come out of her shell and deal with her loss - all thanks to their adventures, both imagined and real.

Anime Limited will also release the film in the United Kingdom on December 9.

Mai Mai Miracle opened in Japan in 2009 and premiered in the U.S. in 2010. The film won the Audience Award for the Best Animated Feature for adults at Belgium's Brussels Animation Film Festival, Best Animated Feature Film at Montreal's Fantasia Festival, and the Excellence Prize at the 14th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards in 2010.

The film adapts Nobuko Takagi's Mai Mai Miracle (Mai Mai Shinko to Sennen no Mahō) novel. Sunao Katabuchi (In This Corner of the World) directed the film at Madhouse.

The film previously saw a home video release in the U.S. and U.K. through a Kickstarter campaign in 2014.

Sources: Email correspondence, Right Stuf

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