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Promare Released Monday

posted on by Andrew Osmond

On Monday June 29, Anime Limited will release the Studio Trigger film Promare, directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi (Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill). It will be released as a Collector's Blu-ray/DVD, and as separate Blu-ray and DVD editions. The Collector's Edition (pictured) will include a CD of the original soundtrack by Hiroyuki Sawano. It will also include a 52-page book, an 128-page script book, a poster and a DECAL sticker.

The Collector's Edition and the standard Blu-ray editions will both include the short prequel films, Side: Galo and Side: Leo; an interview with Hiroyuki Imaishi; a Studio Trigger roundtable; and a "Behind the scenes" feature with the English cast.

Anime Limited summarises the film:

"Thirty years have 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."

Trigger and Nakashima are credited with the original work for the film. 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.

Manga Entertainment will release the 26-part series Star Blazers 2199. Manga describes the story:

"Earth is on the verge of complete annihilation. Threatened by an intergalactic superpower known as Gamilas, humankind's last hope for survival depends upon the generous assistance of another alien civilization - Iscandar. The Space Battleship Yamato - manned by a skilled, motivated crew and with advanced tech at its core - has only one year to seek out this planet and recover a device that could revitalize Earth. But Gamilan interference, dangerous cosmic phenomena, and conflict among the officers will test the whole of humanity's resolve."

Directed by Yutaka Izubuchi (RahXephon), this is a remake of the classic 1974 space opera anime Space Battleship Yamato. (The original series was adapted for American television in 1979 as Star Blazers.) The new series first premiered in Japan as a series of seven movies shown theatrically in Japan from 2012 to 2013. The anime began airing on Japanese television in April 2013.

Anime Limited will release the two-part television film The Dragon Dentist as a Collector's Blu-ray/DVD. It will include a poster and a 28-page booklet.

Anime Limited describes the story:

"Going into war against a dragon takes incredible courage, but even that danger pales in comparison to the hazards of young Nonoko's job. As a Dragon Dentist, she's charged with venturing into the jaws of the country's dragon protector to keep its pearly canines free of plaque, decay, and other debris. One day, Nonoko discovers an unconscious soldier between her dragon's teeth instead of a cavity, and she finds herself caught up in a series of events that have been foretold to bring disaster to her people!"

This is the feature-length version of a short film from the Japan Anima(tor)'s Exhibition (Japan Animator Expo) project. Hideaki Anno (Shin Godzilla, new Evangelion films) served as executive producer and sound director, and Kazuya Tsurumaki (FLCL, Aim for the Top 2!, new Evangelion films) returned from the short as the director. Otaro Maijo is credited with the original work and the script, and Yoji Enokido wrote the script. Shuichi Iseki acted as the character designer. Nobuo Kawakami (Ronja the Robber's Daughter) was also an executive producer.

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