Aniplex of America Announces I want to eat your pancreas Blu-ray Release This October

Get those tissue boxes ready as the inspiring, coming-of-age film comes to Blu-ray!

SANTA MONICA, CA (JULY 4, 2019) – Aniplex of America is proud to announce the release of one of this year's most heartwarming and uplifting films, I want to eat your pancreas, on Blu-ray. Produced by Studio VOLN (Idol Incidents, Ushio & Tora) and based on Yoru Sumino's bestselling, award winning novel, the film, directed by Shinichiro Ushijima (Hunter x Hunter, One Punch Man), who also wrote the screenplay for the film, chronicles the sweet relationship between an apathetic and nameless protagonist and the terminally ill Sakura Yamauchi. The Blu-ray will feature a star studded English dub starring Robbie Daymond (Cells at Work!, Fate/stay night [Unlimited Bladeworks]) and Erika Harlacher (Fate/Apocrypha, Your lie in April) along with an English adaptation by the multitalented Erica Mendez (The Promised Neverland, KILL la KILL), who made her directorial debut with this project. With package illustrations by Eromanga Sensei's Yuichi Oka, who served as both character designer and chief animation director for the film, the Blu-ray includes a special booklet with cast member interviews, textless opening, an opening theme song “Fanfare” anime film, a theatrical release special, and a hilarious English dub blooper reel titled “We want to eat Robbie's pancreas,” as well as both Japanese and English versions of the trailers and commercials. I want to eat your pancreas Blu-ray will be available beginning October 29, 2019 with pre-orders open now at

Following the film's theatrical release by Aniplex of America and Fathom Events in February, I want to eat your pancreas received glowing reviews from fans and critics alike, with Collider describing the film as “a beautiful celebration of life” and Nerbot calling the film “the most important anime you will see all year.” Aniplex of America also partnered with the National Pancreas Foundation for the film's release across over 400 U.S. theatres nationwide in hopes of raising awareness and sparking a much needed conversation on pancreatic health.

In a review by the Austin Chronicle, Richard Whittaker writes, “What sets this story apart is that the stakes are literally life-or-death, but it's not handled in an over-the-top way. The title itself isn't ghoulish, but an odd proclamation of love, spinning from the old superstition that if you have a disease it can be cured by eating the same organ from an animal. There's a strange beauty in the way that Me and Sakura exchange this off-kilter phrase, the awkwardness of teenagers dealing with a new reality.”

I want to eat your pancreas Blu-ray includes:

Disc Specs
Spoken Languages: English & Japanese
Subtitles: English
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 HD Widescreen 1080p
Episodes: Movie
Number of Discs: 1 Blu-ray Disc
Total Run Time: Approx. 108 minutes
Rating: 13 UP

Bonus Contents
Trailers and Commercials (Japanese & English versions)
Textless Opening
Opening Theme Song "Fanfare" Anime Film
Theatrical Release Special
English Dub Bloopers "We want to eat Robbie's pancreas"
* Bonus content subject to change.
* Bonus content includes subtitles

Bonus Materials & Package
Package illustrations by Yuichi Oka (Character Design / Chief Animation Director)
Special booklet with cast member interviews
* Bonus content subject to change.

Product number and UPC bar code:
Title: I want to eat your pancreas Blu-ray
Street Date: 10/29/2019
SKU #: AOA-13101
UPC: 816546022075
SRP: $49.98
Store Price: $39.98

About I want to eat your pancreas:
She said, “I want to eat your pancreas.”

Spring time in April and the last of the cherry blossoms are still in bloom. The usually aloof bookworm with no interest in others comes across a book in a hospital waiting room. Handwritten on the cover are the words: “Living with Dying.” He soon discovers that it is a diary kept by his very popular and genuinely cheerful classmate, Sakura Yamauchi, who reveals to him that she is secretly suffering from a pancreatic illness and only has a limited time left. It is at this moment that she gains just one more person to share her secret.

Trying to maintain a normal life as much as possible, Sakura is determined to live her life to the fullest until the very last day. As her free spirit and unpredictable actions throw him for a loop, his heart begins to gradually change.

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Original Story: Yoru Sumino "I want to eat your pancreas" (Futabasha)
Original Illustration: loundraw
Director / Screenplay: Shinichiro Ushijima
Character Design / Chief Animation Director: Yuichi Oka
Art Director: Yukako Ogawa
Sub Art Director: Yoshito Watanabe
Color Setting: Yoshinori Horikawa
Photography Supervisor: Hiroshi Saito
Director of Photography: Mayuko Koike
3D CG Director: Koremi Kishi
Editor: Yumi Jinguji
Sound Director: Shoji Hata
Sound Effects: Noriko Izumo
Music: Hiroko Sebu
Animation Producer: Keiji Mita
Animation Production: Studio VOLN
Produced by Your Pancreas Anime Film Partners

CAST (Japanese / English)
Me: Mahiro Takasugi / Robbie Daymond
Sakura Yamauchi: Lynn / Erika Harlacher
Kyoko: Yukiyo Fujii / Kira Buckland
Takahiro: Yuma Uchida / Kyle McCarley
Gum Boy: Jun Fukushima / Khoi Dao
My Mother: Atsuko Tanaka
My Father: Shin-ichiro Miki / Patrick Seitz
Sakura's Mother: Emi Wakui / Dorah Fine

English Adaptation and Voice Direction: Erica Mendez

About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America, Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex, Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a division of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), Inc., and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. The company's ever-growing lineup of shows includes: Sword Art Online, FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: BROTHERHOOD, Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works], Fate/Zero, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, March comes in like a lion, Blue Exorcist, KILL la KILL, Gurren Lagann, Monogatari series, anohana -The Flower We Saw That Day-, Cells at Work!, The Promised Neverland, and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba. In 2017, the company made its first foray into mobile gaming with the launch of the English version of the popular mobile game, Fate/Grand Order, followed by the release of mobile game, Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story's English version in the U.S. and Canada in June of 2019.

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