Anime Film Blue Thermal Unleashes on Blu-ray and Digital on March 14 from Eleven Arts and Shout! Factory
SOARS ON BLU-RAY™ AND AVAILABLE DIGITALLY
TO OWN ON MARCH 14, 2023
From the renowned animation powerhouse Telecom Animation Film (Lupin III movies, Orange) and director Masaki Tachibana (Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, Princess Principal, Barakamon) comes a captivating new anime adventure, BLUE THERMAL. Produced by Telecom Animation Film, BLUE THERMAL, directed by Tachibana from a screenplay written by Tachibana and Natsuko Takahashi (Farewell, My Dear Cramer), is the long-awaited feature film adaptation of author and creator Kana Ozawa's popular manga series which ran in Shinchosha's Monthly Comic @Bunch Magazine for many years before being published in five book volumes. This artful and beautiful coming-of-age movie captures the tension and excitement of a young college student who joins the school's aviation club flying for the first time, as well as the beauty and exhilaration of the aerial scenery as seen from the pilot's seat. The film's theme song "Blue Thermal" and the song "Beautiful Bird" are performed by the popular Japanese piano rock band SHE'S.
On March 14, 2023, BLUE THERMAL will make its home entertainment debut on Blu-ray and digital download from Eleven Arts and Shout! Factory, following its theatrical release. Available for the first time in North America, BLUE THERMAL Blu-ray contains an exciting movie presentation and special bonus content, including an interview with director Tachibana and character profiles. A must-have for anime fans, collectors, and pop-culture enthusiasts, BLUE THERMAL is available for pre-order now at ShoutFactory.com and will be available in stores and other fine retailers.
Watch the Official Trailer
BLUE THERMAL boasts a stellar Japanese voice cast of Mayu Hotta (Kaguya-sama: Love is War 2019), Nobunaga Shimazaki (Summer Ghost), Junya Enoki (My Hero Academia: World Heroes' Mission), Mikako Komatsu (Jujutsu Kaisen 0), Daisuke Ono (Batman Ninja), Haruka Shiraishi (When Marnie Was There), Yō Taichi (Her Blue Sky), Ayumu Murase (Drifting Home), Makoto Furukawa (Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative), Rie Takahashi (Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal: The Movie), Taku Yashiro (The Island of Giant Insects), Kengo Kawanishi (Batman Ninja), and Minoru Terada (Castle in the Sky).
Blue Thermal movie Synopsis
"I want to experience a love that sparkles!" Arriving from Nagasaki with her wishful mantra is Tamaki Tsuru, who in high school could think only about volleyball. Things don't begin well, however, when she looks for an extracurricular club to join and proceeds to immediately ding a glider at aviation club tryouts ending up having to work it off. She is initially disillusioned with campus life. Then Kuramochi, the club leader and glider pilot, takes Tamaki under his wing, and from the moment he takes her up for a flight in a glider, Tamaki becomes a captive of the vast beauty of the skies.
*An interview with director Masaki Tachibana
About Eleven Arts
Eleven Arts is a Los Angeles-based distribution company known for bringing high-quality Japanese animation to North America. Eleven Arts' most recent titles includes david production's The House of the Lost on the Cape, Ryoma! The Prince of Tennis, and Poupelle of Chimney Town. Eleven Arts' catalogue includes critically acclaimed titles such as A Silent Voice, Millennium Actress, Maquia - When the Promised Flower Blooms, Penguin Highway and more.
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a leading multi-platform media company devoted to film and TV distribution, development, and production. Founded by Richard Foos, Bob Emmer, and Garson Foos in 2003, Shout! owns and manages a large portfolio of films, contemporary and classic TV series, animation, and documentaries. The company's creative acquisition mandate has established it as a leading independent distributor, with partners and properties including GKIDS, Sesame Street, LAIKA Studios, The Carol Burnett Show, The Johnny Carson Show, Stephen J. Cannell Productions, ALF, ITV Studios, Major League Baseball Productions, and many others. Shout! Factory Kids focuses on live-action and animated kids and family properties as well as anime, and the company releases films and television shows in other genres under the Scream Factory and Shout Select imprints. Shout! develops, acquires and distributes new films via Shout! Studios, owns and operates libraries including Mystery Science Theater 3000 (in partnership with creator Joel Hodgson) and the Roger Corman New Horizons Pictures Library and operates the acclaimed streaming service Shout! Factory TV. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.
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