GKIDS revealed a few of its future plans throughout as we speak’s Anime NYC panel, together with the acquisition of North American distribution rights for Manufacturing I.G’s award-winning historic drama Giovanni’s Island. Directed by Mizuho Nishikubo, the 2014 anime movie might be launched on dwelling video by way of GKIDS this 12 months.
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Among the many movies many previous honors are Jury distinction on the 2014 Annecy Worldwide Animated Movie Competition, each Youngsters’s and Grownup Jury Prizes on the thirty first Chicago Worldwide Youngsters’s Movie Competition, and the Satoshi Kon Award for finest animated characteristic movie on the Fantasia Movie Competition.
Brothers Junpei and Kanta stay in Shikotan, a tiny fishing island that has been spared from the devastations of World Conflict II. The 2 youngsters are named after Giovanni and Campanella from their late mom’s favourite guide, Evening on the Galactic Railroad, which turns into a supply of solace within the aftermath of Japan’s defeat.
When Soviet forces arrive with their households to settle within the island, Junpei meets Tanya, the daughter of the commander. Regardless of their language barrier and rising rigidity, the kids quickly type an unlikely friendship.
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