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[Holiday Gift Guide] Anime Blu-rays & DVDs for Loved Ones – Part 2


The Deer King

The Deer King, Introduced by GKIDS Involves Blu-Ray + DVD on October 18 and All Main Digital Platforms on Oct. 4, 2022

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The much-anticipated, extraordinary new animated movie The Deer King is coming to Blu-ray + DVD on October 18 and to all main digital platforms on October 4 from GKIDS with distribution by Shout! Manufacturing unit. Bonus options on the discharge embody conversations with the voice solid, an introduction from director Masashi Ando, a design gallery, and extra.

The Deer King relies on the award-winning fantasy novel collection by creator Nahoko Uehashi, which offered over two million copies and gained main literary awards. Animated by the acclaimed studio Manufacturing I.G, the movie marks the directorial debut of acclaimed animator Masashi Ando, who beforehand labored as a personality designer, animation director, and key animator with the famed Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke), and with administrators Satoshi Kon (Paprika, “Paranoia Agent”), and Makoto Shinkai (your identify.). Co-director Masayuki Miyaji is greatest recognized for steering the 2009 collection Xam’d: Misplaced Recollections and dealing on Studio Ghibli movies resembling My Neighbors the Yamadas. Recognized for his or her work in collection and have animation, notable works from animation studio Manufacturing I.G embody the legendary movie Ghost within the Shell, and the extremely influential collection FLCL, Haikyu!!, and Psycho-Cross.

An action-packed anime movie with dazzling animation, The Deer King is a panoramic story of survival. Following a brutal warfare, former soldier Van toils in a mine managed by the ruling empire. Someday, his solitary existence is upended when a pack of untamed canine carrying a lethal and incurable illness assault, leaving solely Van and a younger woman named Yuna as survivors. Lastly free, the pair search out a easy existence within the countryside however are pursued by nefarious forces. Intent on defending Yuna in any respect prices, Van should uncover the true reason behind the plague ravaging the dominion—and its potential treatment.

Bonus Options

  • Bringing the English Dub to Life
  • Interview with Director Masashi Ando
  • Introduction from Masashi Ando
  • Design Gallery
  • Trailers

Goodbye, Don Glees!

The Characteristic Directorial Debut From Atsuko Ishizuka, Trails Forward to Blu-Ray + DVD on December 27 and on Digital Platforms on Dec. 13, 2022

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The approaching-of-age anime movie Goodbye, Don Glees! will arrive in a Blu-Ray + DVD combo launch on December 27 and change into out there on main digital platforms on December 13 from GKIDS with distribution by Shout! Manufacturing unit. This touching animation journey options an interview with director Atsuko Ishizuka and is now out there for pre-order at and

Produced by the acclaimed Studio Madhouse, Goodbye, Don Glees! is the primary authentic function from author/director, Atsuko Ishizuka, who beforehand directed the extensively lauded collection A Place Additional Than The Universe, and the function No Recreation, No Life: Zero. The vibrantly animated image screened in competitors at numerous main movie festivals, together with Annecy Worldwide Movie Pageant, Tokyo Worldwide Movie Pageant, and Fantasia Fest. The movie stars famed Japanese voice actors Ayumu Murase (Shoyo Hinata,” Haikyu!!”), Natsuki Hanae (Tanjiro Kamado, “Demon Slayer”), Kana Hanazawa (Akane Tsunemori, “Psycho-Cross”), and Yuuki Kaji (Eren Jaeger, “Assault on Titan”) in its authentic Japanese language model.

Teen misfits Roma, Toto, and Drop name themselves the “Don Glees,” an off-the-cuff identify for his or her yard adventures. Someday, when the trio will get blamed for a close-by forest hearth, they set off into the woods to show their innocence. As catastrophe strikes their expedition, tensions flare between the buddies as they notice that rising up has taken them on wildly completely different paths in life.

Director Atsuko Ishizuka follows up her critically acclaimed collection A Place Additional Than the Universe along with her first authentic function movie. With luminescent animation and luxurious backdrops, Goodbye, Don Glees! is a young coming-of-age story concerning the fearlessness of being younger and the bittersweet journey of self-discovery.


  • Interview with Director Atsuko Ishizuka
  • Trailers

Fortune Favors Girl Nikuko

The Pleasant Animated Movie Fortune Favors Girl Nikuko Arrives on Digital, Blu-Ray, and DVD From GKIDS on July 19, 2022

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The charming anime movie Fortune Favors Girl Nikuko might be launched in a Blu-Ray + DVD combo, as properly for digital obtain on all main platforms, from GKIDS, with distribution from Shout! Manufacturing unit on July 19, 2022. Full of bonus options together with a “Making of” documentary, the Blu-Ray + DVD combo Fortune Favors Girl Nikuko is at the moment out there for pre-order on and

From acclaimed director Ayumu Watanabe (Kids of the Sea) and STUDIO4°C (MFKZ, Thoughts Recreation) comes a heartwarming and shifting comedy-drama with touches of magical realism. Fortune Favors Girl Nikuko is about an unconventional household and the bonds that they share of their sleepy seaside city.

Deliberate and produced by the beloved Japanese actor and comic Sanma Akashiya, Fortune Favors Girl Nikuko was primarily based on the novel of the identical identify by Kanako Nishi. The uplifting movie gained the Axis: The Satoshi Kon Award for Excellence in Animation on the Fantasia Worldwide Movie Pageant and continued gathering accolades together with a Finest Unbiased Characteristic nomination on the forty ninth Annual Annie Awards.

The movie marks the most recent collaboration between GKIDS and STUDIO4°C, following GKIDS’ native distribution of earlier STUDIO4°C works Kids of the Sea (from Fortune Favors Girl Nikuko’s director Ayumu Watanabe), MFKZ, Thoughts Recreation, Genius Celebration, and Genius Celebration Past.


Brash single mom Nikuko is well-known for her daring spirit, a lot to the embarrassment of Kikuko, her pensive but imaginative daughter. In distinction to her mom, Kikuko needs nothing greater than to slot in as she navigates the on a regular basis social dramas of center faculty. Life within the harbor is peaceable till a stunning revelation from the previous threatens to uproot the pair’s tender relationship.

Bonus Options

  • Making Of
  • Movie Completion Press Convention
  • Official Premiere Occasion
  • Sanma Akashiya Birthday Occasion
  • Visitor Speaker Occasion
  • Trailers

BELLE Collector’s Version

Critically-Acclaimed Animated Masterpiece From Academy Award-Nominated Director Mamoru Hosoda Coming to 4K UHD on August 30, 2022, in a 3-Disc Collector’s Set

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BELLE, the fantastical, heartfelt story of rising up within the age of social media from the acclaimed Academy Award®-nominated director Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu (Mirai, Wolf Kids, Summer time Wars), might be celebrated with a deluxe Collector’s Version, coming August 30, 2022, from GKIDS with distribution by Shout! Manufacturing unit. A 3-Disc set, BELLE COLLECTOR’S EDITION will embody the movie in UHD™ + Blu-ray™, might be out there each within the authentic Japanese and with an English dub, and include a bonus disc of thrilling new particular options, wrapped up in lovely deluxe packaging.

BELLE was launched on all main digital platforms on Might 3, 2022, as a Blu-ray + DVD combo pack and in a Goal-exclusive Steelbook version on Might 17, 2022.

The in depth bonus options on BELLE COLLECTOR’S EDITION embody these from the Blu-ray™ launch, in addition to a number of new fascinating choices, resembling new particular dialogues with the solid, a brand new interview with Takeru Satoh, a brand new Eric Wong interview, and extra.

BELLE boasts a star-studded English voice solid together with Chace Crawford, Manny Jacinto, Kylie McNeill, and Hunter Schafer. Followers of this heartfelt fable for a digital age can pre-order copies now by visiting and

Lauded by critics across the globe following its world premiere on the 74th Annual Cannes Movie Pageant, and North American premiere on the 59th Annual New York Movie Pageant, this stunningly animated movie is a panoramic adaptation of a story as previous as time that was nominated for 5 Annie Awards together with Finest Unbiased Characteristic.

On BELLE, the Japanese inventive group labored in collaboration with a roster of worldwide abilities. Character designer Jin Kim, the artist behind a number of iconic Disney options together with Moana, Tangled, and Frozen, designed the titular Belle. Cartoon Saloon’s Oscar®-nominated Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart (Wolfwalkers, Music of the Sea, The Secret of Kells) additionally be a part of the group, contributing paintings for the assorted digital fantasy worlds inside the movie. Hosoda continues his movie collaborations with architects and is joined by up-and-coming British architect and designer Eric Wong, who designed the digital world of “U.” Taisei Iwasaki (“Blood Blockade Battlefront.,” Studio Ghibli’s “Big God Warrior Seems in Tokyo”) together with composing authentic songs and rating, led a number of composers and produced the movie’s music fully. Different composers embody the critically acclaimed Yuta Bandoh (“Yuri on Ice”) and BAFTA nominee Ludvig Forrsell (Kojima Productions’ “Dying Stranding”). The movie’s fundamental theme “U” was carried out by the groundbreaking Japanese act millennium parade, led by the composer of the tune Daiki Tsuneta.

Suzu is a shy, on a regular basis highschool scholar residing in a rural village. For years, she has solely been a shadow of herself. However when she enters “U,” an enormous digital world, she escapes into the web persona of Belle, a beautiful and globally-beloved singer. Someday, her live performance is interrupted by a monstrous creature chased by vigilantes. As their hunt escalates, Suzu embarks on an emotional and epic quest to uncover the identification of this mysterious “beast” and to find her true self in a world the place you will be anybody.

Belle Collector’s Version Bonus Options

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  • NEW Behind the Japanese Dub
  • NEW Promo Occasions with Hosoda and Forged
  • NEW Particular Dialogues with Forged (Kaho Nakamura, Takeru Satoh, Lilas Ikuta)
  • NEW Interview with Takeru Satoh
  • NEW Eric Wong Interview
  • The Making of BELLE
  • A Dialog with Director Mamoru Hosoda
  • The Music of BELLE
  • Hosoda Attracts Belle
  • Discovering the Voice of Belle
  • Scene Breakdowns
  • Mamoru Hosoda at Animation is Movie
  • Design Gallery
  • Kylie McNeill Performs “Gales of Music”
  • Trailers

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