ANIME LIMITED ACQUIRES GIOVANNI’S ISLAND

Sep 03, 2014
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Tanya, Kanta and Junpei

Tanya, Kanta and Junpei

Glasgow, UK August 29, 2014 – Anime Limited, the Glasgow-based anime licensing company and parent company of All the Anime, are pleased to announce the release of the multi-award winning film Giovanni’s Island theatrically, on Blu-ray and DVD for the UK.

In the aftermath of the most devastating conflict mankind had ever experienced, the tiny island of Shikotan became part of the Sakhalin Oblast… and in this remote corner of the world, friendship among children from two different countries timidly blossomed, striving to overcome language barriers and the waves of history. Based on true events.

Giovanni’s Island has been a festival favourite this year having won the Jury’s Award at Annecy this year (2014) and both the Audience and Satoshi Kon Award for Anime at Fantasia 2014.

 

Theatrical Release: The film will be released theatrically nationwide over October and November this year with 11 screenings in 7 cities booked in so far. Screenings are available for both sub and dub. A hub site for Giovanni’s Island will go live September 3rd and will be the go-to place for information on screenings.

Home video: Giovanni’s Island will be available to own on home video in Winter and come in 3 formats:

Ultimate Edition:

– Collector’s Packaging, 18.1 x 21cm

– 76 page softback book delving deeper into the world of Giovanni’s Island – both for production and artwork.

– 55 minutes of extra features including a comprehensive Making Of (38 mins), Digital Art Gallery, Interview with the Russian voice of Tanya & a deleted music clip from the film!

– Limited to 1000 copies only in the world – so it’s a rare chance to see the best possible edition of Giovanni’s Island possible. Art card inside certifying the number the release is in the series.

– Dubbed and subtitled versions of the film available.

SRP: £54.99
Release date: WINTER 2014/15

 

Blu-ray Edition:

– Standard packaging (Amaray case)

– The film in high definition, both in English and Japanese with subtitles.

– 55 minutes of extra features including a comprehensive Making Of (38 mins), Digital Art Gallery, Interview with the Russian voice of Tanya & a deleted music clip from the film!

SRP: £19.99
Release date: 26/01/2015

 

DVD Edition:

– Standard packaging (Amaray case)

– The film, both in English and Japanese with subtitles.

– 55 minutes of extra features including a comprehensive Making Of (38 mins), Digital Art Gallery, Interview with the Russian voice of Tanya & a deleted music clip from the film!

SRP: £14.99
Release date: 26/01/2015

Andrew Partridge of Anime Limited says: ‘I fell in love with Giovanni’s Island when I first saw it! It’s a wonderful, interesting, touching story about a time in Japanese postwar history that has been overlooked by many. Not only is it an incredible story of friendship but it’s also a fascinating history lesson beautifully animated.’ 

Find screenings for Giovanni’s Island on our hubsite here this autumn.

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