Coming-of-Age Anime ‘Goodbye, Don Glees!’ Gets US Release Date

Writer and director Atsuko Ishizuka’s coming-of-age anime ‘Goodbye, Don Glees!’ made huge waves when it had its Japan release in February 2022. The movie was done by the animation studio Madhouse with Kadokawa Animation distributing the film theatrically. As D-Rezzed reported, GKids previously announced that they had acquired the rights to premiere the film in the United States.
After its premiere at the Anime Expo, GKids revealed on their website that they will give the film a limited theatrical run on Wednesday, September 14th with the original Japanese voice cast with the English dubbed version being dropped on Thursday, September 15th. It will continue in circulation on Friday, September 16th.
“Director Atsuko Ishizuka follows up her critically acclaimed series A Place Further Than the Universe with her first original feature film. With luminescent animation and lush backdrops, ‘Goodbye, Don Glees!’ is a tender coming-of-age story about the fearlessness of being young and the bittersweet journey of self-discovery,” GKids said.
You can watch the trailer below:

The movie stars famed Japanese voice actors Ayumu Murase (Shoyo Hinata,” Haikyu!!”), Natsuki Hanae (Tanjiro Kamado, “Demon Slayer”), Kana Hanazawa (Akane Tsunemori, “Psycho-Pass”), and Yuuki Kaji (Eren Jaeger, “Attack on Titan”).
GKids describes the synopsis as follows,
“Teen misfits Roma, Toto, and Drop call themselves the “Don Glees,” an informal name for their backyard adventures. One day, when the trio gets blamed for a nearby forest fire, they set off into the woods to prove their innocence. As disaster strikes their expedition, tensions flare between the friends as they realize that growing up has taken them on wildly different paths in life.”
Ayano Okamoto worked on the film as the art director while Takahiro Yoshimatsu handled the character designs.
The film received a manga adaption written and illustrated by Shinki that was published by Media Factory in their ‘Monthly Comic Gene.’

Jacob Airey

Jacob Airey is a writer, nerd, YouTube host, movie reviewer, and pop culture critic. He started the website in 2012 where he covers a vast variety of topics including film, TV, anime, music, and faith. He is also the author of The Seven Royals fantasy novel series.

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