GKids Announces North American Release Date For Musical Anime Film ‘Blue Giant’

GKids is bringing the musical anime ‘Blue Giant’ to the United States for a limited theatrical run on October 8-9. The movie is produced by the Japanese animation studio NUT and directed by Yuzuru Tachikawa, who also wrote the manga that the film is based on.

“GKIDS, celebrating its 15th anniversary as a producer and distributor of award-winning and artist-driven animation from around the world, announced today it will bring BLUE GIANT, to select theaters nationwide for event showings on October 8 & 9th only,” GKids said on their website.

They added, “The film is directed by Yuzuru Tachikawa, whose credits include directing the mega hit anime series “Mob Psycho 100”, as well as the cult hit series “Death Parade,” “DECA-DENCE”, and the latest film in the blockbuster Detective Conan franchise, Detective Conan: The Black Iron Submarine.”

The music for the anime film was composed by Japanese virtuoso pianist Hiromi Uehara and performed by the band JASS. Millennium Parade drummer Shun Ishikawa and saxophonist Tomoaki Baba also perform for the movies.

You can watch the trailer below:

GKids described the synopsis as follows,

“Dai Miyamoto’s life is turned upside down the day he discovers jazz. A former high school basketball player, Dai picks up a saxophone and begins practicing day and night, determined to become one of the greatest of all time. He leaves his sleepy hometown for the bustling nightclubs of Tokyo, but soon finds the life of a professional musician is not for the faint of heart. His passion eventually wins over the cocky but talented pianist Yukinori, and after Dai convinces his friend Shunji to learn the drums, they launch a new jazz trio whose rough sound contains a raw energy that quickly wins attention from local audiences. But what does it take to truly be great?”

As previously reported by Clownfish, the original manga ran from 2013 to 2016. It was followed by the sequel ‘Blue Giant Supreme’ which ran from 2016 to 2020 and ‘Blue Giant Explorer’ which launched in 2020.

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