GKids is bringing the CGI animated film ‘New Gods: Yang Jian’ from director Zhao Ji to North America for a home video release with the help of Shout Factory. The movie will head to digital platforms on April 11, 2023, while the Blu-ray and DVD releases will happen on April 25, 2023.
Bonus features will include interviews with the director, discussions with the original Chinese actors, an art gallery, and a culture spotlight.
“Fans of the spellbinding anime can enjoy New Gods: Yang Jian in its original Mandarin language version as well as in an all-new English language dub with this Blu-Ray™ + DVD release, which is currently available for pre-order on GKIDS.com. The initial run of the Blu-Ray™ + DVD release will also include a beautiful 11 x 18 limited edition poster inside,” GKids said on their website. “The latest feature from powerhouse Chinese animation studio Light Chaser Animation (White Snake, New Gods: Nezha Reborn), the film presents a timeless, high-flying adventure featuring one of the most legendary mythic figures.”
You can watch the trailer below:
The Chinese cast includes Wang Kai as Yang Jian, JI Guanlin as Wanluo, LI Lihong as Master Yuding, LI Lanling as Chenxiang. and Zhao Yi as Shen Gongbao.
The English dub cast includes Nicholas Andrew Louie as Yang Jian, Christine Lin as Wanluo, Parry Shen as Master Yuding, Luke Naphat Sath as Chenxiang, and James Sie as Shen Gongbao.
GKids describes the synopsis as follows,
“Thirteen years after Yang Jian imprisoned his sister, the once-powerful hero also known as Erlang Shen now scrapes by as a poor bounty hunter. When a mysterious woman hires him, Yang Jian soon finds himself chasing down a familiar figure. He must stop Chenxiang, his long-lost nephew, who searches for a powerful, but dangerous artifact. As Yang Jian confronts his past, he must face treacherous vigilantes seeking to bring catastrophic destruction.”
The movie is the second part of the “New Gods” trilogy.
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