GKIDS launched on Thursday that it has acquired North American rights to the following 4 titles by director Makoto Shinkai: Voices of a Distant Star, The Place Promised in Our Early Days, 5 Centimeters Per Second, and Children Who Chase Lost Voices. GKIDS will launch the anime later this yr on residence leisure platforms in Japanese with English subtitles and with English dubs.

Voices of a Distant Star debuted in Japan in 2002. ADV Films launched the anime in English.

The Place Promised in Our Early Days debuted in 2004. ADV Films initially launched the film theatrically throughout the United States and afterward DVD in 2005.

5 Centimeters Per Second opened in Japan in 2007. The film is lower up into three specific particular person segments, and it premiered in Japan in 2007. Crunchyroll beforehand launched 5 Centimeters Per Second (Byōsoku 5 Centimeter – a sequence of fast tales about their distance.) on DVD in 2011 with the help of Bandai Entertainment. Discotek launched a reissue of that mannequin with new cowl art work.

Children Who Chase Lost Voices (pictured above correct) opened in Japan in May 2011. Sentai Filmworks beforehand licensed and launched the film in English.

Shinkai’s new anime film Suzume no Tojimari (truly, Suzume’s Door-Locking) will open in Japan in fall 2022.

Shinkai’s most up-to-date film, Weathering With You, opened in Japan in July 2019. The film grew to change into the #7 highest-earning residence film of all time in Japan (now #8 after Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train), and was the highest-grossing film in Japan in 2019.

Shinkai’s your determine. film opened in Japan in August 2016, and has end up to be the fifth highest-grossing film of all time in Japan, the third highest-grossing Japanese film, and the third highest-grossing anime film.

Shinkai’s totally different works embrace She and Her Cat and The Garden of Words.

Source: Press launch