ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio announced that Mari Okada’s debut film, MAQUIA: When the Promised Flower Blooms, is receiving a home media release! The home media release will be available in standard and deluxe editions, each with their own individual release dates. The standard edition will be released on February 5, 2019, while the deluxe edition will be available on a yet-to-be-determined day in March 2019.
The deluxe edition of MAQUIA: When the Promised Flower Blooms contains the following:
- Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack
- 80-page booklet
- A short, written scenario by film director Mari Okada
- 3-panel display box featuring art from Character Designer Akihiko Yoshida
- Inner cover art from Character Designer/Art Director Yuriko Ishii
A preview of the deluxe edition’s artwork was revealed with the caveat that the artwork is not yet finalized:
The standard edition will only feature the Blu-ray + DVD Combo pack. Pricing for each package has not been revealed at this time. The film screened in U.S. and Canadian theaters back in July and was presented with Japanese audio with English subtitles. The critically acclaimed film deals into the ordeals involving motherhood and adolescence, femininity, racial identity, and leadership. All of which were inspired by Okada’s fraught relationship with her mother.
Mari Okada had the following to say about MAQUIA:
“ Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms” is what I’ve always wanted to write as a writer. I feel great pleasure as well as pressure to be able to get involved in all of the works beyond script. The interweaving of people coming together, and their eventual breakup: It is a story onto which I hope everyone will be able to superimpose themselves.”
A promotional video was released by ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio regarding the home media release of the film which can you view below!
For more information on MAQUIA: When the Promised Flower Blooms, visit the official website: https://www.elevenarts.net/animedistrbution/maquia
The Outerhaven has a review of the film which you can check out here: https://www.theouterhaven.net/2018/07/maquia-review/