GKIDS announced today that they have acquired the rights to distribute four of Makoto Shinkai’s movies here in North America!
The titles set to be released later this year are: 5 Centimeters per Second, Voices of a Distant Star, Children Who Chase Lost Voices, and The Place Promised in Our Early Days.
All four titles are set to offer both English dubs and English subtitles over the original Japanese dub.
“We are thrilled to represent these vital early films from Makoto Shinkai,” said GKIDS’ President David Jesteadt. “They display the astounding visuals and emotional stories of longing and human connection that have made him one of the most exciting and important directors in animation today, and we look forward to reintroducing them to fans old and new.”
No hard release date has been set for any of the films outside of the 2022 calendar year.