We know you’ve been patiently waiting for news on this but today we’re delighted to be able to bring you details on what to expect from our upcoming release of the film Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms, which will be available to add to your collection on 27th May 2019 as a Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray/DVD set, as well as standard Blu-ray and standard DVD.
Before we get to the details, a quick refresher on (or quite possibly, an introduction to) the film for you.
WHEN THE PROMISED FLOWER BLOOMS”
Written by: Mari Okada (Kiznaiver, The Anthem of the Heart)
Studio: P.A. Works (Angel Beats, Kuromukuro, Shirobako, Charlotte, Hanasaku Iroha: Home Sweet Home)
Synopsis: “Acclaimed screenwriter Mari Okada makes her directorial debut in this animated fantasy feature.
The people of Iorph have a lifespan of hundreds of years and maintain their teenage appearances for life, but when the peace of this town is shattered by those who want the secret to their longevity for themselves, a young girl named Maquia is forced to escape. Wandering the land alone, upon finding an orphaned baby she chooses to raise him, but as this boy grows up so the difference in their lifespans is thrown into ever-sharper relief.”
You can watch an English dubbed and English subtitled trailer (originally published when it was screened theatrically in 2018) below:
What’s inside? What’s on the discs?
First of all, here’s what the Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray/DVD set will look like –
As you can see, we’ve been able to utilise the gorgeous artwork from the film across the packaging to really help capture not only the scale and scope of the film, but also the family aspect of it as well.
The set will comes housed in a rigid case. Inside that you’ll find a digipack that will hold the Blu-ray and DVD discs. But that’s not all as inside the rigid case you’ll also find an A3 poster and an 84-page softcover booklet packed to the brim with content you’re sure to get a kick out of reading!
In fact, seeing as I’ve just mentioned the booklet, let’s focus on that for a few moments. Across the 84-pages you will find a mixture of artworks, information about the characters in the film, along with comments from the Japanese cast members and lots of interviews from people involved in the project. All of the information has been translated from the original Japanese release. To give you an individual breakdown of the various sections:
- Character information
- Comments from Japanese cast
- Interview with original Character Designer, Akihiko Yoshida
- Interview with Character Design/Chief Animation Director, Yuriko Ishii
- Interview with Tomoaki Okada (Art Setting) & Kazuo Higashii (Art Director)
- Interview with Kazuhiro Wakabayashi (Sound Director) & Kenji Kawai (Music)
- Interview with Writer/Director, Mari Okada and Producer, Kenji Horikawa
All of this across 84-pages makes it one of the most loaded booklets we’ve included in a Collector’s Edition release of ours and something we’re sure you won’t be disappointed in having as part of your collection.
On the discs themselves you’ll get the film (obviously), with the option to watch it with both the English dub and the original Japanese audio with English subtitles. (Both audio options being 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, for those of you who like to know those details.)
WHERE I CAN ORDER THIS? HOW MUCH IS IT?
The Collector’s Edition set SRP is £49.99. But obviously once you factor in retailer discounts you can expect to pay less than that for the set. (For example, until end of Tuesday 7th May 2019, you can take advantage of a special offer at our AllTheAnime.com online shop and order it for £29.99)
The SRPs of the standard edition Blu-ray and DVDs are £19.99 and £17.99 respectively.
You can order your copy from our AllTheAnime.com online shop using the link below
But if you want to order from elsewhere, that’s totally cool! You can pre-order your copy right now from retailers including the following –
ENGLISH DUB PREVIEW!
We know a lot of you are excited about seeing the film with its English dub! So we wanted to give you a little taster of it. Below you can see a clip featuring a variety of the cast including Xanthe Huynh as Maquia and Allegra Clark as Mido. Check out the clip below.
You can read more about the English cast of Maquia HERE.
And that wraps up this post on the details for our release of Maquia! We hope you’re excited for its release. And keep an eye on us over the coming weeks as we’ll have more previews of the English dub to share with you.