'Promare': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about the hit anime movie
The movie picks up decades after a devastating attack by a group called Burnish left half the world in flames. The Burning Rescue Fire Department is an elite group of firefighters specifically trained to take on mutant flame-wielders using specialized suits of armor.
2019 is already a big year for Anime with streaming services making big pushes into the industry. Now, after their success in the Japanese market, Studio Trigger and XFlag are bringing an English version of their hit anime movie ‘Promare’, which has already sold over half a million tickets in Japan, to the United States. ‘Promare’ is an anime film that follows a team of firefighters who use cutting edge battlesuits to face off against a group of mutants with the power to control flames.
Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming movie:
GKIDS, who hold the North American distribution rights for the movie, will be conducting a nation-wide premiere event for the film on September 17 and 19 ahead of its arrival in select theaters on September 20.
‘Promare’ was released in Japan by Toho on May 24.
Where to watch:
‘Promare’ will be making its way to theaters across the United States. You can get your tickets booked online at the movie’s website.
The movie picks up decades after a devastating attack by a group called Burnish left half the world in flames. The Burning Rescue Fire Department is an elite group of firefighters specifically trained to take on mutant flame-wielders using specialized suits of armor. They are forced into action when a new group of mutants, calling themselves Mad Burnish, threaten to finish what their predecessors started and plunge the whole world into flames.
Here’s the official plot summary for the anime feature:
“The first feature-length film from the acclaimed studio TRIGGER, creators of the hit series KILL la KILL and Little Witch Academia, and director Hiroyuki Imaishi (GURREN LAGANN, KILL la KILL), Promare uses a bold cel-shaded visual style to tell a blistering action-adventure story, and is the spiritual successor to many of director Imaishi’s former works. Thirty years have passed since the appearance of Burnish, a race of flame-wielding mutant beings, who destroyed half of the world with fire. When a new group of aggressive mutants calling themselves “Mad Burnish” appears, the epic battle between Galo Thymos, a new member of the anti-Burnish rescue team 'Burning Rescue,' and Lio Fotia, the leader of 'Mad Burnish' begins.”
Kenichi is best known internationally for playing L in the films ‘Death Note’, ‘Death Note 2: The Last Name’ and ‘L: Change the World’, as well as voicing Gelus in the ‘Death Note’ animated adaptation. He also played Toru Watanabe in the film adaptation of Haruki Murakami's novel ‘Norwegian Wood’, which released in December 2010.
In the movie, Kenichi is the voice of Galo Thymos, a young member of the Burning Rescue Fire Department. Other members of the cast include Taichi Saotome as Lio Fotia, Masato Sakai as Kray Foresight, Ayane Sakura as Aina Ardebit and Hiroyuki Yoshino as Remi Puguna alongside Tetsu Inada, Mayumi Shintani, Rikiya Koyama, Kendo Kobayashi, Ami Koshimizu, Taiten Kusunoki, Nobuyuki Hiyama, Katsuyuki Konishi, Arata Furuta, and Ryōka Yuzuki.
Hiroyuki is one of the co-founders of Studio Trigger. The director has worked on multiple acclaimed animes including ‘Gurren Lagann’, ‘Space Patrol Luluco’, and ‘Kill la Kill’. Hiroyuki worked on ‘Promare’ alongside the movie’s writer Kazuki Nakashima, who previously worked with the director on ‘Gurren Lagann’ and ‘Kill la Kill’. The movie features character and mechanical designs by Shigeto Koyama, 3DCG animation by Sanzigen and music by Hiroyuki Sawano.
The blistering Japanese trailer for ‘Promare’ gives audiences a sneak peek of the beautiful artwork and hot music they can expect to see in the film. It introduces the characters, giving us a good look at the earnest Galo and his enigmatic opponents, Mad Burnish, whose leader believes they must burn to live.
But the Burning Rescue Fire Department isn’t going to go down easy. They’ve got a determination in their hearts and fire in their souls that might just turn the tide of battle in their favor. And if that doesn’t work out, they’ve also got really cool battlesuits that should do the trick.
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