Trigger's PROMARE Anime Film Hits North American Theaters in September

Special premiere event planned for U.S. theaters on September 17 and 19


It's official: Studio Trigger's Promare anime film is coming to theaters in English! GKIDS announced the acquisition of the North American distribution rights for the feature, with a premiere event scheduled for U.S. cinemas nationwide on September 17 and 19. GKIDS will then release the film theatrically starting September 20.


Japanese trailer:




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 has 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.


If you need more Trigger in your life in the meantime, be sure to read our recent feature on the studio's history! 




Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox. 

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