GKIDS has announced the release of an anime movie. deer king to select theaters in the United States this July.
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As part of the partnership between GKIDS and Fathom Events, there will be special fan events on July 13 (with English subtitles) and July 14 (with English dubbing). These special events will feature not only the film, but also a special performance by director Masashi Ando. Masashi Ando is known for working on iconic anime films such as Spirited Away, paprikaand Your name. This film marks his directorial debut.
In addition to preview events, deer king will have a limited theatrical release starting Friday, July 15. Tickets can be purchased at Fathom Events website and official deer king Web site. A short trailer has also been released, which you can watch below to announce the movie’s release in theaters.
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“After a brutal war, former soldier Wang is working in a mine controlled by the ruling empire,” reads the official synopsis. “One day, his secluded existence is shattered when a pack of wild dogs carrying a deadly and incurable disease attacks, leaving only Wan and a young girl named Yuna alive. Finally freed, the couple seek a simple existence in the countryside, but they are pursued by nefarious forces. Intending to protect Yuna at all costs, Wang must uncover the true cause of the plague ravaging the kingdom and its possible cure.»