Do you need a getaway this Fall? Well Akane gets a seriously strange getaway when she thinks she’s just picking up a gift only to discover she needs to save an alternate world. The Wonderland is an animated journey into a world beneath a garage. The Japanese movie is coming out on home video this October from Shout! Factory and Eleven Arts. Prepare to see a different world. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory:
SHOUT! FACTORY AND ELEVEN ARTS PRESENT THE WONDERLAND
ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD,
BLU-RAY AND DVD OCTOBER 6, 2020
Los Angeles, CA – Keiichi Hara’s fantastical anime adventure The Wonderland will be released on digital download, On Demand, on Blu-ray™ + DVD combo pack and as a standalone DVD on October 6, 2020 from Eleven Arts and Shout! Factory.
The Wonderland is a showcase of incredible creative force, directed by Keiichi Hara, one of Japan’s leading animation film directors (Miss Hokusai, Colorful), and with visual and character designs by renowned artist Ilya Kuvshinov (Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045).
Bonus features on the release include interviews with the Japanese voice cast, featuring the talent of Mayu Matsuoka as protagonist Akane (Young Shoya, A Silent Voice) and audio commentary with character designer and concept artist Ilya Kuvshinov.
On the day before her birthday, young Akane meets the mysterious alchemist Hippocrates who brings her through a basement and into a fantastical world full of magic and color. Though things seem peaceful on the surface, he reveals this world is in danger and as the destined Goddess of the Green Wind, it is Akane’s responsibility to bring back the rain and save this world from the terror know as Zan-Gu. Joining Akane on her journey is Pipo, an alchemist in training, and her adventurous Aunt Chii. The only problem? Akane just wants to go home.
The Wonderland is based on Sachiko Kashiwaba’s celebrated children’s book Chikashitru Kara no Fushigi na Tabi (Strange Journey from the Basement).
· “Our Wonderland” Cast Interview
· “Mayu Matsuoka’s Amazing Adventure”
· Audio Commentary with Character Designer & Concept Artist Ilya Kuvshinov and Eleven Arts’ Chris Platt and Amelie Khuat
About ELEVEN ARTS
Eleven Arts is a Los Angeles-based distribution company known for bringing acclaimed anime films to North America. Eleven Arts’ anime titles most recently include A Silent Voice, Millennium Actress, Penguin Highway, Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms, Laughing Under The Clouds: Gaiden, Liz and the Blue Bird, Penguin Highway, The Wonderland, and Sound! Euphonium: Our Promise A Brand New Day.
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.
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