DEEMO Memorial Keys plays on Blu-ray in March

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People are always looking for ways to turn videogames into movies. Most of the time the game is an interactive movie experience so it’s a rather easy adaptation. But what do you do when the video game is about keeping up with the rhythm of music. The creative forces behind DEEMO Memorial Keys were able to come up with a story that works with why the music matters. The movie comes out on Blu-ray at the end of March and will be playing select theaters beforehand. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory:

DEEMO Memorial Keys

Available for Digital Download on the Same Day!

From the famed animation studios Production I.G. (Psycho-PassGhost in the ShellAttack on Titan) and Signal.MD (Birthday WonderlandCyborg 009: Call of Justice) comes the eagerly awaited feature film adaption inspired by the internationally acclaimed “DEEMO” rhythm video game, which has over 28 million downloads worldwide. Distinguished filmmakers and animators have collaborated to bring the fantastical and touching tale of Deemo and Alice to life in the new anime feature DEEMO Memorial Keys. Featuring visually stunning animation by Production I.G. and Signal.MD, DEEMO Memorial Keys is directed by Shuhei Matsushita (Fuse: Memoirs of a Huntress) with Junichi Fujisaku (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone ComplexBlood franchise) as a general director. Yuki Kajiura, a prominent music composer and producer who has worked on the scores for multiple anime hits (Demon Slayer, Fate/Zero), created the film’s theme and image songs. 

This spring, step inside the extraordinary, ethereal world of DEEMO and beguiled by the awe-inspiring anime movie adventure packed with whimsical characters, beautiful animation, and unforgettable music with gorgeous melodies when DEEMO Memorial Keys hits home entertainment shelves and digital download on March 28, 2023 from Eleven Arts and Shout! Factory, following its nationwide theatrical release.

Watch the Official Trailer
Available for the first time in North America, the highly collectible DEEMO Memorial Keys Blu-ray+DVD combo pack boasts a spectacular movie presentation (featuring English audio, and Japanese audio with English subtitles) and special bonus content. The movie boasts an exciting English voice cast of Michelle Marie (Ryoma! The Prince of TennisThe House of the Lost on the Cape), Anairis Quinones (Rainbow HighMy Hero Academia), Bryce Papenbrook (Attack on Titan, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir), Mike Pollock (A Night Before ChristmasA Cat in Paris), Luci Christian (Gintama: The MovieMy Hero Academia) and Stephanie Sheh (Your NameSailor Moon Crystal). DEEMO Memorial Keys is available for pre-order now at and will be available in stores and other fine retailers. 

DEEMO Memorial Keys | Movie Synopsis
Fall in love with the enchanting tale of Deemo, a mysterious, lonely character who lives in solitude, playing the piano in a castle. One day a girl who has lost her memory falls from the sky. Wanting to help her recover her memories and return to her world, Deemo discovers that a tree kept atop the piano will grow whenever the piano is played. But if Deemo succeeds in the helping her, will the loss of her companionship prove to be too much? This gentle, ephemeral story of love spun by Deemo, the girl, the mystical residents of the castle, and a tree that grows with the sound of the piano will make you want to return to this world again and again. 

Bonus Content
·     Trailers
·     Promotional Videos  

Based on the Original Story “DEEMO” by Rayark Inc.
General Director: Junichi Fujisaku
Director: Shuhei Matsushita
Screenplay: Junichi Fujisaku, Bun-o Fujisawa
Character Design: Mebachi
Theme Song Creator: Yuki Kajiura
Theme Song Singer: Hinano Takashima “nocturne” (Pony Canyon)
Production: SIGNAL.MD & Production I.G
Produced by Pony Canyon

About the Original Game “DEEMO”
The anime is based on the popular music rhythm game “DEEMO”, which has been downloaded over 28 million times worldwide. One day, a little girl swoops down from the sky in front of Deemo, a mysterious piano-playing creature, who uses the sound of his piano to make a tree grow toward the sky so that the girl can climb up the tree and return to the world she used to live in…The game, which uses the piano as the core of its story, was a huge hit in Asia and other countries, attracting music game fans from all over the world with its wide range of high-quality original music, including classical, jazz, and rock, and its meticulously calculated rhythms and melodies, which gave players an overwhelming sense of live performance that immersed them in the game.

About Eleven Arts
Eleven Arts is a Los Angeles-based distribution company known for bringing high-quality Japanese animation to North America. Eleven Arts’ most recent titles includes David Production’s The House of the Lost on the CapeRyoma! The Prince of Tennis, and Poupelle of Chimney Town. Eleven Arts’ catalogue includes critically acclaimed titles such as A Silent Voice, Millennium Actress, Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms, Penguin Highway and more. 

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a leading multi-platform media company devoted to film and TV distribution, development, and production. Founded by Richard Foos, Bob Emmer, and Garson Foos in 2003, Shout! owns and manages a large portfolio of films, contemporary and classic TV series, animation, and documentaries. The company’s creative acquisition mandate has established it as a leading independent distributor, with partners and properties including GKIDS, Sesame Street, LAIKA Studios, The Carol Burnett Show, The Johnny Carson Show, Stephen J. Cannell Productions, ALF, ITV Studios, Major League Baseball Productions, and many others. Shout! Factory Kids focuses on live-action and animated kids and family properties as well as anime, and the company releases films and television shows in other genres under the Scream Factory and Shout Select imprints. Shout! develops, acquires and distributes new films via Shout! Studios, owns and operates libraries including Mystery Science Theater 3000 (in partnership with creator Joel Hodgson) and the Roger Corman New Horizons Pictures Library and operates the acclaimed streaming service Shout! Factory TV. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit
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