The promised flower shall spread its reach a bit further, reaching a bit to the north for the summer.
Yesterday, Eleven Arts announced that they will give Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms a theatrical run in Canada. The film will launch day and date with the United States run, hitting Canadian Cineplex theaters on July 20.
The feature will be presented in Japanese with English subtitles. Nineteen locations have been confirmed as of press time:
- Calgary, AB: Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Cinemas
- Edmonton, AB: Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas
- Vancouver, BC: The Park Theatre
- Langley, BC: Colossus Langley Cinemas
- Winnipeg, MB: Cineplex Odeon McGillivray And VIP Cinemas
- St. Johns, NL: Scotiabank Theatre St. John’s
- Halifax, NS: Cineplex Cinemas Parklane
- Toronto, ON: Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas And VIP
- Ottawa, ON: Cineplex Odeon South Keys Cinemas
- Oakville, ON: Cineplex Odeon Winston Churchill Cinemas
- Peterborough, ON: Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough
- Windsor, ON: SilverCity Windsor Cinemas
- Sudbury, ON: SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas
- Barrie, ON: Galaxy Cinemas Barrie
- Scarborough, ON: Coliseum Scarborough Cinemas
- Thunder Bay, ON: SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas
- Montreal, QC: Cineplex Odeon Latin Quarter Cinemas
- Cote St. Luc, QC: Cineplex Odeon Cavendish Mall Cinemas
- Regina, SK: Galaxy Cinemas Regina
Tickets are available for all locations via Eleven Arts’ website.
Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms hit Japanese theaters on February 24. Anime Limited distributed the feature in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Mari Okada (Anohana, Anthem of the Heart) made her directorial début with the feature. She helmed the film and wrote the script at P.A. Works. Yuriko Ishii (Kuromukuro, Persona -trinity soul-) provided character designs for the project, while Toshiya Shinohara (Black Butler, A Lull in the Sea) served as chief director.
Rionos performed the film’s ending theme song, Viātor.
Other confirmed crew members include:
- Music: Kenji Kawai
- Original Character Design: Akihiko Yoshida
- Art Director: Kazuki Higashiji
- Art design: Tomoaki Okada
- Sound Director: Kazuhiro Wakabayashi
- Chief Animation Direcor: Yuriko Ishii
- Conceptual Design: Tomoaki Okada
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Maquia: Manaka Iwami
- Erial: Miyu Irino
- Leilia: Ai Kayano
- Clear: Yuuki Kaji
- Rashine: Miyuki Sawashiro
- Lang: Yoshimasa Hosoya
- Mido: Rina Satou
- Tita: Yōko Hikasa
- Medmel: Misaki Kuno
- Isol: Tomokazu Sugita
- Baro: Hiroaki Hirata
Eleven Arts describes Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms as:
The people of Iorph live far away from the lands of men, weaving the happenings of each day into a fabric called Hibiol. They live for centuries while maintaining their youthful appearance. Maquia, an orphaned Iorph girl, lives her life in an oasis surrounded by friends, yet somehow feels “alone”. But the tranquil lives of the Iorph are shattered in an instant when the Mezarte army invades their territory on a dragon fleet, seeking the blood that grants the Iorph long life. Maquia manages to escape, but loses her friends and her home in the chaos. She then encounters an orphaned baby who is “alone”. Maquia raises this boy “Ariel”, with the help of some new friends. But as the era changes, the bond between Maquia and Ariel changes too, amidst a backdrop of racial tensions between the Iorph and the Mezarte. This is a story of irreplaceable time, woven by two lonely people who can only find solace in each other.
Source: Eleven Arts (Press Release)