The promised flower shall bloom, and those who seek it shall be rewarded.
Earlier today, Eleven Arts announced that they will release a deluxe edition of their upcoming Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms Blu-Ray. The release, which will ship to stores in March 2019, will include a display box and an 80-page companion booklet, along with other added on-disc extras.
As of press time, the final price has yet to be announced. The standard edition will ship to stores on February 5. The $26.99 release will be a Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack, which includes a 25-minute “making-of” feature, as well as trailer and commercial collections as extra features.
Eleven Arts revealed a trailer for the release, which you can check out below.
Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms hit Japanese theaters on February 24. Eleven Arts screened the film in the United States and Canada.
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.
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.