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Blue Giant Anime Film’s Blu-ray Release Date Revealed

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Following its opening in U.S. theaters in 2023, the Blue Giant anime film now has a Blu-ray release date. GKIDS and Shout! Studios are teaming up to bring the feature to digital platforms and Blu-ray starting on April 30, 2024. Bonus features include a Q&A with composer Hiromi Uehara and a collection of teasers and trailers.

Here’s the box art:

Film trailer:

The Blue Giant anime film is directed by Mob Psycho 100‘s Yuzuru Tachikawa and based on the manga by Shinichi Ishizuka. GKIDS sums up the story:

From director Yuzuru Tachikawa (Mob Psycho 100, Death Parade, DECA-DENCE) and based on the award-winning manga by Shinichi Ishizuka, Blue Giant is a moving ode to the power of music and the artist, featuring a stunning jazz soundtrack composed by Hiromi Uehara and electric performances with drummer Shun Ishikawa, of the global hit band Millennium Parade, and saxophonist Tomoaki Baba.

Dai Miyamoto’s life changes when he discovers jazz. He picks up a tenor saxophone and practices every day. After leaving his hometown Sendai, he pursues a music career in Tokyo with help from his friend Shunji. One day, Dai plays passionately from the heart and convinces talented pianist Yukinori to start a band together. Along with Shunji, a beginner drummer, they form the three-piece band JASS. With each live performance, they get closer and closer to their dream of playing at So Blue, the most famous jazz club in Japan, in hopes of forever changing the world of jazz.

Source: Press Release