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GKIDS Films Bring 'Fireworks' To The US This Summer

GKIDS release schedule for the year just keeps getting more and more packed. The latest film to be added to their ever-expanding portfolio is the 2017 anime feature Fireworks.

Released in Japan under the rather unwieldy title Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?, it was an adaptation of a popular 1993 live-action TV movie. The film comes from director Nobuyuki Takeuchi and general director Akiyuki Shinbo, and is produced by acclaimed studio SHAFT.

Producer Genki Kawamura follows up his mega-hit Your Name with another tale of star-crossed teenage lovers with a sci-fi fantasy twist. Shy Norimichi and fast-talking Yusuke, are goo-goo-eyed over the same elusive classmate, Nazuna. But Nazuna, unhappy over her mother's decision to remarry and leave their countryside town, plans to run away and has secretly chosen Norimichi to accompany her. When things don't go as planned, Norimichi discovers that a glowing multi-color ball found in the sea has the power to reset the clock and give them a second chance to be together. But each reset adds new complications and takes them farther and farther away from the real world - until they risk losing sight of reality altogether. 

The film was released in the UK by Anime Limited last November and previously screened at the Animation Is Film festival in Hollywood.  GKIDS will release the film theatrically sometime during Summer 2018.

To give you a taste, here's the trailer from the UK release last year.