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Shout Factory, Eleven Arts Set 'The Wonderland' US Home Release This October

Eleven Arts Anime Studio and Shout Factory have announced that they will release anime fantasy The Wonderland (aka Birthday Wonderland) on digital, Blu-Ray and DVD this October. Based on the children's book by Sachiko Kashiwaba,  the film is directed by Keiichi Hara (Miss Hokusai) and features character designs by renowned Russian artist ( Ghost In The Shell: SAC_2045).

On the day before her birthday, young Akane meets the mysterious alchemist Hippocrates who brings her through a basement and into a fantastical world full of magic and color. Though things seem peaceful on the surface, he reveals this world is in danger and as the destined Goddess of the Green Wind, it is Akane’s responsibility to bring back the rain and save this world from the terror know as Zan-Gu. Joining Akane on her journey is Pipo, an alchemist in training, and her adventurous Aunt Chii. The only problem? Akane just wants to go home.
You can read our review of the film, here.  The Wonderland will be available on digital, On Demand, Blu-Ray Combo pack and standalone DVD from October 6, and will include a selection of brand new bonus features.

Bonus Features:
• “Our Wonderland” Cast Interview
• “Mayu Matsuoka’s Amazing Adventure”
• Audio Commentary with Character Designer & Concept Artist Ilya Kuvshinov and Eleven Arts’ Chris Platt and Amelie Khuat 
You can pre-order the film from Shout Factory now, with the film expected to be added to all the usual places to follow shortly.