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GKIDS Reveal 'Future Boy Conan' Release Details and Trailer

It seems to be a good week for news on long-awaited anime releases. Just a couple of days after GKIDS and Anime Limited revealed details on the various editions of the Neon Genesis Evangelion boxset, GKIDS have spilled the deets all on their other TV series release of the year.

GKIDS is primarily a theatrical distributor, and they deal almost exclusively in feature films. For a series to catch their eye it has to be something special. That was the case with Evangelion, one of the most beloved anime series of all time- and also with the first English language release for Hayao Miyazaki's Future Boy Conan.

1978's Future Boy Conan is the first TV series to be directed by Miyazaki, years before he went on to cofound Studio Ghibli. For a long time, it was believed that due to some legal red tape somewhere a US release was impossible so its reveal earlier this year caught us all by surprise.

Twenty years ago, a terrible war fought with magnetic weapons caused the earth's axis to tilt, and earthquakes and tidal waves destroyed civilization. Conan is born into this new world, raised by his adopted grandfather on an isolated island. But his life is forever changed when a mysterious girl named Lana washes ashore, pursued by shadowy operatives who seek to use her in a new scheme to control what’s left of the world

The series will be released in a new 4K restoration in original language and with a newly recorded English dub. The Blu-Ray boxset will contain the full 26 episode series across five discs with an exclusive 16-page booklet featuring character artwork.

The Blu-Ray set will arrive on November 16, 2021 and is now available to preorder. It will also be released as a digital download from the same date.

GKIDS have released a new trailer, which you can check out below.