Cinedigm and Gkids are releasing three beautiful anime films in a few short week. Patema Inverted, Welcome to the Space Show and Nocturna will all be available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on November 11. The Blu-ray release of these films will all include all include English dub voice over, English subtitles and extensive bonus features.
You may never have heard of these three films before, but you definitely should. Despite being released on home media on the same day, each film is uniquely different from the others in terms of story and design. Patema Inverted was a nominee for the Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Animated Feature Film; Welcome to the Space Show is starts as tale set in a small Japanese town, but then goes berserk and turns into an outer-space adventure; Nocturna visually looks the most unlike Japanese anime (because it actually is a Mexican film), but looks completely adorable children’s tale.
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The contest runs until November 11 at 11:59 PM PST, the day that all three titles will be released. Open to US residents only (sorry!). Spam entries will be disqualified–we know who you are.
Check out the plot synopses and trailer for each of the films below:
Time of Eve director Yasuhiro Yoshiura returns with a perspective-twisting sci-fi adventure about two kids separated by opposite gravities. Patema lives in an underground world of tunnels, the long-abandoned ruins of a giant industrial complex. Though she is a princess, she is held back by the rules imposed by the elders of her clan. One day when she is exploring in a forbidden zone, she is startled by a strange bat-like creature and tumbles headlong into a void – and out into the wide open world above the surface, a place with reversed physics, where if she let go she would “fall up” into the sky and be lost forever.
Welcome to the Space Show
With an intergalactic cast of thousands, Koji Masunari’s colorfully explosive feature revolves around five elementary school kids sent on an unexpected trip to space. While looking for their missing class pet, the children find and rescue a dog that turns out to be an alien, and he invites them to visit the moon as a reward for helping him. However, through a series of strange events, they become stranded and must make their way across the galaxy to get to his home world and then return to Earth.
Visually stunning and wildly inventive, Nocturna explores the mystery of the night in a sweeping adventure full of Alice in Wonderland-like characters and moody, dream-inspired landscapes. Have you ever wondered why your hair looks funny in the morning? Or where the sounds outside your window come from at night? A young boy named Tim finds out after an unusual discovery on the rooftop of his orphanage, which plunges him into the secret world of Nocturna, inhabited by curious creatures who control the night.