Blue Giant

Out on:Theatrical 31st Jan. 2024

Anime Limited kicks off the new year with an ode to the power of music based on the award-winning manga!

Jazz up your January with a big screen performance that combines an award-winning story with a score by world-renowned musicians. Anime Limited are delighted to announce that BLUE GIANT will be the opening act of 2024, coming exclusively to selected cinemas across the UK and Ireland from 31st January 2024.

Adapted from the internationally renowned manga by Shinichi Ishizuka, Blue Giant tells the story of Dai Miyamoto, a high school student whose life is turned upside down the day he discovers jazz. Picking up a saxophone and leaving his sleepy hometown for the bustling nightclubs of Tokyo, Dai will find that the life of a professional musician isn’t for the faint of heart, as he must confront what it truly means to be great.

Directed by Yuzuru Tachikawa (Mob Psycho 100), BLUE GIANT is a moving ode to the power of music and the artist, featuring a powerful and energetic score composed by world-renowned virtuoso pianist Hiromi Uehara, who performed during the opening ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Uehara is also joined by Shun Ishikawa of Millennium Parade (Mamoru Hosoda’s BELLE) and saxophonist Tomoaki Baba.

Since the original manga’s publication in Big Comics magazine, BLUE GIANT has earned critical acclaim and been nominated for numerous awards, winning the Japan Media Arts Festival Award and the Shogakukan Manga Award. Continuing its success on the big screen, the film was shown as a sneak preview screening at the 2023 Annecy International Film Festival, and won the Audience Award at the 2023 Scotland Loves Anime festival.

Synopsis:
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 the help of 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 JASS. With each live performance, they get closer and closer to performing at So Blue, the most famous jazz club in Japan, in hopes of forever changing the world of jazz. Based on the manga by Shinichi Ishizuka, Blue Giant from Yuzuru Tachikawa is a moving ode to the power of jazz with original music by HIROMI.

BLUE GIANT will be released in selected cinemas across the United Kingdom and Ireland from 31 January 2024 in Japanese with English subtitles. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.

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About Anime Limited:
Based out of Glasgow, Anime Limited is Europe’s premiere distributor for Japanese animation, renowned for bespoke collector’s editions of fan-favourite anime and soundtracks, connecting Western audiences with creators across languages and oceans, and helping to bring anime front and centre in cinemas. Anime Limited proudly produces releases from the biggest franchises in anime including Cowboy Bebop, Attack on Titan, NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, Mobile Suit Gundam, Tokyo Ghoul, Your Name, Weathering With You, Mirai, BELLE and JUJUTSU KAISEN.

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RELEASE INFORMATION

Distributor
Anime Ltd
In Cinemas
31st January, 2024
Release date
31st January, 2024

KEY TALENT INFORMATION

Director
Yuzuru Tachikawa

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