Are you as excited as we are for Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms? The anime film marks the directorial debut for renowned writer Mari Okada (anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day), and ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio is bringing it to North American theaters on July 20. Ahead of that, we have an opportunity for our readers in the United States and Canada to win their own unique prizes.
Up for grabs for U.S. residents is a Maquia keychain, pictured below.
All you have to do for a chance to win is hit the following link and fill out the corresponding form. We’ll hold the contest for the next week and choose a winner.
Those of you who live in Canada can enter to win a pair of tickets to a showing near you. Simply click the link below, fill out the form, and we’ll let you know if you won ahead of the film’s debut.
The people of Iorph live far away from the lands of men, weaving the happenings of each day into a fabric called Hibiol. They live for centuries while maintaining their youthful appearance. Maquia, an orphaned Iorph girl, lives her life in an oasis surrounded by friends, yet somehow feels “alone”. But the tranquil lives of the Iorph are shattered in an instant when the Mezarte army invades their territory on a dragon fleet, seeking the blood that grants the Iorph long life. Maquia manages to escape, but loses her friends and her home in the chaos. She then encounters an orphaned baby who is “alone”. Maquia raises this boy “Ariel”, with the help of some new friends. But as the era changes, the bond between Maquia and Ariel changes too, amidst a backdrop of racial tensions between the Iorph and the Mezarte. This is a story of irreplaceable time, woven by two lonely people who can only find solace in each other.
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