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Trigger’s Promare Surpasses Billion Yen Mark

Promare Surpasses One Billion Yen MarkPromare is a hit.

The original anime film from the creative team behind Gurren Lagann and Kill la Kill has made over 1 billion yen at the Japanese box office since it opened May 24.

At the current exchange rate, 1 billion yen is $9.4 million.

Earning a billion yen is a significant feat for an anime film not based on a previously-existing property — especially for one not produced by Studio Ghibli.

GKIDS has licensed Promare for theatrical distribution in the US, and will screen the film in September. Here’s how they describe it:

The first feature-length film from the acclaimed studio TRIGGER, creators of the hit series KILL la KILL and Little Witch Academia, and director Hiroyuki Imaishi (GURREN LAGANN, KILL la KILL), Promare uses a bold cel-shaded visual style to tell a blistering action-adventure story, and is the spiritual successor to many of director Imaishi’s former works.

Thirty years has passed since the appearance of the Burnish, a race of flame-wielding mutant beings, who destroyed half of the world with fire. When a new group of aggressive mutants calling themselves Mad Burnish appears, the epic battle between Galo Thymos, a new member of the anti-Burnish rescue team Burning Rescue, and Lio Fotia, the leader of Mad Burnish begins.

Source: Otakomu