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    Win FIREWORKS Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack!

    Win a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack of the Toho anime film FIREWORKS from Shout! Factory. Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © 2017 TOHO / Aniplex / SHAFT / KADOKAWA / TOY’S FACTORY / JR Kikaku / Lawson HMV Entertainment / LINE

    Source: Shout! Factory Official Site: uchiagehanabi.jp (Japan), FireworksMovie.com (US) Special Thanks to Shannon Meehan

    Image courtesy of Shout! Factory. © 2017 TOHO / Aniplex / SHAFT / KADOKAWA / TOY’S FACTORY / JR Kikaku / Lawson HMV Entertainment / LINE

    Shout! Factory is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a GKIDS Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack of the Toho anime film FIREWORKS (?????????????????????, Uchiage Hanabi, Shita Kara Miru ka? Yoko Kara Miru ka?, 2017). This tale of star-crossed teenage lovers with a sci-fi fantasy twist was produced by Genki Kawamura (YOUR NAME). Shy Norimichi and fast-talking Yusuke are both enraptured by the same elusive classmate, Nazuna. But Nazuna, unhappy over her mother’s decision to remarry and leave their countryside town, plans to run away and has secretly chosen Norimichi to accompany her. When things don’t go as planned, Norimichi discovers that a glowing multi-colored ball found in the sea has the power to reset the clock and give them a second chance to be together. But each reset adds new complications and takes them farther and farther away from the real world -- until they risk losing sight of reality altogether. FIREWORKS debuts on Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack (SLP: $26.99) and DVD (SLP: $16.99) November 20 from GKIDS and Shout! Factory. The film is presented in Japanese and English with optional English and French subtitles, has a runtime of approximately 91 minutes and is not rated. Bonus materials include interviews with the English dub director and cast and trailers.

    OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES and INFORMATION

    Prize: A. There are three (3) prizes, with each prize consisting of one (1) FIREWORKS Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack. B. Prizes will be shipped to the contest winners so entrants must include a valid mailing address. This contest is only open to participants in the United States and Canada. C. In the event that a winner chooses not to (or cannot) accept a prize, he or she forfeits all claim to that prize. D. One entry per person. Prizes are non-transferable. No substitution of prizes allowed. Duration of contests: A. The "FIREWORKS" contest runs from November 12 until 11:59pm on November 26, 2018. How to enter: A. Submit your name, email address, and mailing address for the random drawing. B. Be sure to write "FIREWORKS" in the subject header of your email entry. SciFi Japan often runs multiple contests at the same time, so any entries without "FIREWORKS" in the subject header will be discarded. Determination of winners: A. Only contestants who have submitted the requested information will be entered in the final drawing. The first three randomly drawn eligible entries will be judged the winners for this contest. B. SciFi Japan is not responsible for typographical, electronic or other errors in Internet operation affecting the offering, outcome, administration of the contest or the announcement of prizes. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. C. The decision of Shout! Factory and SciFi Japan is final. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the SciFi Japan judges, which are final and binding in all respects. D. Following the drawing, winners will be notified via email.

    THE "FIREWORKS" CONTEST

    Just email the following info to "FIREWORKS" at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and you`re in the contest. Good luck! Name: Email address: Mailing Address:

    Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © 2017 TOHO / Aniplex / SHAFT / KADOKAWA / TOY’S FACTORY / JR Kikaku / Lawson HMV Entertainment / LINE

    About Shout! Factory

    Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.

    About GKIDS

    GKIDS is a producer and distributor of award-winning feature animation for both adult and family audiences. Since 2010, the company has scored an astounding nine Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations with THE SECRET OF KELLS in 2010, A CAT IN PARIS and CHICO & RITA in 2012, ERNEST & CELESTINE in 2014, THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA and SONG OF THE SEA in 2015, BOY AND THE WORLD and WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE in 2016, MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI in 2017, and most recently, THE BREADWINNER in 2018. GKIDS also handles North American distribution for the famed Studio Ghibli library of films, one of the world’s most coveted animation collections with titles SPIRITED AWAY, MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO, PRINCESS MONONOKE and others. GKIDS recently launched ANIMATION IS FILM, an annual LA-based film festival. The second edition takes place October 19-21 at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. ANIMATION IS FILM embraces the highest aspirations of animation as a cinematic art form and is a vocal advocate for filmmakers who push the boundaries of their work to the fullest range of expression that the medium is capable of.


    For more information on FIREWORKS, please see the previous coverage here on SciFi Japan:


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