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GKIDS and Shout! Factory Bringing Remastered ‘Tokyo Godfathers’ Home June 2

Now available on digital, pre-orders being taken for Blu-ray and DVD combo pack, with first-time English dub and bonus features, plus limited edition lithograph while supplies last.   

GKIDS and Shout! Factory have announced the Blu-ray and DVD combo pack debut of Tokyo Godfathers will be available June 2, 2020. The film, directed by the late Satoshi Kon, co-written by Keiko Nobumoto, and featuring a musical score by Keiichi Suzuki, is a humanist story of hope and redemption in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.

Restored and remastered from a 4K transfer, the release is the first time the film is available with an English dub in addition to the original Japanese audio track. Bonus features include an interview with English voice cast actress, Shakina Nayfack (Transparent, Difficult People), featurettes about the creation of the film, and Kon’s short film Ohayo.

Pre-orders are now available by visiting ShoutFactory and include a limited edition 18” x 24” lithograph of the cover art, while supplies last.

In modern-day Tokyo, three homeless people’s lives are changed forever when they discover a baby girl at a garbage dump on Christmas Eve. As the New Year fast approaches, these three forgotten members of society band together to solve the mystery of the abandoned child and the fate of her parents. Along the way, encounters with seemingly unrelated events and people force them to confront their own haunted pasts, as they learn to face their future, together.

Tokyo Godfathers bonus features:

  • Interview with actress Shakina Nayfack
  • The Process of Animation featurette
  • The Unexpected Tours featurette
  • Making of Tokyo Godfathers featurette
  • Film introduction by Japan Society of New York City deputy director of film, K.F. Watanabe.
  • Ohayo, a short film by Satoshi Kon
  • Art gallery
  • Trailers

Source: Shout! Factory