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GKIDS to Set Off ‘Fireworks’ This Summer

Nobuyuki Takeuchi and Akiyuki Shinbo direct a tale of star-crossed lovers with a sci-fi and fantasy twist.

GKIDS picked up North American distribution rights to ‘Fireworks.’

NEW YORK -- GKIDS has acquired the North American distribution rights to Fireworks, from director Nobuyuki Takeuchi and general director Akiyuki Shinbo.

The deal for the film was negotiated by Eric Beckman of GKIDS and Rui Machida at Toho Co. GKIDS will release the film theatrically in summer 2018.

Producer Genki Kawamura follows up his mega-hit Your Name with another tale of star-crossed teenage lovers with a sci-fi fantasy twist. Shy Norimichi and fast-talking Yusuke, are goo-goo-eyed over 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-color 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. 

Source: GKIDS

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