GKIDS locked in a real classic today with the announcement that the distributor has acquired the rights to 1978’s Future Boy Conan anime, which marks the debut series of renowned director Hayao Miyazaki. The series is set to arrive in late 2021 for the first time ever in North America, and will feature an English dub and an all-new 4K restoration.
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GKIDS is proud to announce the acquisition of the North American rights to FUTURE BOY CONAN, the debut series from the legendary Hayao Miyazaki! ✨#FutureBoyConan arrives in late 2021 for the first time ever in North America with an all-new 4K restoration and English dub. 💫 pic.twitter.com/cYbRu8w8KZ
— GKIDS Films (@GKIDSfilms) July 8, 2021
Twenty years ago, a terrible war destroyed civilization. Conan is born into this new world on an isolated island. His life is forever changed when a mysterious girl named Lana washes ashore, pursued by shadowy operatives who seek to use her to wicked ends.
The directorial debut of Academy Award®-winner Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away) is a landmark in animation history. This delightful sci-fi adventure series, beloved worldwide but never before released in North America, features a new English language version and 4K digital restoration.