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Goodbye, Don Glees! Coming to US Theaters This September

Atsuko Ishizuka’s Goodbye, DonGlees! Hits Japanese Theaters February 18

Today Goodbye, Don Glees! is receiving its North American debut at Anime Expo. But for those of us not lucky enough to be there, more viewing options are coming, and they’re coming to the big screen. GKIDS is working with Fathom Events to bring Goodbye, Don Glees! to American theaters in September.

The movie will make its American theater debut on September 14, with a fan preview of the subtitled version. The next day, there will be a fan preview of the dubbed version. After that, on September 16, the movie will play in a limited theatrical release.

GKIDS gave this description of the movie:

“Teen misfits Roma, Toto, and Drop call themselves the ‘Don Glees,’ an informal name for their backyard adventures. One day, when the trio gets blamed for a nearby forest fire, they set off into the woods to prove their innocence. As disaster strikes their expedition, tensions flare between the friends as they realize that growing up has taken them on wildly different paths in life.

Director Atsuko Ishizuka follows up her critically acclaimed series A Place Further Than the Universe with her first original feature film. With luminescent animation and lush backdrops, Goodbye, Don Glees! is a tender coming-of-age story about the fearlessness of being young and the bittersweet journey of self-discovery.”

Madhouse is behind the movie. Looking toward the crew, Ayano Okamoto is the art director, and Takahiro Yoshimatsu is the character designer. The dub cast has not yet been announced, but the main Japanese actors are Ayumu Murase, Natsuki Hanae, Yuuki Kaji, and Kana Hanazawa.

The film runs for 95 minutes and is rated PG. Tickets for the movie became available on August 5. You can get tickets from Fathom Events, the official Goodbye, Don Glees! English website, and theater box offices that will be playing the film.

Source: Press Release


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.