North American distributor GKIDS has revealed a new, English-subtitled trailer for the intriguing new anime sci-fi/drama Fireworks, directed by Akiyuki Shinbo (studio Shaft) and Nobuyuki Takeuchi, the 2D feature is the first of five new anime titles slated to arrive in theaters this year from GKIDS. Fireworks will have its US premiere presented through Fathom Events on July 3 (sub), with encores on July 5 (sub) & 7 (dub). GKIDS will begin the theatrical rollout on July 4.
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.