Anime Limited have recently announced that BLUE GIANT, a feature-length-film adapted from the manga by Shinichi Ishizuka, will receive its UK cinematic release on 31st January 2024 in Japanese with English subtitles.
Directed by Yuzuru Tachikawa (Mob Psycho 100), BLUE GIANT is a moving ode to the power of music and the artist, featuring a powerful and energetic score composed by world-renowned virtuoso pianist Hiromi Uehara, who performed during the opening ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Uehara is also joined by Shun Ishikawa of Millennium Parade (Mamoru Hosoda’s BELLE) and saxophonist Tomoaki Baba.
About: Dai Miyamoto’s life is turned upside down the day he discovers jazz. A former high school basketball player, Dai picks up a saxophone and begins practising day and night, determined to become one of the greatest of all time. He leaves his sleepy hometown for the bustling nightclubs of Tokyo, but soon finds the life of a professional musician is not for the faint of heart. His passion eventually wins over the cocky but talented pianist Yukinori, and after Dai convinces his friend Shunji to learn the drums, they launch a new jazz trio whose rough sound contains a raw energy that quickly wins attention from local audiences. But what does it take to truly be great?
BLUE GIANT will be available in UK Cinemas from 31st January 2024 in Japanese with English subtitles, and we expect locations of screening availability (and ticket pre-orders) to become available in the new year.