The official twitter account of GKIDS has announced that the Fireworks film will be heading to the U.S. The film will an adaption of Shunji Iwai’s 1993 drama. Genki Kawamura the producer behind the mega-hit film “Your Name“, will be bringing this adaption to a theater near you.
Producer Genki Kawamura follows up his mega-hit YOUR NAME with another tale of star-crossed teenage lovers and a sci-fi fantasy twist, FIREWORKS. Coming to theaters through GKIDS and Fathom Events July 3, 5 and 7. https://t.co/qKy3AS476P #FireworksMovie pic.twitter.com/wp8Sy8C1C7
— GKIDS Films (@GKIDSfilms) April 25, 2018
The film is slated to released on July 3rd and will play on the July 5th and 7th. To see if the film will be in your area click here. The film originally opened in Japan last August and earned 170 million yen(US 1.56 million), which debuted at number three in the box office.
Also check out the trailer for the film below.
If you haven’t heard of Fireworks before GKIDS describes the story as:“Two junior high school pals, the 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 silently chosen Norimichi to accompany her. When things don’t go as planned, Norimichi discovers that a glowing multi-color ball Nazuna 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 father away from the real world – until they risk losing sight of reality altogether. Fireworks tells a simple story of adolescent longing that taps deep wells of emotion. It is tale of vulnerability and youthful wistfulness, of missed opportunities and long-ago dreams, the urgency of young lovers, and the desire to create a separate universe, a magic place outside of time, where they can be together.”