GKIDS Acquires North American Rights to Miyazaki’s Future Boy Conan

GKIDS announced on Thursday that it has acquired the North American distribution rights for Future Boy Conan, the directorial debut of Hayao Miyazaki. 

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The series, which debuted in 1978, was produced by Nippon Animation and will be released by GKIDS in late 2021. The acquisition also marks the first time that the 26-episode series will be available in North America, with a new 4K restoration available alongside a brand new English dubbed version as well. 

Future Boy Conan tells the story of a world that was destroyed by earthquakes and tidal waves. Conan is born into this world 20 years later on an isolated island and raised by his adopted grandfather. However, his life is forever changed when a mysterious girl named Lana washes ashore, pursued by shadowy operatives who seek to use her in a new scheme to control what’s left of the world. 

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For more information on the upcoming release of Future Boy Conan, make sure to stay tuned for any updates from GKIDS, and keep an eye out for the all-new 4K restoration sometime later this year.