Full US Trailer for Cel-Shaded Anime Film 'Promare' with Matoi Mechas

August 18, 2019
Source: YouTube

Promare Trailer

"Someone has to shoulder the fate of mankind." GKids has unveiled the full-length official US trailer for the Japanese anime feature film Promare, from animation filmmaker Hiroyuki Imaishi (Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill). We featured the first teasers previously, but give this full trailer a look. This is the first feature-length film made by the acclaimed studio known as Trigger. "Promare uses a bold cel-shaded visual style to tell a blistering action-adventure story, and is the spiritual successor to many of director Imaishi’s former works." The story follows Galo and the Burning Rescue Fire Department who battle against "Mad Burnish", a group of mutants who are able to control and wield flames, and the fire disaster they have unleashed on Earth. The main Japanese voice cast features Arata Furuta, Tetsu Inada, Hiroyuki Yoshino, Masato Sakai, Taichi Saotome, and Kenichi Matsuyama. Glad to see this will be playing in theaters in the US.

Here's the full-length official trailers (+ US poster) for Hiroyuki Imaishi's Promare, on GKids' YouTube:

Promare Poster

You can still watch the first two US teaser trailers for Imaishi's Promare here, to see even more footage.

Thirty years has passed since the appearance of Burnish, a race of flame-wielding mutant beings, who destroyed half of the world with fire. When a new group of aggressive mutants calling themselves "Mad Burnish" appears, the epic battle between Galo Thymos, a new member of the anti-Burnish rescue team "Burning Rescue," and Lio Fotia, the leader of "Mad Burnish" begins. The first feature-length film from the acclaimed studio TRIGGER, creators of the hit series Kill la Kill and Little Witch Academia. Promare is directed by Japanese animation filmmaker Hiroyuki Imaishi, of the films Dead Leaves, Gurren Lagann: Childhood's End, and Gurren Lagann: The Lights in the Sky Are Stars previously, as well as lots of other TV work. The screenplay is by Kazuki Nakashima. GKids will release Promare in select US theaters starting on September 20th, with a special two-day event on September 17th & 19th as well. Visit the official website.

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I really love TRIGGER, but I find cell shaded anime horrible. I caught this a couple months ago here in Japan. I liked it, but the animation was a turn off.

DAVIDPD on Aug 18, 2019


With a muted color pallet and less on the screen (action and/or background detail) the cell shading technique can be great. The vibrant colors and absolute chaos is too overwhelming here. The text blocks for the subtitles are distracting too. I liked Dead Leaves and Kill la Kill was okay, but I am skipping this one. Not just due to the animation, I am not into the current "Firefighter Anime" trend going on right now.

Akirakorn on Aug 19, 2019


Yeah I just don't like the frame rate and how smooth it looks. This season's big hit, for me, is the fun as hell, VINLAND SAGA. The continuation of KIMETSU NO YAIBA is also good. It gives me 90s anime vibes. // DEAD LEAVES was not Studio Trigger. It was I.G.

DAVIDPD on Aug 20, 2019


Late reply (I still don't know how to use Disqus properly)... but have you read the manga for Vinland Saga? It truly is an epic saga, and it will (hopefully) take 5 years for the anime to catch up. It's got the great drawn-out story for both the main character and the world he lives in like Attack on Titan, and the simple and straight forward battles and the psychological toll of it all like in Berserk. For anyone not into anime: It's pretty much Arya Stark's story from Game of Thrones, with only a half dozen main characters (throughout the entire series) and no fantasy elements.

Akirakorn on Sep 3, 2019


I tried reading the manga for VINLAND SAGA but my Japanese was too poor and it took forever to look up the translations. The anime is speeding ahead quickly though and it wouldn't surprise me if they don't get renewed for more cours. PS The anime of the year is probably KIMETSU NO YAIBA, but since AW hasn't aired we will see.

DAVIDPD on Sep 4, 2019


I guess I have to be younger for this. But still, I wouldn't mind if it's interesting which this doesn't seem to be ...

shiboleth on Aug 18, 2019

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