Get those tissue boxes ready as the inspiring, coming-of-age film comes to Blu-ray!
SANTA MONICA, CA (JULY 4, 2019) – Aniplex of America is proud to announce the release of one of this year’s most heartwarming and uplifting films, I want to eat your pancreas, on Blu-ray. Produced by Studio VOLN (Idol Incidents, Ushio & Tora) and based on Yoru Sumino’s bestselling, award winning novel, the film, directed by Shinichiro Ushijima (Hunter x Hunter, One Punch Man), who also wrote the screenplay for the film, chronicles the sweet relationship between an apathetic and nameless protagonist and the terminally ill Sakura Yamauchi. The Blu-ray will feature a star studded English dub starring Robbie Daymond (Cells at Work!, Fate/stay night [Unlimited Bladeworks]) and Erika Harlacher (Fate/Apocrypha, Your lie in April) along with an English adaptation by the multitalented Erica Mendez (The Promised Neverland, KILL la KILL), who made her directorial debut with this project. With package illustrations by Eromanga Sensei’s Yuichi Oka, who served as both character designer and chief animation director for the film, the Blu-ray includes a special booklet with cast member interviews, textless opening, an opening theme song “Fanfare” anime film, a theatrical release special, and a hilarious English dub blooper reel titled “We want to eat Robbie’s pancreas,” as well as both Japanese and English versions of the trailers and commercials. I want to eat your pancreas Blu-ray will be available beginning October 29, 2019 with pre-orders open now at Righstufanime.com.
Following the film’s theatrical release by Aniplex of America and Fathom Events in February, I want to eat your pancreas received glowing reviews from fans and critics alike, with Collider describing the film as “a beautiful celebration of life” and Nerbot calling the film “the most important anime you will see all year.” Aniplex of America also partnered with the National Pancreas Foundation for the film’s release across over 400 U.S. theatres nationwide in hopes of raising awareness and sparking a much needed conversation on pancreatic health.
In a review by the Austin Chronicle, Richard Whittaker writes, “What sets this story apart is that the stakes are literally life-or-death, but it’s not handled in an over-the-top way. The title itself isn’t ghoulish, but an odd proclamation of love, spinning from the old superstition that if you have a disease it can be cured by eating the same organ from an animal. There’s a strange beauty in the way that Me and Sakura exchange this off-kilter phrase, the awkwardness of teenagers dealing with a new reality.”
For more details on I want to eat your pancreas
©Yoru Sumino/Futabasha Publishers Ltd 2015 ©Your Pancreas Anime Film Partners
- Spoken Languages: English & Japanese
- Subtitles: English
- Aspect ratio: 16:9 HD Widescreen 1080p
- Episodes: Movie
- Number of Discs: 1 Blu-ray Disc
- Total Run Time: Approx. 108 minutes
- Rating: 13 UP
- Trailers and Commercials (Japanese & English versions)
- Textless Opening
- Opening Theme Song “Fanfare” Anime Film
- Theatrical Release Special
- English Dub Bloopers “We want to eat Robbie’s pancreas”
* Bonus contents subject to change * Bonus contents include subtitles
Bonus Materials & Package
- Package illustrations by Yuichi Oka (Character Design / Chief Animation Director)
- Special booklet with cast member interviews
* Bonus content subject to change.