If you thought there wasn’t anything left to announce at this year’s Anime Expo then you’re sadly mistaken. It has been announced that Mari Okada’s Marquia film will be making its U.S premiere at Anime Expo. The film made its debut back in February in Japan and has grossed 48 million yen which is equivalent to $450,240 U.S. dollars.
If you’re an anime fan and you will be making a trip to this year’s Anime Expo you will be sure to have an amazing time. Before you go, check out the trailer for the film below.
If you are unfamiliar with the Marquia film, Eleven Arts describes it as:
“The people of Iorph live far away from the lands of men, weaving the happenings of each day into a fabric called Hibiol. They live for centuries while maintaining their youthful appearance. Maquia, an orphaned Iorph girl, lives her life in an oasis surrounded by friends, yet somehow feels “alone”. But the tranquil lives of the Iorph are shattered in an instant when the Mezarte army invades their territory on a dragon fleet, seeking the blood that grants the Iorph long life. Maquia manages to escape, but loses her friends and her home in the chaos. She then encounters an orphaned baby who is “alone”. Maquia raises this boy “Ariel”, with the help of some new friends. But as the era changes, the bond between Maquia and Ariel changes too, amidst a backdrop of racial tensions between the Iorph and the Mezarte. This is a story of irreplaceable time, woven by two lonely people who can only find solace in each other.”