Winterfest 2019 Screening Announcement

Posted by Ai Kon on January 9, 2019

Ai-Kon is excited to announce, with permission of Eleven Arts Anime Studio, Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms, screening at Winterfest 2019


Runtime: 115min
Director: Mari Okada
Starring (voice): Manaka Iwami, Yūki Kaji, Tomokazu Sugita
In Japanese with English subtitles

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.

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監督:  岡田麿里   声の出演: 石見舞菜香、入野自由、茅野愛衣、梶裕貴


Please stay tuned, as we will continue to announce more programming and schedule information as Winterfest gets ever closer.