Action-Packed Anime “Promare” Gets Trailer and English Voice Cast

GKIDS has been one of the most successful boutique studios of the last decade, racking up a dozen Oscar nominations for hand-drawn animation films like The Breadwinner and Chico & Rita. But they're getting back into the anime game with Promare, the first film from Japanese animation studio Trigger. The movie focuses on an elite firefighting team as they seek to stop a group of fire-wielding mutants called the Mad Burnish, who are committing arson around the city.

The English-language voice cast is not filled with stunt-casting of big-name stars, but instead with veterans of anime dubs including Billy Kametz (Neon Genesis), Johnny Yong Bosch (Bleach), Crispin Freeman (Mirai) and Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld (Pokémon). The film will have special Fathom events on September 17th and 19th, followed by a limited release on the 20th.

Check out the trippy trailer below.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.