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GKIDS is bringing anime film ‘The Deer King’ to U.S. theaters this July

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(Featured Image Source: Nahoko Uehashi / GKIDS / Production I.G. / Kadokawa )

GKIDS has announced that they will be bringing the anime film The Deer King to theaters this July, letting North American anime fans enjoy the emotional and gripping story of a war-torn world trying to recover.

“In the aftermath of a brutal war, former soldier Van toils in a mine controlled by the ruling empire. One day, his solitary existence is upended when a pack of wild dogs carrying a deadly and incurable disease attack, leaving only Van and a young girl named Yuna as survivors. Finally free, the pair seek out a simple existence in the countryside but are pursued by nefarious forces. Intent on protecting Yuna at all costs, Van must uncover the true cause of the plague ravaging the kingdom—and its possible cure.”


The Deer King is based on a book series by Nahoko Uehashi. The film is the directorial debut of Masashi Ando, who previously worked as a character designer, animation director, and key animator with Studio Ghibli, and co-directed by Masayuki Miyaji, who directed Xam’s: Lost Memories. It is animated by Production I.G.

Nahoko Uehashi / GKIDS / Production I.G. / Kadokawa

The Deer King special GKIDS & Fathom Events fan preview events will be held on July 13 & 14 and will include a special introduction from Director Masashi Ando, exclusive to the Fathom Events screenings. This will be followed by limited theatrical releases from GKIDS starting on July 15th. Tickets go on sale on June 10th at and participating theater box offices.


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