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Giovanni's Island - Preview

Giovanni's Island

Preview by Jack Foley

Giovanni’s Island is coming to DVD, Blu-ray and Ultimate Edition on Monday, January 12, 2015, and thanks to Anime Ltd, we have a copy on Blu-ray to give away.

True to their reputation of masterful storytelling and quality animation, Production I.G achieve effortless elegance in this never before been told story, directed by Mizuho Nishikubo.

Exploring the theme of the toll of human conflict, and done so with stunning visuals, Giovanni’s Island succeeds in bringing a feeling of hope and positivity despite the heart wrenching and moving subject.

Indeed, it is hard not to fall in love with the striking hand drawn artwork alone. It is extraordinary to think that it is a tale still unknown to the West, we are happy to say that finally, this emotionally engaging story can be re-told.

Synopsis

“On August 15th, they told us we had lost the war. At that time, we did not really understand. Then one day, everything changed. Many soldiers, wearing uniforms we had never seen before, arrived on the island. That was the day I met Tanya.”

In the aftermath of the most devastating conflict mankind had ever experienced, the tiny island of Shikotan became part of the Sakhalin Oblast… and on the unhealed border of this remote corner of the world, friendship among children from two different countries timidly blossomed, striving to overcome language barriers and the waves of history.

Junpei (10) and Kanta (7) are two brothers who live with their father Tatsuo on Shikotan, a tiny island off the northernmost shores of Japan.

As Japan surrender on August 15, 1945, the island becomes Soviet Union territory, and for the Japanese community, a new life with the Soviet citizens who have moved onto the island begins…

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Win Giovanni’s Island on Blu-ray

To celebrate the release of Giovanni’s Island on Blu-ray and DVD on Monday, January 12, 2015, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 copy on Blu-ray. Simply answer the following question…

Q. Who directs Giovanni’s Island?

Simply send the answer to Giovann’s Ilsand competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email