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Madman SMASH 2014 Announcements, Title Acquisitions and the Return of an Old Favourite!


During their industry panel at SMASH 2014 in Sydney, Madman Entertainment confirmed the acquisition of two new titles as well as the return of an old favourite.

The first announcement was that of the acquisition of the latest One Piece anime film, One Piece: Film Z. Which they plan to release in both DVD and Blu-Ray format as well as on Digital platforms. The release will feature dual audio and is slated for release in November 2014.

Following that announcement is the acquisition of Giovanni’s Island, a Production I.G. animated film from the mind of Mizuho Nishikubo. It is said to be a mature film set within the aftermath of World War II. No release plans have been confirmed as of yet for this title but it will be scheduled down the line.

Finally the major announcement came in the return of the legendary Studio Ghibli classic, Grave of the Fireflies. After sitting in limbo for quite some time, Madman have confirmed that they have relicensed the film and will redistribute it on DVD and Blu-Ray in November 2014.

All in all this makes for a solid line-up of announcements for SMASH 2014 from Madman Entertainment. Stay tuned for more Madman news as it comes to light.


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