Shout! Factory and Eleven Arts Studios are teaming up to bring anime fans another new release this summer.
Penguin Highway is scheduled for release on Aug. 6. It will be released on DVD/BD combo pack and digital download. Winner of a 42nd Japan Award for Excellent Animation of the Year, the movie made its theatrical debut in April.
The movie is presented with the option to watch it in Japanese with English subtitles and separately with English dub. The movie’s home release will also feature an interview with its director, Hiroyasu Ishida and Penguin Highway author Tomihiko Morimi as bonus content.
The movie’s story follows 4th grader Aoyama as he tries to figure out why masses of penguins have suddenly started appearing in his town. The penguins are hundreds of miles from their natural habitat, adding to the mystery. As he investigates the penguins’ arrival, he eventually figures out why they are there, but that revelation only leads to more questions for Aoyama and a summer-long adventure.
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