From the moment Studio Trigger first unleashed “Kill la Kill” on the world, we’ve been enthralled by their unique mix of intense, flamboyant action and well-developed characters that have made it and the likes of “SSSS.GRIDMAN” such celebrated fan favourites. Anyone already familiar with their work may have had an idea of the undiluted joy that awaits them, yet Studio Trigger’s first feature film exceeds expectations as a culmination of Imaishi’s work that needs to be experienced sprawling across the big screen.
Burning bright at the core of “PROMARE” are its two central characters, the self-proclaimed moron Galo, and the terrorist leader Lio. Fuelled by passion and a tendency to act without thinking, Galo’s mix of charm and macho charisma makes him the perfect pilot for this adrenaline rush of a film, and a compelling contrast to Lio’s cool, androgynous persona. When their fates become more intertwined and the truths about their world start to emerge, however, their chemistry ignites.
Hiroyuki Sawano’s soundtracks have lifted the atmosphere crucial to anime like “Attack on Titan” to new, breathtaking heights, but the way his score weaves around high octane scenes and more subdued moments alike, makes his “PROMARE” score a striking testament to the intimate relationship between music and film.
Whilst 3D CG can be a touchy subject with anime fans, Studio Trigger’s partnership with SANZIGEN Animation Studio has created a visual tour de force that blends bold colours, 2D characters and choreography with stylish CG, resulting in one of the best looking hybrids in anime. On both technical and narrative levels, “PROMARE” is an absolute joy ride not to be missed!
Thirty years have passed since the appearance of Burnish, a race of flame-wielding mutant beings who destroyed half of the world with fire.
When a new group of aggressive mutants calling themselves “Mad Burnish” appears, the epic battle between Galo Thymos, a new member of the anti-Burnish rescue team “Burning Rescue,” and Lio Fotia, the leader of “Mad Burnish” begins.
In collaboration with Anime Limited and Scotland Loves Anime, “PROMARE” will be shown at a special event screening in Edinburgh on Saturday 19th October, with director Hiroyuki Imaishi and others in attendance. For more details, please visit www.lovesanimation.com.