Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror had been posted by North American rights holder Funimation to their YouTube Channel ahead of its home video release next week. Nominated for the Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Animated Feature Film, Oblivion Island has been a film festival favorite in the years following its 2009 Japanese release. This gorgeous computer animated film is the product of famed anime studio Production I.G. in commemoration of Fuji Television’s 50th anniversary.
Funimation promises the movie will “will amaze both the young and the young at heart. Join 16-year-old Haruka and her fox spirit friend on a roller coaster ride of adventure as they search the world of lost toys for her very special mirror!” Considering the Mrs’ fondness for Miyazaki movies and Alice in Wonderland stories, I think it’s a safe bet this one is going on her Weekend Watchlist
You’ll find the full, commercial free, feature length film embedded below. If you would like to own a copy, complete with English voice work and special features, Amazon is taking pre-orders on the Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack. Pre-order price is $13.72 with a release date of August 14th.
Big props to the Funi guys for offering this delightful surprise. Thanks Funimation!