March 16, 2022
KSM Anime takes us on a journey to the Middle East! Because the anime label was able to secure the license for the Japanese-Saudi-Arabian anime film The Journey . A home video release is planned later this year.
The Journey is expected to be available on DVD and Blu-ray on June 16, 2022 with German voice output. Further details on the planned disc release and the German voice cast will follow at a later date.
Based on an Islamic story, The Journey was produced in cooperation between the Japanese studio Tōei Animation and the Saudi Arabian company Manga Productions. It was directed by Kobun Shizuno, while Atsuhiro Tomioka was the screenwriter. Tatsuro Iwamoto, on the other hand, contributed to the character design and Kaoru Wada composed the film music.
The anime film celebrated its world premiere on June 25, 2021 in Japanese cinemas.
This is what The Journey is about:
Aws is actually just a humble potter in Mecca, although he has a dark past. The city is about to be taken over by the overpowering ruler Abrahas and his hordes. A cruel fate, because the enemy wants to enslave the inhabitants of Mecca and destroy the holy Kaaba. Something that aws absolutely cannot allow! Along with the resistance, a battle of epic proportions ensues.