ADV Nation just reported that ADV has just grabbed a number of anime titles from the Central Park Media library. Included in this lineup...Grave of the Fireflies!!
Central Park Media has gone into Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which means liquidation. Its assets will be sold off to other parties.
Grave of the Fireflies will be released July 7. I'm impressed. That's very quick. There's no word if the upcoming ADV release will be different in any way from the old CPM 2-disc release. Given the short time frame, I'd guess not. But we shall soon find out in any event.
This is a great surprise to me, since I've been worried that the rights to the film would revert to Disney in the wake of CPM's death. It wasn't included in the titles for the Ghibli/Disney distribution deal a decade ago, but last year Hotaru no Haka was released on the Ghibli ga Ippai label in Japan. Disney handles the distribution of the DVD's and Blu-Rays over there as well as here, so I've wondered if that meant they got the movie in the US.
Thankfully, that appears not to be the case. And that means we'll be able to see Grave of the Fireflies on store shelves again very, very soon. Now we just need ADV to pick up Night on the Galactic Railroad, and all will be well with the cosmos.