Manga Entertainment has debuted he first trailer for their upcoming release Big Fish & Begonia, which will arrive in cinemas on Wednesday 18th April.

Twelve years in the making, artful anime feature Big Fish & Begonia is a visually stunning cinematic adventure that captures the unique aesthetics, mystique and rich cultural traditions of ancient China. The film entwines new storytelling, mythical legends and lyrical characters from notable Chinese classics In Search of the Supernatural, The Classic of Mountains and Seas, and Daoist classic Zhuangzi.

“Our dream is to make an animated film that touches people’s hearts and inspires people with love and faith,” said writer/director Xuan Liang.

Already a great box-office success overseas, Big Fish & Begonia is China’s foremost anime feature film. Many animation enthusiasts, artists and critics alike have heralded Big Fish & Begonia‘s artistic achievement as the forefront of the burgeoning Chinese animation industry. This highly-anticipated movie premiered in competition at Annecy International Animation Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, and has been selected to screen at New York International Children’s Film Festival in February 2018.

“We are incredibly proud to be bringing this beautiful epic to the big screen in the UK and Ireland,” said Andrew Hewson, Manga Entertainment’s Marketing Manager. “Big Fish & Begonia is a gorgeous fantasy adventure that will transport you right back to when you first watched a Studio Ghibli or Disney film – it is that distinctive and powerful! This is a must-see for all animation fans!”

Check out the new trailer below.