On January 4, 2021, GKIDS Films, a publishing house that frequently distributes Studio Ghibli projects, revealed a new lineup of six titles set to release on HBO Max this month. As of January 12, 2021 these titles, which include Promare, are now available to stream on the platform.
Two documentaries about Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki are available, as well. They are the 2013 film The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness and Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki. The last three titles rounding out the new selection are the animated features Weathering with You, Ride Your Wave, and The Night is Short, Walk on Girl.
The official Twitter account for GKIDS Films went on to mention that Weathering With You on HBO Max has a “strange issue” with audio and subtitles. “Some users have said that by selecting the Spanish language option in the main film menu, you can access the Japanese language version with English subtitles,” said the company.
Studio Trigger’s Promare only recently became available in North America after two limited-run theatrical releases and its physical version’s debut. A collector’s edition that included a CD soundtrack, the film’s script, decals, and a poster was also released. Those interested in the anime who are looking to express their love for the series during Zoom meetings can also download Promare backgrounds shared by the distributor near the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.