The film premiered at the Tokyo International Film Festival on July 10, 1997. The film was released in Japan by Toho on August 30, 1997. The Japanese dub was released on DVD, Laserdisc and VHS by Media Factory on January 20, 1998. The English dub was released on September 25, 1998 by RKO Pictures. The English dub was released on VHS and DVD by RKO Home Video on May 25, 1999.