Canadian Theatrical News: Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours First LoveLive! ~Step! ZERO to ONE~ [Updated 3/23/2017]
Following the success (I guess?) of last year’s theatrical run of the Love Live! animated movie, comes a limited Cineplex screening for the first concert from the Aqours group. Unlike the Love Live! film, this is an actual concert performed by the Japanese voice actresses behind the Love Live! Sunshine!! spinoff. The event took place on February 25 and 26th at the Yokohama Arena in Japan and was streamed live to theatres across the country and other select markets. The US got a delayed theatrical release via Azoland Pictures on March 4th. Five cities in Canada will be getting the 3 hour and 47 minute concert raw (no English subtitles) on March 27th:
Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours First LoveLive! -Step Zero to One!- at Yokohama Arena in Japan on February 25. The school idol group “Aqours” formed in Uchiura, Numazu-city, Shizuoka Prefecture is spread among different types of media. The TV anime series was aired in July 2016 and now Aqours will hold their very first concert.
Anju Inami (as Chika Takami)
Rikako Aida (as Riko Sakurauchi)
Nanaka Suwa (as Kanan Matsuura)
Arisa Komiya (as Dia Kurosawa)
Shuka Saito (as You Watanabe)
Aika Kobayashi (as Yoshiko Tsushima)
Kanako Takatsuki (as Hanamaru Kunikida)
Aina Suzuki (as Mari Ohara)
Ai Furihata (as Ruby Kurosawa)
|Alberta||Calgary||Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Cinemas||03/27 @ 6:30PM, 03/29 @ 7:30PM|
|British Columbia||Vancouver||The Park Theatre||03/27 @ 6:30PM, 03/29 @ 6:30PM|
|Nova Scotia||Halifax||Cineplex Cinemas Parklane||03/27 @ 6:30PM, 03/29 @ 6:30PM|
|Ontario||Ottawa||Cineplex Odeon South Keys Cinemas||03/27 @ 6:30PM, 03/29 @ 6:30PM|
|Ontario||Toronto||Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas and VIP||03/27 @ 6:30PM, 03/29 @ 6:30PM|
According to Azoland’s website, viewers will receive a free postcard for attending. Best to keep your eyes on that page for any changes. Same goes for the Cineplex page in case any additional locations or showtimes are added.
I don’t know what’s more surprising: the fact that this is getting a theatrical run outside of Asia, or that its title didn’t hit WordPress’ character limit.