Canadian Theatrical News: The Ancient Magus’ Bride


Following a successful launch in the United States on July 26, Crunchyroll, Screenvision, Kaos Connect and Cineplex are bringing the second Anime Movie Night release to Canada. The Ancient Magus’ Bride is a three episode preview for Studio Wit and Production I.G.’s upcoming October 2017 adaptation of Kore Yamazaki’s manga series of the same name. The series will run for 26 episodes and has already received a three part animated prequel. Titled, Those Awaiting a Star, the first two episodes are available to stream on Crunchyroll’s website, with the final entry set to launch in Japan (presumably the west) on August 19th – just two days before the TV series’ preview hits Canadian theatres.

Hatori Chise has lived a life full of neglect and abuse, devoid of anything resembling love. Far from the warmth of family, she has had her share of troubles and pitfalls. Just when all hope seems lost, a fateful encounter awaits her. When a man with the head of a beast, wielding strange powers, obtains her through a slave auction, Chise’s life will never be the same again.

Calgary, Alberta Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Cinemas 08/21 @ 8PM
Halifax, Nova Scotia Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane 08/21 @ 7PM
Oakville, Ontario Cineplex Cinemas Winston Churchill 08/21 @ 4:45PM/7PM
Ottawa, Ontario Cineplex Odeon South Keys Cinemas 08/21 @ 1:40PM/7PM
Peterborough, Ontario Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough 08/21 @ 7PM
Toronto, Ontario Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas and VIP 08/21 @ 4:30PM/7PM
Winnipeg, Manitoba Cineplex Odeon McGillivray Cinemas and VIP 08/21 @ 7PM

All screenings will be in Japanese with English subtitles. A look at Crunchyroll’s Children of Ether short will precede the film.

For any last minute updates, refer to Cineplex and Screenvision’s websites.

It’s interesting to see Crunchyroll use Cineplex as their partner for this release. Their first Anime Movie Night title, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, was screened at Landmark Theatre locations. The Ancicent Magus’ Bride is playing on fewer screens than Kabaneri, but the locations hit more of Ontario.

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