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Tubi streams One-Punch Man Season 2 in Canada as part of renewed Viz partnership

San Francisco-based, ad-supported streaming service Tubi has announced an extension to its existing Canadian partnership with Viz Media. The new agreement has seen Tubi add the first season of One-Punch Man in a subtitled format. The service will also be the Canadian simulcast home to the show’s second season, with new episodes added weekly starting today. Additionally, Tubi will also stream the first three Naruto films: Ninja Clash in The Land of Snow (2004), Legend of The Stone of Gelel (2005), and Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom (2006).

“We’re excited to super-serve our passionate anime viewers with the Naruto movies and One-Punch Man,” said Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer, Tubi. “This enhances what is already the best completely free anime library in Canada, which includes popular titles such as Yu-Gi-Oh!Hunter x HunterJoJo’s Bizarre AdventureBleach, and Fairy Tail.”

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Canadian Theatrical News: Okko’s Inn


GKIDS is bringing Okko’s Inn to select Cineplex and Landmark theatres across Canada this May. The feature is an adaptation of Hiroko Reijo’s 2003-2013 novel series of the same name. Last year, the series was adapted into a 24-episode anime television show by DLE and Madhouse. The movie opened in Japan last June and will screen across the United States in late April. Continue reading

Canadian Theatrical News: Studio Ghibli Fest 2019

After skipping last year’s event, GKIDS  is back with Studio Ghibli Fest 2019. The series will highlight nine features from the acclaimed anime studio monthly, from April to November. Screened for a limited time at select Cineplex and Landmark locations, each film will be presented in both English and Japanese audio. Continue reading

Canadian Theatrical News: Bungo Stray Dogs – DEAD APPLE –

Crunchyroll, Kaos Connect and Screenvision Media are bringing Bungo Stray Dogs – DEAD APPLE – to Cineplex theatres in Canada this May. A followup to the 2016 TV anime adaptation of Kafka Asagiri and Sango Harukawa’s ongoing manga series, the film opened in Japan earlier this month. Continue reading

Canadian Theatrical News: Napping Princess

GKIDS is bringing Kenji Kamiyama and SIGNAL.MD’s (a Production I.G. sister company) Napping Princess to select art house cinemas in North America this month. The film opened in Japan in March and received a Hulu Japan-only spinoff short, Ancien and the Magic Tablet ~Another Napping Princess~. Yen Press has been releasing Hana Ichika’s manga adaptation in English simultaneously with Japan.

A veteran of Production I.G., Kamiyama not only directed the wholly original feature film, he also wrote its script. Eden of the East’s Satoko Morikawa designed the characters, while Heroman’s Shigeto Koyama handled the mechanical work. Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts regular Yoko Shimomura is behind the film’s score. Continue reading

Canadian Theatrical News: Studio Ghibli Anime Series


Cineplex, GKIDS and Fathom Events are bringing six of the works from anime’s most beloved studio to the big screen in Canada this year. Dubbed the “Studio Ghibli Anime Series,” the one-night event screenings will take place between July and December and will showcase some of Hayao Miyazaki’s most famous feature films. The screenings will be offered in both English and Japanese audio, with each movie including GKIDS MINIFEST, which highlights award-winning animated short films from around the world.

The event series is essentially the Canadian version of the 2017 Studio Ghibli Fest that’s being held in the US. Continue reading

Canadian Theatrical News: Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu

I’d usually apologize for the short notice, but this time it’s not my fault. There’s been no formal announcement of this (as far as I can tell) and ticket sales only went live earlier this week. Sometimes I find out about things long before they’ll be topical. Other times, I’ve only heard about them well after they were the topic du jour. Today’s post? I guess I stumbled onto it at the right time.

Aniplex of America, Azoland Pictures and Cineplex are bringing the third film in the Kizumonogatari series to five Canadian cinemas next week. Reiketsu is the final entry in the trilogy and retains the same production staff as the two prior releases, as Akiyuki Shinbo and Tatsuya Oishi handled directing duties, while Monogatari creator Nisio Isin wrote the script. Shaft and Aniplex handled production. The third film opened in Japan on January 6, 2017. In the US, Aniplex of America handled a launch last April. As Aniplex doesn’t dub the Monogatari material, it shouldn’t be a shock to say this screening will be only available in Japanese with English subtitles. Continue reading

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