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Canadian Theatrical News: Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress


Crunchyroll is starting Anime Movie Night, in partnership with Screenvision and Kaos Connect, to bring one of their titles to the big screen every quarter of the year and Canada is included in the fun. The debut feature is the compilation film based on last year’s Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress anime series. It’ll hit theatres in Canada and the US for a one night sub-only showing on April 26th. Continue reading

Canadian Theatrical News: Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name. [Updated 04/22/2017]

Who would’ve guessed that one day Makoto Shinkai would hold the world’s highest grossing anime film? Well, somehow the director of 5 Centimeters Per Second and The Garden of Words pulled it off with last year’s Your Name. Funimation is bringing the CoMix Wave animated film to both Canada and the US in April. Unlike most releases like this, many venues are offering both the English dub and Japanese subtitled versions for viewers to watch. Continue reading

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: Continue reading

Canadian Theatrical News: Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale [Updated 3/31/2017]

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In possibly the fastest turnaround from the Japanese release for a film covered on this blog, Aniplex of America, Cineplex and Eleven Arts are bringing the first big screen journey of Reki Kawahara’s Sword Art Online light novel franchise to Canadian theatres this March. This comes just weeks after the film’s Japanese debut on February 18th, though Canada has to wait a few days after the release in the U.S. on March 7th. Suffice to say these screenings will be limited to just the Japanese version with English subtitles.

A-1 Pictures, the Aniplex owned studio behind the Sword Art Online television anime, has returned to animated the film based on an original story by Kawahara. Continue reading

Canadian Theatrical News: Sailor Moon R: The Movie [Updated 3/8/2017]

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Well, that was a short break…

Viz, Eleven Arts and Cineplex have partnered up for a limited theatrical release of Sailor Moon R: The Movie in Canada in March. The movie received a U.S. run in over 300 last month. While the film originally received a VHS and DVD release by Pioneer in the late ’90s and early ’00s, this is the first time it’s getting the big screen treatment. It’s also being released uncut with Viz’s Californian voice cast. Continue reading

Canadian Theatrical News: The Red Turtle

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Not often do I get to talk about an Oscar nominated film on this blog, but here we are! The France-Belgium-Japan co-production, The Red Turtle, is up for Best Animated Feature at next month’s Academy Awards. While it’s unlikely that category will go to something that isn’t a mainstream box office hit, it’s a still a great accomplishment. The film, directed by Michaël Dudok de Wit, who won an Academy Award for his 2000 short film Father & Daughter, was produced in association with Studio Ghibli and Wild Bunch. This weekend Canadians unable to attend the movie’s film festival run will get a shot to watch it … well, assuming it’s running in your city. Continue reading

Canadian Theatrical News: Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions [Updated 2/17/2017]

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It’s hard to believe that we’re just a month shy of the sixth anniversary of the last Yu-Gi-Oh! film’s US theatrical release. My post on Bonds Beyond Time skipping Canada during its brief big screen run still stands as one of the most popular I’ve ever written. I suppose that’s a testament to the franchise’s enduring popularity that a frankly throwaway hour-long crossover could elicit such a response. I guess that’s why the franchise is spawning a seventh anime series. Bringing the fandom to its roots, to a time before Arc-V, Zexal, 5Ds and GX, the latest Yu-Gi-Oh! theatrical feature is a twentieth anniversary celebration of the original manga series’ debut in Weekly Shonen Jump. After a successful run in Japan last year, it’s headed to theatres in Canada and the U.S. late this month. Continue reading