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Canadian Theatrical News: A Silent Voice: The Movie

Eleven Arts and Cineplex are bringing Kyoto Animation’s adaptation of Yoshitoki Oima’s A Silent Voice manga series to theatres across Canada this November. The film, which is directed by Naoko Yamada (K-On, Tamako Market, Sound! Euphonium) and written by Reiko Yoshida (Aria the Animation, Deltora Quest, Emma: A Victorian Romance), opened in Japan on September 17, 2016 and became one of the country’s highest grossing films last year. Continue reading

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Canadian Theatrical News: Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours 2nd Love Live! Happy Party Train Tour

Following the March release of Aqours’ first concert, Azoland Pictures and Cineplex have teamed up to bring Aqours 2nd Love Live! Happy Party Train Tour to cinemas in Canada on October 21st. The screening is a four hour, unsubbed presentation of a broadcast from the September 30th performance at Metlife Dome in Saitama, Japan. Continue reading

Canadian Theatrical News: Tokyo Ghoul

Funimation is bringing the Japanese live action adaptation of Sui Ishida’s horror manga Tokyo Ghoul to cinemas in Canada and the United States just in time for the Halloween season. Funimation has previously released the two anime adaptations based on the series. The film, directed by Kentaro Hagiwara, stars Masataka Kubota and Fumika Shimizu as Ken Kaneki and Tōuka Kirishima, respectively. It opened in Japanese theatres on July 29th.
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Canadian Theatrical News: No Game, No Life Zero

Azoland Pictures, Sentai Filmworks and Cineplex have partnered up to the bring the first theatrical feature film based on Yuu Kamiya/Thiago Furukawa Lucas’ No Game, No Life light novel series to the big screen in Canada this October. In 2014, Madhouse adapted the series into a 12 episode anime series. Continue reading

Canadian Theatrical News: Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!

For the 20th Pokémon feature film, OLM and the rest of the crew decided to go way back to the beginning, when Ash met Pikachu for the first time. Also, for the first time in a very long time for an entry in this franchise, Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! will be played in theatres across Canada this November, courtesy of Cineplex and The Pokémon Company International. The power of one nostalgia. 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: In this Corner of the World


Shout! Factory and Funimation are bringing Sunao Katabuchi, GENCO, and Mappa’s In this Corner of the World to select theatres in the United States and Canada this month. The film is based on Fumiyo Kōno’s 2007-2009 manga series of the same name. The movie opened in Japan last November. It proved to be a significant success both critically and financially, as the film raked in 10x its production budget and was nominated for many awards. Perhaps that love and the subject matter is behind that’s why it drew a non-typical Shout! Factory to license the movie. Continue reading