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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

Canadian Theatrical News: Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic


It’s been a sketchy year for Funimation theatrical releases in Canada. We got One Piece: Film Gold and Your Name., but we didn’t get the Attack on Titan compilation films or the Ghost in the Shell re-release. I was expecting Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic to join the latter category, but in a late addition, Funimation and Cineplex will be doing one-night screenings in tandem with the American release next week. The film will be shown in both English and Japanese. Continue reading

Canadian Theatrical News: Resident Evil: Vendetta


2017 has been a busy year for the Resident Evil franchise. Paul W.S. Anderson’s live action film series (that I like to call Alice in Zombieland) came to a close with Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (I’m sure it’ll get rebooted by someone else in 3-5 years). Capcom unleashed the first person Resident Evil 7 onto the world and are preparing to re-release Resident Evil: Revelations. They may even share a glimpse at the upcoming Resident Evil 2 remake sometime this year. Now Sony Pictures is preparing to release another film, but this one’s animated and brings back a more familiar look to the series that fans may have missed from the latest game. Continue reading

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 05/07/2017]

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