Archive for the ‘ Theatre News ’ Category

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

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. Continue reading

Canadian Theatrical News: Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry

The second theatrical film based on Hiro Mashima’s Fairy Tail manga series is being brought to theatres in August by Funimation. Dragon Cry, which opened in Japan back in May, will be screened in 300 US and 12 Canadian cinemas in both English dubbed and subtitled Japanese formats. Cineplex will be Canada’s theatrical partner.

Like the anime series, A-1 Pictures returns to animate the film. It was written by franchise regular Shoji Yonemura and directed by Tatsuma Minamikawa. Hiro Hashima acted as the executive producer and a storyboard artist on Dragon Cry. 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

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