Canadian Theatrical News: Lu Over The Wall

In the wake of Devilman Crybaby’s success, GKIDS has been mining the Masaaki Yuasa catalogue. Following the continued limited release of Mind Game, the distribution company is now in the midst of launching Lu Over The Wall. The film opened in Japan last May and will hit both Canada and the United States this month. Continue reading


Canadian Theatrical News: Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern – Part 1

Eleven Arts are teaming up with Cineplex to release the first of two Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern films in Canada this June. Adapted by Nippon Animation from Waki Yamato’s 1975-1977 manga series Here Comes Miss Modern, the first film opened in Japan last November, with the second set for sometime this year. The Canadian release is timed to coincide with its launch in the United States. Continue reading

Canadian Theatrical News: Love Live! Sunshine!! Hakodate Unit Carnival

Now a trilogy of events, Azoland Pictures and Cineplex have teamed up to bring Saint Snow presents Love Live! Sunshine!! Hakodate Unit Carnival to cinemas in Canada on May 20th. The screening is a four hour, unsubbed presentation of a broadcast from the April 28th concert performance at Hakodate Arena in Hakodate, Japan. Continue reading

Canadian Theatrical News: Initial D Legend Trilogy

Azoland Pictures and Sentai Filmworks are bringing the latest adaptation of Shuichi Shigeno’s Initial D manga series to the Canadian big screens in April. Chronicling the early part of the story, the Legend Trilogy opened in Japan between August 2014 and February 2016. Azoland released the films in the U.S. in February and March. 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

Bakugan relaunch set for 2019, 11-minute format

Spin Master’s financial reports continue to drip feed new information regarding the upcoming relaunch of Bakugan. During the Canadian toy company’s 2017 fourth-quarter results, CEO Ronnen Harary confirmed that the transforming spheres will return in 2019. After entering a hiatus in the western world in 2012, Spin Master initially announced they were developing a revival in 2015. Continue reading

Canadian Theatrical News: Big Fish & Begonia

Shout! Factory and Funimation Films are bringing the Chinese animated film Big Fish & Begonia to theatres across Canada and the United States this April. Inspired by local myths, the picture opened in China back in July 2016. The film went on to be a box office success and has been crowned as a jewel of the Chinese animation industry. Continue reading