Posts Tagged ‘ Funimation ’

Canadian Theatrical News: Cowboy Bebop: The Movie – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Funimation, Sony Pictures and Cineplex are bringing 2001’s Cowboy Bebop: The Movie – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door to Canadian theatres this month. The movie is being re-released in Canada and the United States in conjunction with the original show’s 20th Anniversary. The film’s theatrical re-release and pending home-video relaunch marks the first public collaboration between Funimation and its new parent company Sony Pictures. The latter originally released Cowboy Bebop: The Movie – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door in 2003 through its Destination Films label. Continue reading

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Canadian Theatrical News: Attack on Titan Season 3 World Premiere Event

Funimation and Cineplex have teamed up for an Attack on Titan special event. The company has planned the release of Attack on Titan: Roar of Awakening, the compilation film based on the anime’s second season, alongside the world premiere first episode of the show’s third season. North American audiences will get to see it nearly two weeks before the season’s Japanese television debut on July 22nd. Continue reading

Sony Crackle calls it a quits in Canada [Updated 6/26/2018]

Sony Pictures’ ad-supported streaming service Crackle is preparing to shutdown in Canada. The website has posted a notice stating that as of June 28, 2018 Sony Crackle will no longer be operational in Canada. A reason for the closure wasn’t shared. 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

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: 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: 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

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