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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

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: 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: One Piece Film: Gold

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Merry Christmas!

The early 2017 anime-related theatrical insanity carries on with the latest One Piece feature film. Toei Animation and Funimation are bringing the thirteenth theatrical movie, One Piece Film: Gold, to cinemas in Canada over the period of January 11-16th. The screenings will be presented with English audio. Speaking of audio, if you hit the end of the post, you’ll get to hear some clips from an abandoned Canadian One Piece production. Continue reading

Canadian Theatrical News: Only Yesterday, Psycho-Pass: The Movie, The Boy and the Beast

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There’s a trio of quality anime flicks hitting the Canadian silver screen soon.

We start off with a 1991 classic that opened only yesterday (before you ask, no, this post isn’t late because I wanted to make that pun). GKIDS is presenting Isao Takahata’s and Studio Ghibli’s Only Yesterday in North American theatres for the first time ever. Continue reading

Funimation will release the 1996 Canadian Dragon Ball Z dub on DVD this August

Remember this? Well, we now know what that is:

rockthedragon_edited_largeThe original broadcast version of DBZ!

The last survivors of a cruel, warrior race, the Saiyans have carved a path of destruction across the galaxy, and now they have set their sights on Earth! They will stop at nothing until they have the wish-granting powers of the seven magic Dragon Balls for their very own.

With the fate of his family, friends, and the entire human race hanging in the balance, Goku, the Earths greatest hero, must rise to meet the approaching threat. As he prepares for the fight of his life, Goku embarks on an epic journey that will take him to other worlds, pit him against new and old enemies alike, and force him to confront the dark secrets of his own past. At the end of this path, the most powerful opponent he has ever faced awaits: the evil Saiyan Prince Vegeta!

This collector’s edition features the original Canadian voice cast and opening theme song, “Rock the Dragon”!

Contains episodes 1-53 plus movies 1-3 (Dead Zone, The World’s Strongest, and Tree of Might) and a hardbound, full-color 48-page book which showcases the characters, history, and tropes that helped elevate Dragon Ball Z to the pop culture phenomenon it is today.

Yep, Funimation is re-releasing the 1996 edited TV dub of Dragon Ball Z. It’s a weird decision since for the last 14 or so years the company has ignored the existence of this version of the show. I’m not sure this dub should be re-released. The script was liberally translated and led to such errors like Vegeta indirectly calling Bardock a brilliant scientist. In terms of editing it’s got to be stated that these 53 episodes cover the equivalent of about 76 uncut episodes. But hey, I guess Funimation can actually use the original delivery of a certain infamous line about Power Levels …
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