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Canadian Theatrical News: Napping Princess

GKIDS is bringing Kenji Kamiyama and SIGNAL.MD’s (a Production I.G. sister company) Napping Princess to select art house cinemas in North America this month. The film opened in Japan in March and received a Hulu Japan-only spinoff short, Ancien and the Magic Tablet ~Another Napping Princess~. Yen Press has been releasing Hana Ichika’s manga adaptation in English simultaneously with Japan.

A veteran of Production I.G., Kamiyama not only directed the wholly original feature film, he also wrote its script. Eden of the East’s Satoko Morikawa designed the characters, while Heroman’s Shigeto Koyama handled the mechanical work. Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts regular Yoko Shimomura is behind the film’s score. Continue reading

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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: Studio Ghibli’s Ocean Waves

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The latest addition to our potential January anime insanity has just been announced. GKIDS will be releasing Tomomi Mochizuki and Studio Ghibli’s 1993 film, Ocean Waves, in select theatres in the coming weeks. This is the first time the film is getting an official release in North America, outside of festival showcases. How come? Well, if you read the plot synopsis and watch the trailer below it’ll become pretty clear this isn’t a film Ghibli’s previous distributor, Disney, would find particularly marketable. The same thing happened to Only Yesterday, which GKIDS just put out earlier this year. However, unlike Takahata’s film, Ocean Waves won’t be dubbed into English. It seems even GKIDS is a bit shaky on this one. 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