Aniplex of America to Release the Natsume’s Book of Friends Film on Blu-ray Disc in November 2019

Aniplex of America has announced that it will release the Natsume Yujin-cho the Movie: Ephemeral Bond anime film on Blu-ray Disc on November 26, 2019. The film’s home video release will have English subtitles.

Aniplex of America screened the film at the Anime NYC convention in November 2018.

Natsume Yujin-cho the Movie: Ephemeral Bond topped the Japanese box office rankings in its opening weekend on September 29-30, 2018, selling 117,473 tickets to earn 172,144,780 yen (about US$1.5 million). The film eventually earned 725,058,820 yen (about US$6.43 million).

Source: ANN

Aniplex of America Presents Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia Special Premiere in Los Angeles

Aniplex of America will host the North America premiere of the new series, Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia on September 29, 2019 at the Aratani Theatre in the historic Little Tokyo neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Lucky fans will be the first to experience this heart pounding new series produced by the acclaimed studio CloverWorks, ahead of its premiere on October 5, 2019. The screening will feature three episodes beginning with the prologue Episode 0, which was released on August 3, 2019, followed by the premiere of episodes 1 and 2. Aniplex of America will also be selling a limited supply of exclusive merchandise from the show. Tickets will go on sale September 10, 2019 at 12 PM (PDT) on the Aratani Theatre website with tickets priced at $12.50. Seating will be on a first come, first serve basis with a free giveaway at the door and show time is listed at 4 PM (Local Time) on September 29, 2019.

As the newest series addition to the Fate franchise, Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia chronicles the seventh Singularity of the Fate/Grand Order mobile game, which has been recognized as one of the most successful mobile games in the world with over 41 million global downloads. The series is helmed by the two godfathers of the Fate franchise with Takashi Takeuchi serving as lead character designer along with Kinoko Nasu and TYPE-MOON handling the original story. The series has also enlisted Toshifumi Akai, best known for his work as the storyboard animation director for Porter Robinson’s “Shelter” music video, as the director with Miyuki Kuroki of The Idolm@ster SideM as assistant director.

The series stars Nobunaga Shimazaki and Rie Takahashi as protagonists, Ritsuka Fujimaru and Mash Kyrielight, along with Ayako Kawasumi, most known for her role as Saber within the Fate series, as Fou.. The series also reunites Fate/Zero and Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] cast members Tomokazu Seki, as fan favorite character Gilgamesh, Yuu Asakawa as “Rogue Servant” Ana, and Kana Ueda, who lends her voice as the Mesopotamian goddess Ishtar. Rounding out the cast are veteran voice actors Kenichi Suzumura as Romani Archaman, Takahiro Sakura as Merlin, and Maaya Sakamoto as Leornard da Vinci.

Aniplex of America and FUNimation to Screen the Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl Anime Film in the United States and Canada in October 2019

Aniplex of America announced during its panel at Crunchyroll Expo that it is collaborating with FUNimation Films to screen the Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl (Seishun Buta Yarō wa Yume-Miru Shōjo no Yume wo Minai) anime film in theaters in the United States and Canada. The film will screen in the United States on October 2 and 3, 2019, and in Canada on October 4 and 5, 2019. Advance ticket sales begin on September 6, 2019.

The film opened in Japan on June 15, 2019, and debuted at #7 in its opening weekend. The film earned a cumulative total of 373,520,090 yen (about US$3.43 million).

Aniplex of America screened the United States premiere of the film at Anime Expo on July 7, 2019.

Source: ANN

Aniplex of America to Offer a Fate/Extra Last Encore Complete Blu-ray Box Set

Aniplex of America announced during its Otakon panel that it will release a complete Blu-ray box set for the Fate/Extra Last Encore anime series on October 22, 2019. The set will include all 13 episodes with Japanese and English audio tracks, English subtitles, promotional video and commercial collections, clean opening and ending animation sequences, a deluxe booklet, and a rigid box with an exclusive Illustration. The set’s bonus contents and materials are subject to change.

The Aniplex+ online store will also offer a 1/7-scale figure of the character Rin Tohsaka in her battle suit from the anime.

The 10-episode main television anime of the Fate/Extra game premiered on January 27, 2018 under the subtitle “Oblitus Chidōsetsu” (Oblitus Heliocentrism). Netflix began streaming the anime outside of Japan on June 30, 2018. The three-episode Fate/Extra Last Encore: Illustrias Tendōsetsu (Illustrias Geocentrism) special then aired on July 29, 2018.

Source: ANN

Aniplex of America’s Announcements at Anime Expo

Aniplex of America announced at its Anime Expo panel that the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba television anime will premiere with an English dub on Adult Swim’s Toonami block. The company did not announce a premiere date for the anime.

Aniplex of America also announced the following home video release dates:

  • Kill la Kill Complete Blu-ray Disc Box Set: December 24, 2019
  • Fate/Zero Complete Blu-ray Disc Box Set: October 29, 2019
  • Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel II. lost butterfly Limited and Standard Edition Blu-ray Disc: November 19, 2019
  • Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai Complete Blu-ray Disc Box Set: November 19, 2019
  • I want to eat your pancreas Blu-ray Disc: October 29, 2019

Source: ANN

Anime Expo to Host the U.S. Premiere of the Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl Anime Film

Aniplex of America has announced that it will host the United States premiere of the Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl (Seishun Buta Yarō wa Yume-Miru Shōjo no Yume wo Minai) anime film, at Anime Expo on July 7, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.

Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl premiered in Japan on June 15, 2019.

Anime Expo will be taking place July 4-7, 2019 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.

Source: ANN

Aniplex of America to Screen the Cencoroll Connect Anime Film at Anime Expo

Aniplex of America has announced that it will screen Cencoroll Connect, a special joint screening of director Atsuya Uki’s first Cencoroll film short and the Cencoroll 2 sequel, at Anime Expo on July 4, 2019. The company originally said that it would screen the film in Summer 2019, but then stated that it is screening the film in “the U.S. for one night only at” Anime Expo.

The Cencoroll Connect screening in Japan will open in six theaters on June 29, 2019.

Source: ANN