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anime theatrical releases outside of Japan
#1

Didn't see a thread for this purpose exactly? Occasionally an anime will get a movie theater release in the US/Canada (and elsewhere I'm  sure) but they usually seem to be limited engagements these days, like the recent Shin Godzilla release (which obviously wasn't an anime but it was a Funimation release and they seem to be the main entity bringing anime to American theaters right now.) They're blink-and-you'll-miss-them releases so a thread like this might be useful.



Anyway: recent domestic megahit Your Name (it has already beaten Spirited Away's global box office) is coming to theaters in the US and Canada this weekend in both subbed and dubbed flavors:



https://www.funimationfilms.com/movie/yourname/

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#2

not totally related, but the Seattle Cinerama is gonna be having this going on in late April/early May:



https://cinerama.com/cdn/images/event_0000000011.pdf

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#3

When I was in college in Los Angeles, I remember making the trek to small releases of Perfect Blue, Wings of Honneamise, Princess Mononoke, and X The Movie, which ranged from very good to pretty bad.  Part of the problem was that most of the good stuff wasn't movies: Vision of Escaflowne, Neon Genesis, Macross Plus and Sword of Berserk would circulate as fan subs and eventually show up on VHS.  It was pretty hard for Hollywood to get ahead of the trend, except for Disney which scooped up a exclusivity deal with Ghibli.  I think the Final Fantasy movie was a real attempt to do a blockbuster Hollywood anime co-production, and once that shit the bed Hollywood pretty much gave up.  You also had cool spin-offs like Animatrix, Batman: Gotham Knight, and Riddick Blind Fury, but Hollywood also seems to be over that now that DVD is dead.



Anime is like westerns or musicals.  Hollywood will put one out every once in a while, but they'll never be mainstream in the US.

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#4

Your Name is getting another week in my area (Philly) so ticket sales must be okayish.

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#5

I was thinking about going to see that tonight.

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#6

Back in 2001 when we still had the much regarded Valhalla Cinema in Sydney, I made the trek to see Perfect Blue. We also had a screening at another cinema of Cowboy Bebop: The Movie. After a brief murmur of surprise that it was in Japanese with subtitles (not by me), no-one left and everyone shut and watched the movie. We've been well trained to watch movies with subtitles in Australia thanks to SBS TV.



Also have seen at the cinema here in Sydney, Rebuild of Evangelion 3.0 (saw 1.0 in Japan - no subtitles either, that was fun) and 009 Re:Cyborg, which to date is the only 3-D film to ever give me a headache and is quite possibly the most anti-Semitic thing I've ever seen.

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#7
Quote:

Originally Posted by mcnooj82 View Post
 

I was thinking about going to see that tonight.


I decided to go tomorrow instead!

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#8
AYOUR NAME is really nice and sweet!

SO CHIBI!!
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#9

http://www.scmp.com/culture/film-tv/arti...-dont-want



hehehe



"oh god, stop watching my movie!!"

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#10
AI don't generally like anime much outside of Ghibli, but I thought Your Name was great.
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#11

I agree, Your Name was great. I recommend going unspoiled other than being aware that the movie involves body-swapping. About half way through I was thinking to myself "this is cute and all, but it's kind of conventional...how did this become a big hit?" And then came the twisteroo.

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#12
A[quote name="mcnooj82" url="/community/t/159243/anime-theatrical-releases-outside-of-japan#post_4268775"]http://www.scmp.com/culture/film-tv/arti...-dont-want

hehehe

"oh god, stop watching my movie!!"
[/quote]

Heh. I see where hes coming from, though.
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#13

I don't know what this movie is but it's in limited release around the country:



http://www.elevenarts.net/asilentvoice

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#14
The Your Name guy has another movie in wide release starting today:

https://gkids.com/films/weathering-with-you/
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