We have a US release date for Suzume! The third film from mega-successful director Makoto Shinkai (Your Name, Weathering With You) is almost here, and it will play in theaters across the US this spring. Distributor Crunchyroll confirmed the news today.
They include two isekai that will both premiere in January and run along similar themes: Handyman Saitou in Another World is about an average repairman who feels his skills aren’t appreciated until he is transported to a fantasy world and everyone regards his simple talents as exotic. Meanwhile, Campfire Cooking in Another World with my Absurd Skill is about an average salaryman who feels his skills aren’t appreciated until….well, in this one he’s a chef, not a repairman.
I truly don’t know how many movies are out there about quintuplets, but someone has stepped up to the challenge of making the QUINTESSENTIAL movie about quintuplets, the one that shames all the rest, the One Quintuplets Movie to Rule Them All. The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie was made in Japan but arrives today in the US.
We just had Anime NYC, but this weekend marks yet another convention devoted to Japanese entertainment, Anime Frontier in Fort Worth, TX. Crunchyroll will be there (because how could they not, they own everything) and though they saved most of their big guns for Anime NYC, they’ll still have something to fire in Texas.
Anime NYC took place over the weekend and Crunchyroll had a lengthy list of acquisition announcements to reveal. Let’s go through ’em…
Crunchyroll has a busy holiday season ahead, but they’re already thinking further. They just announced their plans for three months from now, next Valentine’s.
Normally animation made in Japan tends to premiere in Japan, but Crunchyroll has scored an exclusive. The first place the premiere episode of Trigun Stampede will be viewable ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD is Anime NYC, at the panel for the anime on November 18.
Crunchyroll plans to premiere five anime movies this month — three on November 17 and two more the following week, for a Thanksgiving feast of five in total. They range from apocalyptic thrillers (King of Thorn) to the light adventure Laid-Back Camp, with the controversial (to say the least) Sword Art Online debuting its latest movie in the middle.
The landmark manga Record of Lodoss War has turned 30, and to celebrate the anniversary, its original creator Ryo Mizuno has written a new novel that takes place 100 years after the end of the original story. That novel has been turned into a manga itself and UDON Entertainment will be releasing it in English next year.
Crunchyroll doesn’t just publish anime, but video games as well (that are based on anime). Their latest release, The Eminence In Shadow: Master of Garden, is based on the The Eminence In Shadow TV series and uses most of the same characters.
Here’s what Crunchyroll will be up to at the Anime NYC convention next month. First off, a panel for Mob Psycho 100 III will be held on November 20 featuring the Japanese voice of Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama, Setsuo Ito. Another panel will reveal That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond with producers Kouhei Eguchi and Mika Iwahashi from 8bit and producer Bungo Kondo from Bandai Namco Filmworks in attendance.