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Onigamiden to Make its U.S. Premiere at Anime Expo

posted on 2011-06-23 17:15 EDT
Los Angeles convention to also screen Haruhi, Gundam 00 movies with English dubs

According to the online schedule for the Anime Expo convention in Los Angeles, Sony Pictures' Onigamiden film is scheduled to make its American premiere at the convention on July 1.

Animated by Studio Pierrot, Onigamiden revolves around the war between oni (demons) and humans in the former Japanese capital of Kyoto, 1,200 years ago during the Heian period. Directed by Hirotsugu Kawasaki, the movie is an adaptation of a 2004, two-volume novel by the same name from author Takafumi Takada. The movie opened in Japan on April 29.

A 30-minute introductory panel will be held prior to Onigamiden's screening.

The North American anime distributor Bandai Entertainment will screen The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya and Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer at the convention. Both films will be premiering their English dub. Bandai will release Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer on DVD and Blu-ray on July 5.

The convention will also screen a preview of Supernatural: The Anime Series, and will host the world premiere of Gonzo's Last Exile -Fam, The Silver Wing- television anime series. Warner Bros. Television will release Supernatural: The Anime Series on Blu-ray and DVD on July 26. Funimation announced on Wednesday that it licensed Last Exile -Fam, The Silver Wing- in the United States.

Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.


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