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NEWS: Promare Anime Film Ranks at #3 in U.S. on Thursday




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v1cious



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:01 pm Reply with quote
It also trended in the top 10 on Twitter. For a new property with almost no promotion, that's pretty damn impressive. I hope they consider a wider release, as this movie's getting a lot more buzz than expected.
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#Synaesthesia



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:13 pm Reply with quote
I saw the dub on Tuesday and I still can't get the opening song "Inferno" out of my head. I absolutely loved this movie.

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Kougeru



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:15 pm Reply with quote
Not bad. Maybe that's why they chose a slow day like Thursday...
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:54 pm Reply with quote
im impressed it did so well with how very limited the screenings were
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Cardcaptor Takato



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:18 am Reply with quote
Yeah. I was surprised it seemed like Promare didn’t play in my state at all, even in the bigger farther away cities that usually get GKids releases. But I’m glad Promare did so well and I’ll have to check it out when it’s on BD.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:33 am Reply with quote
I really want to watch it again. This movie pleasantly surprised me!
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yuna49



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:54 am Reply with quote
When I went to buy a ticket on Monday for the subtitled showing on Thursday, all three venues in Boston were nearly sold out. (There were slightly more seats left for the dub.) The venue I chose had two theaters devoted to showing Promare.

At 69 I was, naturally, the oldest person in the theater by far. There was one guy who might have been in his forties. Everyone else looked under thirty.

After the end of the frenetic opening sequence of twenty minutes or so, I began to worry that Imaishi was never going to let us catch our breath.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:41 pm Reply with quote
I saw the subtitled version on Thursday in a theater was probably 80% full. That may be the fullest I've seen a mid-sized theater for an anime movie since the Madoka Magika movies.
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Stampeed Valkyrie



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:14 pm Reply with quote
Key wrote:
I saw the subtitled version on Thursday in a theater was probably 80% full. That may be the fullest I've seen a mid-sized theater for an anime movie since the Madoka Magika movies.


Interesting.. I also went to the sub version and the turnout was pretty weak. Worried me since all the other shows I have seen recently, Danmachi Movie, GITS Arise, Heavens Feel all had fairly impressive turnouts.
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meggu



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:05 pm Reply with quote
I got my ticket the day after I missed the AX showing. I was at the dub premiere. The theater was full and Very into the movie. I saw it again yesterday (subbed) to a less packed but good-sized crowd that wasn't as animated (except for That Scene in which I did, under my breath, mutter YAAAAASSS followed by two deliberate hand claps sorry haha jk I'm Not).

I actually got more out of it watching it a second time! Dub premiere was a straight-up party in the theater tbh. Which was fun! I also love hearing voice direction, acting, and casting choices because that's kinda my thing, so I didn't quite catch a lot of what was being said in the more intense or moving scenes over the roars from dudes and squeals from ladies. Power to them, though! The best theater experience is when you're with a crowd of like-minded folk just having a blast, imo. (I'm the oddball for thinking I could actually study a movie as crazy as this one at its premiere tbh)

All that said, I'm seeing it again today, dubbed, because I missed the first 10 minutes of that and really love NYAV Post's work. I'm happy for Promare! for a limited release like that, it made some good money!
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DangerMouse



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:54 pm Reply with quote
#Synaesthesia wrote:
I saw the dub on Tuesday and I still can't get the opening song "Inferno" out of my head. I absolutely loved this movie.

That song was way too catchy!

Got to see the dub Tuesday as well and had a blast. The dub was fantastic and the theater was almost entirely full despite how rarely we seem to get these so I didn't have much of any idea what to expect.
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