Otakon to Screen Evangelion 3.0, Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Films

posted on 2013-07-24 14:45 EDT
Both films screening with subtitles at August 9-11 convention in Maryland

Baltimore anime convention Otakon announced on Wednesday that it will screen Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo and the live action Rurouni Kenshin movie at its August 9-11 event. Both films will be screened with subtitles.

Evangelion 3.0, the third film in Hideaki Anno's four-part remake of Gainax's Neon Genesis Evangelion anime series, earned more than 5.1 billion yen during its theater run. While the first film hewed closely to the original television series, the second film went in a different direction, and the third film went still further in its own storyline. Funimation Entertainment has licensed the film for North America.

Nobuhiro Watsuki's popular samurai manga Rurouni Kenshin was remade as a live-action feature film in Japan in August 2012. Keishi Ōtomo directed the film with 22-year-old actor Takeru Satoh (Kamen Rider Den-O, Rookies, Beck, Ryōmaden) as the titular character and 17-year-old actress Emi Takei as the heroine Kaoru Kamiya. The film premiered in North America at the LA EigaFest 2012 in December, and was then screened in Montreal on July 20 and will also play in San Francisco later this month. The screening at Otakon will mark the film's East Coast premiere.

Otakon is also hosting a Rurouni Kenshin art exhibit, and Watsuki's wife Kaoru Kurosaki will be curating the exhibition. Kurosaki will also introduce the film screening.

Otakon will also screen the English dub premiere of Wolf Children.

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