Eleven Arts Reveals Theater List for U.S. Girls Und Panzer der Film Screenings
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Eleven Arts revealed a list of 33 theaters on Friday that will screen the Girls und Panzer der Film anime movie starting on November 18 or later in the United States. The screenings will feature the English dub of the film. Eleven Arts will hold the official premiere at the New People Cinema in San Francisco on November 18 at 7:00 p.m. The event will include a Q&A with the English dub's director after the film's screening.
Sentai Filmworks announced in September that it had licensed the film.
The Girls und Panzer film is director Tsutomu Mizushima's follow-up to his 2012 Girls und Panzer television anime about schoolgirls who learn to battle in tanks with other teams nationwide. The film opened in Japan in November 2015, and it ranked #38 in the top 39 highest grossing Japanese domestic films of 2015 (tied with Grasshopper). In addition, the film has continued to run in Japanese theaters and add to its earnings, almost a full year after its initial opening. Certain theaters in Japan will continue to screen the film through its one-year anniversary on November 21.
The film shipped on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on May 27, and the release came with a new OVA that takes place after the events of the movie, as well as an episode of the "Akiyama Yukari no Sensha Kōza" (Yukari Akiyama's Tank Lecture) shorts. The limited special edition Blu-ray Disc of the film sold 162,361 copies in its first week and topped Oricon's overall Blu-ray Disc chart for the May 23-29 week.
The film won a Seiun Award in July for Best Dramatic Presentation.