Anime Central to Host Fairy Tail Dragon Cry Film's North American Premiere

posted on by Karen Ressler
Funimation announces May 20 screening, theatrical release

FUNimation Entertainment announced on Friday that it will hold the North American premiere for the Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry film at Anime Central on May 20. The screening will be in Japanese with English subtitles, and attendees will receive a poster.

Funimation also announced that the film is "coming soon to theaters" in North America and it will update with more information.

The film opened in Japan on on Friday, and earned 53,888,700 yen (about US$474,848) in its first weekend to rank at #10.

The film will also open in at least 16 countries besides Japan in May, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, nine countries in Central America and South America, Thailand, and France, in addition to the United States.

Tatsuma Minamikawa (episode director for Aldnoah.Zero, Attack on Titan, Haganai NEXT) directed the film at A-1 Pictures. Shoji Yonemura returned from the previous two television anime series to write the script, Yuuko Yamada (chief animation director for Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East, Persona 3 the Movie #3 Falling Down) was the character designer and chief animation director, and Yasuharu Takanashi returned from the previous anime series and Fairy Tail Zero to compose the music. GAGA is distributing the film. The two-member unit POLKA DOTS performed the film's theme song "What You Are."

Anime Central is being held at the Hyatt O'Hare and the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois on May 19-21.

[Via WTK]

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