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Otakon to Host World Premiere of 1st Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution Anime Film

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Convention to be held on August 11-13 in D.C.

The staff of the Otakon convention revealed on Sunday that it will host the world premiere of the first film in the Kōkyōshihen Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution (Psalms of Planets Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution) anime film trilogy. The screening will take place on August 12 at the Marquis Ballroom from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Chief director Tomoki Kyoda will be in attendance for the screening.

The first film will open in Japan on September 16, and will also open this fall in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand. Funimation is in charge of the North American release, and Madman Entertainment is in charge of the Australian and New Zealand release. BONES also plans to open the film in other countries "simultaneously." The second film will open in 2018, and the third film will open in 2019.

Yuko Sanpei, Kaori Nazuka, Kouji Tsujitani, Michiko Neya, Juurouta Kosugi, and Aya Hisakawa are all returning from the original anime as their characters Renton, Eureka, Dewey, Talho, Charles, and Ray, respectively. Toshiyuki Morikawa will play the character Holland in the film, replacing Keiji Fujiwara from the original television anime. Tohru Furuya will play Renton's father Adrock Thurston.

Otakon 2017 will take place from August 11-13 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. This will be the 24th convention, and the first year the convention is being held in D.C.; Baltimore has hosted the convention for the past 17 years.

This year's event will also host producers Masao Maruyama, Hideyuki Tomioka, and Tetsuya Kinoshita, animation director Hidenori Matsubara, directors Ei Aoki and Tomoki Kyoda, scriptwriter Katsuyuki Sumizawa, and voice actors Toshio Furukawa, Shino Kakinuma, and Shimba Tsuchiya. Yousei Teikoku, JAM Project, Flow, and singer T.M. Revolution will all perform at Otakon as part of the convention's Anisong World Matsuri music festival event.

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