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No Game, No Life Zero Film Premieres in U.S. Theaters This Fall

posted on by Karen Ressler
Sentai Filmworks schedules L.A. premiere for September 15

Sentai Filmworks announced on Thursday that it will premiere the No Game, No Life Zero film in Los Angeles on September 15 as part of the Los Angeles Anime Film Festival. A wider release is slated for fall 2017 in the United States. Azoland Pictures is handling theatrical distribution.

The film opened in Japan on July 15.

Sentai Filmworks describes the story:

Six thousand years before Sora and Shiro were even a blink in the history of Disboard, war consumed the land, tearing apart the heavens, destroying stars, and even threatening to wipe out the human race. Amid the chaos and destruction, a young man named Riku leads humanity toward the tomorrow his heart believed in. One day, in the ruins of an Elf city, he meets Shuvi, a female exiled "Ex-machina" android who asks him to teach her what it means to have a human heart.

Although the film features the same main cast members as the previous television anime, many of them are credited as characters who lived six millennia before Sora and Shiro came into the alternate world. However, the film's latest visual (pictured right) shows returning characters, including Sora and Shiro.

Atsuko Ishizuka returned from the television anime series to direct the film at Madhouse. Jukki Hanada also returned to handle the script, and Satoshi Tasaki designed the characters. Kazuhiro Hocchi drew the concept art. Eiji Iwase returned as art director, and Tsukasa Ohir reprised the background art setting role. However, Yoshiaki Fujisawa composed the music.


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