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No Game, No Life Zero Film's U.S. Theatrical Release Scheduled for October

posted on by Karen Ressler
Film to open nationwide for two days

Sentai Filmworks announced on Friday that its nationwide theatrical release for the No Game, No Life Zero film is slated for October. The film will screen in select theaters with Japanese audio and English subtitles on October 5 at 7:00 p.m. local time and then screen with the English dub on October 8 at 12:55 p.m. local time. The screenings will be accompanied by special footage of members of the cast and crew.

Sentai Filmworks will premiere the film with an English dub at the Los Angeles Anime Film Festival on September 15, and in Japanese with English subtitles the day after. Azoland Pictures is handling theatrical distribution.

The film opened in Japan on July 15, and will get 4DX screenings at 48 theaters in Japan beginning on September 9. As of this week, the film's box office total has surpassed 500 million yen (about US$4.6 million).

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.

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