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Eleven Arts to Host Dubbed The Laws of the Universe: Part 1 Screenings in U.S., Canada

posted on by Karen Ressler
English-subtitled trailer streamed for religious anime film

Eleven Arts Anime Studio announced on Wednesday that it is hosting the United States and Canada screenings of The Laws of the Universe: Part 1, the new anime film sequel to the The Laws of the Universe Part 0 religious anime film. Screenings will begin on October 12, the same day the film debuts in Japan, and will be English-dubbed.

The company shared an English-subtitled trailer:

Eleven Arts describes the film's story:

University students, Ray, Anna, Tyler, Halle, and Eisuke are enjoying college life and pursuing their dreams, but in reality, They have a secret mission, to fight against invading Reptilians from outer space. One day, Ray travels back in time to 330 million years ago on Earth, to find his missing friend Tyler who has fallen into a trap set by the evil alien, Dahar. During that time, Alpha, the God of the Earth, was planning to create a new civilization on Earth and invited Queen Zamza and her fellow Reptilian from the planet Zeta, to Earth.

What is the intention of Dahar? What will happen to Ray and Tyler?

And what is “the plan of the God of the Earth"?

The film will be the first part of a trilogy. As before, Isamu Imakake is directing the film at HS Pictures Studio, and is also the character designer and chief animation director. Yūichi Mizusawa is once again composing the music. Nikkatsu Corporation is distributing the film, with distribution assistance from Tokyo Theatres.

Ryuho Okawa, the founder of the controversial religious organization Happy Science (Kōfuku no Kagaku), is credited with the original work and as the chief production supervisor for the first film.

The first film premiered in Los Angeles in September 2016. Eleven Arts then screened the film in selected theaters in the U.S. and Canada in October of that year, and the film opened in Japan in the same month. The film screened in North America with an English dub.

Happy Science has sponsored a number of animated films in the past, including The Mystical Laws, which opened simultaneously in the U.S. in October 2012. The film received an English dub for its Japanese home video release, and it received a video-on-demand release in the U.S.

Source: Press release

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