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Eleven Arts to Host The Laws of the Universe: Part 1 Anime Film's World Premiere in L.A. on October 6

posted on by Karen Ressler
Premiere screening at Awareness Film Festival to be English dubbed

Eleven Arts Anime Studio announced on Tuesday that it will host the world premiere 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, at the Awareness Film Festival on October 6. The screening will be English-dubbed. Cast members will appear at the screening for a Q&A session.

Los Angeles-based charity Heal One World hosts the annual Awareness Film Festival with the stated mission "to inform and inspire audiences through a program of films on Ecological, Political, Health/Well Being and Spiritual topics." This year's festival will take place at the Regal LA LIVE Stadium 14 from September 27 to October 7.

The film will premiere in the United States, Canada, and Japan on October 12. Screenings in the United States and Canada will be English-dubbed.

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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