The Laws of the Universe: Part 1 Anime Film Debuts at #1 on Japanese Box Office Chart
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The Laws of the Universe: Part 1, HS Pictures Studio's new anime film sequel to the The Laws of the Universe Part 0 religious anime film, topped the box office chart in Japan during the October 13-14 weekend.
Eleven Arts Anime Studio hosted the film's world premiere with an English dub at the Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles on October 6. The film then premiered theatrically in the United States, Canada, and Japan on October 12. Screenings in the United States and Canada are 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 is the first part of a trilogy. As before, Isamu Imakake directed the film at HS Pictures Studio, and was also the character designer and chief animation director. Yūichi Mizusawa once again composed 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.
Natsume Yujin-cho the Movie: Ephemeral Bond fell from #3 to #5 in its third weekend, the live-action film of Rie Aruga's Perfect World manga fell from #4 to #8 in its second weekend, and the Monster Strike The Movie: Sora no Kanata anime film fell from #1 to #9 in its second weekend.
Source: Kōgyō Tsūshin