Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Take on Me Film Gets Theatrical Screenings in U.S., Canada in November

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Azoland Pictures screens film in theaters; Sentai Filmworks screened film in LA-AFF in September

Film distribution company Azoland Pictures revealed on Thursday that it will screen Kyoto Animation's Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Take on Me (Eiga Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai! Take On Me) anime film in select theaters in the United States and Canada starting on November 2. The partial list on Azoland Pictures' website lists screening dates from November 3 to 6 in various locations. Filmgoers will receive a giveaway item while supplies last, and the screenings will be in Japanese with English subtitles.

Sentai Filmworks licensed the film, and partnered with the Los Angeles Anime Film Festival (LA-AFF) to screen the film during the event in September.

The film, a sequel to the Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! -Heart Throb- anime, opened in Japan on January 6 and earned 70,422,300 yen (about US$634,500) in its opening weekend to rank #6 at the box office.

Azoland Pictures describes the film:

Yuta and Rikka may have finally started to come to terms with the various delusions that have run their lives, but as their relationship becomes progressively more real, their development as a couple seems to be increasingly in danger of stalling out! When your relationship is partially the result of a series of fantasies, what can reality serve up that's equal to the make-believe? Rikka's sister decides that she's going to move to Italy and take Rikka with her, and the solution that Rikka and Yuta decide on is both improbably logical and unrealistically practical: They're going to elope! For real! Get ready for the ultimate fantasy road trip as our two young would-be lovers take off a whirlwind tour of the real Japan in Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! -Take On Me-.

Torako is credited with the film's original work. Tatsuya Ishihara returned to direct the film at Kyoto Animation. Jukki Hanada also returned to write the script, and Kazumi Ikeda returned to design the characters. Nijine also returned to compose the music.

Sentai Filmworks previously released the Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! and Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! -Heart Throb- television anime series on home video, as well as the Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai! Lite anime shorts and the Love, Chunibyo, & Other Delusions: Rikka Takanashi Version film.

Source: Azoland Pictures' press release

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