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2nd Trinity Seven Anime Film Gets Simultaneous Theatrical Release in U.S. on March 29 (Updated)

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Torrance, California-based anime event AniFest to host premiere screening on March 23

The AniFest anime event in Torrance, California announced on Friday that it will host a screening of Trinity Seven: Heavens Library & Crimson Lord (Trinity Seven: Tenkū Toshokan to Shinku no Maō), the second anime film based on Kenji Saitō and Akinari Nao's Trinity Seven manga. Tickets for the private screening are available now on Eventbrite.

AniFest is a one-day event that will be held on March 23 at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center. Tickets for the event itself are separate and do not include a ticket for the screening.

The official Japanese website for the anime has also revealed that the anime film will have a wider release in the United States on March 29. Torrance-based company Social Rewards Releasing in partnership with Avex Pictures will distribute the film in the United States. Avex Pictures has opened an English website for the film as well as English social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The official website has not yet revealed where the film will screen in the U.S. on March 29.

Social Rewards Releasing stated in the announcement that the company "brings anime merchandising and anime film titles from Japan to the US as full feature releases with a goal of releasing 1 title per month in US theatres."

Avex Pictures describes the Trinity Seven: Heavens Library & Crimson Lord film:

Heavens Library & Crimson Lord brings back Arata, Lilith and the rest of the Trinity Seven to face off against the greatest enemy in the history of the Trinity Seven; Lilith's own father, who is revealed to be the strongest Demon Lord who challenges Arata who is now a Demon Lord candidate.

The film will open at Shinjuku Wald 9 in Tokyo and other theaters throughout Japan on March 29. The film features returning staff, including director Hiroshi Nishikiori, scriptwriter Kenji Saitō, character designer and chief animation director Shinpei Tomooka, composer TECHNOBOYS PULCRAFT GREEN-FUND, and anime studio Seven Arcs Pictures. Avex Pictures is distributing the film. The film will also feature a returning cast.

Update: Social Rewards Releasing confirmed with ANN on Friday that it plans to open the Trinity Seven: Heavens Library & Crimson Lord film in 100 theaters in the United States, with screenings starting on March 29 (the company did not specify how long the screenings will last).

Social Rewards Releasing clarified that regarding its goal of releasing one title per month in theaters in the U.S., that it plans to screen new films as opposed to older films, and is planning widespread theatrical screenings as opposed to smaller screenings at one venue. The company also aims to do more simultaneous screenings as a part of its partnership with Avex Pictures, and also plans to get involved with conventions in the United States.

Sources: Press release, Trinity Seven: Heavens Library & Crimson Lord film's Japanese website

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