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Promare Anime Film Lists Theatrical Screenings in Canada, Los Angeles, New York

posted on by Alex Mateo
Film opened in Japan in May, opens in N. America in September

Cineplex is listing screenings for Studio Trigger and XFlag's original anime film Promare in Canada on September 22-24. The screening on September 22 will have an English dub, and the screenings on September 23-24 will have English subtitles.

In addition, GKIDS revealed on Monday that it will release the movie on September 20 in select theaters in Los Angeles and New York. In Los Angeles, the film will screen at the AMC Citywalk Stadium 19, AMC Galleria At South Bay 16, and AMC Ontario Mills 30 theaters. In New York, the film will screen at the Metrograph and AMC Empire 25 theaters.

GKIDS and Fathom Events will screen the film in North America on September 17 and 19 at 7:00 p.m. local time. The screening on September 17 will have an English dub, and the screening on September 19 will have English subtitles.

Anime Expo hosted the North American premiere of the film on July 5, and Otakon also screened the film in July.

NYAV Post is producing the English dub of the film. Trigger itself is supervising the dub, including making the casting choices.

GKIDS describes the film:

Thirty years has passed since the appearance of Burnish, a race of flame-wielding mutant beings, who destroyed half of the world with fire. When a new group of aggressive mutants calling themselves “Mad Burnish” appears, the epic battle between Galo Thymos, a new member of the anti-Burnish rescue team “Burning Rescue,” and Lio Fotia, the leader of “Mad Burnish” begins.

The film opened in 200 theaters in Japan on May 24, and ranked at #8 in its opening weekend. The film has earned more than 1 billion yen (about US$9.4 million) as of August 13.

Director Hiroyuki Imaishi and scriptwriter Kazuki Nakashima teamed up again for the new project at Trigger. Trigger and Nakashima are credited with the original work. Shigeto Koyama was in charge of character design and mechanical design, and Sushio (Kill la Kill) was involved as an animator. Tomotaka Kubo (Mary and The Witch's Flower) was the art director, and Saishi Ichiko was in charge of logo design. Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan, Kill la Kill) composed the music. SANZIGEN Animation Studio handled the 3DCG animation. XFlag is credited with production, and TOHO is distributing the film.

Thanks to Jesse Betteridge for the news tip.

Sources: Press release, Cineplex (link 2) via I Miss Bionix


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