Utano☆Princesama Magi Love Kingdom Anime Film Opens in N. America in September

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Sentai Filmworks' English-subtitled screenings begin on September 13

Sentai Filmworks announced on Friday that it will begin screening Uta no Prince Sama Maji Love Kingdom, the anime film in the Uta no Prince Sama franchise, in select theaters in North America on September 13. The film will screen in Japanese with English subtitles. The company also began streaming a trailer for the film.

A website opened with a theater list for the film's North American screenings. The film will also screen at select anime conventions this fall.

Sentai Filmworks held a premiere screening of the film at Anime Expo on July 5. Voice actors Takuma Terashima (Otoya Ittoki) and Mamoru Miyano (Tokiya Ichinose) attended the screening.

The anime film opened in Japan on June 14, and ranked at #6 in its opening weekend. The film sold more than 100,000 tickets and earned 222.7 million yen (about US$2.05 million) from Friday to Sunday of its first weekend. The film has earned more than 1,407,654,000 yen (about US$13.23 million) as of August 11.

Utano☆Princesama Legend Star director Takeshi Furuta returned as chief director, and Utano☆Princesama Legend Star episode director Tomoka Nagaoka directed at A-1 Pictures. Hiroshi Nakajima (Fate/Apocrypha, Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV) served as CG director. Maki Fujioka returned to design the characters based on Chinatsu Kurahana's original designs. Fujioka was also the chief animation director. Katsuyoshi Miyajima (Cyborg 009 Call of Justice, AKB0048 next stage) was the character modeling supervisor. Elements Garden returned to compose the music. Mamoru Miyano performs the film's theme song "Encore."

The film's cast members reprised their roles from previous anime in the franchise.

Sources: Sentai Filmworks' website and YouTube channel

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