Promare Anime Film Gets 4D Screenings, Earns 1.2 Billion Yen
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The official website for Trigger and XFlag's original anime film Promare announced on Friday that the film will get 4DX and MX4D screenings in 76 theaters in Japan starting on October 18. Trigger also revealed that the film has earned more than 1.2 billion yen (about US$11.11 million).
The film opened in 200 theaters in Japan on May 24, and ranked at #8 in its opening weekend. The film had earned more than 1.1 billion yen (about US$10.4 million) at the Japanese box office as of September 3.
GKIDS and Fathom Events screened the film in North America on September 17 and 19. The screening on September 17 featured an English dub, and the screening on September 19 featured English subtitles. GKIDS is also screening the movie starting on Friday in select theaters.
Cineplex is also listing screenings for the film 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.
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.
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.
Sources: Promare's website, Comic Natalie