Satoshi Kon's Tokyo Godfathers Anime Film Screens in U.S. in March

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Screenings to feature 4K restoration, new dub

GKIDS and Fathom Events announced on Thursday that they will screen Satoshi Kon's Tokyo Godfathers film in theaters in the United States with English subtitles on March 9 and with a new English dub on March 11. The screenings will be held at 7:00 p.m. local time, and they will feature the previously announced 4K restoration of the film.

GKIDS describes the film's story:

In modern-day Tokyo, three homeless people's lives are changed forever when they discover a baby girl at a garbage dump on Christmas Eve. As the New Year fast approaches, these three forgotten members of society band together to solve the mystery of the abandoned child and the fate of her parents. Along the way, encounters with seemingly unrelated events and people force them to confront their own haunted pasts, as they learn to face their future, together.

KON'STONE announced on Wednesday that Tokyo Godfathers is inspiring a stage play that will begin its run at the New National Theater Tokyo in May 2021. Shuntarō Fujita (Japanese version of Jersey Boyds) is directing the stage play, while Michihiro Tsuchiya (Cross Game, PriPara, Classicaloid) is penning the script.

The anime film premiered in Japan in November 2003. Columbia Tristar opened the film in the United States in December of that year. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released the film on DVD in North America in 2004.

GKIDS and Shout! Factory released a remaster of Kon's Perfect Blue anime film on a Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo pack on March 26. GKIDS and Fathom Events screened the film in 500 U.S. theaters for two days in September 2018. The screenings earned US$420,881 at the box office.

Source: Press release

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