K Missing Kings to Hit Theaters Throughout North America This Summer

Los Angeles, California, June 6, 2014 - The wait is over for fans of the popular anime series K. ELEVEN ARTS and STARCHILD have announced K MISSING KINGS, the brand-new follow up feature film to the original anime series, coming to select theaters throughout North America. The world premiere is to be held at Los Angeles's Anime Expo on Saturday, July 5. Shortly afterwards, the film will be released in select theaters across the United States starting Friday, July 18, 2014. This is a rare opportunity for fans to catch the movie on the big screen only a week after it premieres in Japan.

At this time, the film is also scheduled for a limited screening throughout Canada in late September. Ticketholders in attendance will be receiving a limited edition giveaway item based on the movie to be unveiled at a later date. This special present will be available at both United States and Canadian screenings while supplies last. Fans can look forward to watching the film in the original Japanese accompanied by English subtitles.

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Based on the hit anime K, K MISSING KINGS picks up where the series left off. Featuring the same director and scriptwriter as the series, this movie brings the characters that you've grown to love in the same spirit of action, honor, and loyalty. K MISSING KINGS also sees the return of popular voice actors such as Daisuke Namikawa, Daisuke Ono, and Tomokazu Sugita, reprising their roles for the first time on the big screen.

The story starts some time after the Island Academy Incident, in which four of the seven great Kings crossed paths. Since this time, silver clansmen Kuroh Yatogami and Neko have been searching for their master, Yashiro Isana, the Silver King. Their search having turned up fruitless, the two begin to give up hope, until they encounter Anna Kushina and Rikio Kamamoto, two members of the red clan HOMRA being chased by someone.

About K
Written by the collaborative group collectively known as "GoRa," K is the name for the original animation project that was broadcast in 2012 and quickly gained popularity worldwide. It tells the story of seven individuals known as "Kings," each ruling their own personal clan. Endowed with mysterious powers, these Kings lead their followers into battle against each other. This popular anime series was produced by GoHands, the studio behind hits such as Mardock Scramble, Coppelion, and Seitokai Yakuindomo. GoHands and GoRa will both be returning to direct, write, and produce K MISSING KINGS, the feature length film and brand new follow up to the series.

In a world with a somewhat different history than our own, Yashiro Isana, known to his friends as Shiro, is a regular carefree high school student attending the island academy of Ashinaka High School. That is, until he is attacked one day by the members of HOMRA, a violent group of ruffians with strange powers, who mistake him for the murderer of one of their comrades. In addition to this, a lone youth by the name of Kuroh Yatogami is also convinced of Shiro's guilt, telling him that he will put an end to his evil ways. Now, Shiro must prove his innocence or forfeit his life to those that are after him. Yet as clues surrounding the murder surface Shiro discovers that he may have some questions about his own role in the incident and his identity.

ELEVEN ARTS is the Los Angeles based film company responsible for distributing many critically acclaimed Japanese live-action and animated features, to North American audiences. ELEVEN ARTS's major live-action titles include Japan Academy Awards winner Memories of Tomorrow (starring Ken Watanabe) and Oscar nominated director (with The Twilight Samurai in 2004) Yoji Yamada's samurai film Love and Honor. ELEVEN ARTS is also a respected distributor of popular animation titles such as the Evangelion franchise, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos, Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Part 1: Beginnings/ Part 2: Eternal/ Part 3: Rebellion, Anohana the Movie, and TIGER & BUNNY THE MOVIE: The Rising. For additional information or to view the company profile, please go to www.elevenarts.net/.

STARCHILD is known as the leading animation label for many years and has produced DVD and music soundtracks of NeonGenesis Evangelion, Love Hina, Fruits Basket, Fafner in the azure and many others. Making the 80th anniversary in 2011, STARCHILD is looking for partners to build up a strong distribution network of King Record recordings worldwide. At the same time, the company continues to look for great music around the world available for licensing in the Japanese market.
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