Love Live! The School Idol Movie to Debut Worldwide in Summer

“LOVE LIVE! THE SCHOOL IDOL MOVIE” TO DEBUT WORLDWIDE IN SUMMER


Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2015 – Bandai Visual Co., Ltd., a leader in the development and production of Japanese animation, announced today that “Love Live! The School Idol Movie”—the brand new theatrical anime of the “Love Live!” franchise will be released in theaters outside of Japan starting August, 2015. The movie will begin its theatrical run on June 13th in Japan. It will then be brought to various regions and countries including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea and Thailand in August, followed by screenings in the United States, Australia and New Zealand in September. Lastly, in October, it will debut in Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei and Indonesia.

The following cities and start dates are tentative and subject to change. For up to date information, please visit the official website (http://www.lovelive-anime.jp/worldwide/) or contact local handlers.

[Scheduled Regions and Countries]
Taiwan
Handler: Top-Insight International Co., Ltd.
Cities: Taipei and other major cities
Start Date: Early August, 2015

Hong Kong
Handler: Top-Insight International Co., Ltd.
Start Date: August 6, 2015

Korea
Handler: ANIPLUS INC.
Cities: Seoul, Pusan, and other major cities
Start Date: Early August, 2015

Thailand
Handler: Dream Express (DEX) Co., Ltd.
City: Bangkok
Date (Screening Event): Late August, 2015

USA
Handler: NIS America, Inc.
Cities: Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Washington D.C., Dallas and other major cities
Start Date: September 12, 2015

Australia
Handler: MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT PTY. LTD.
Cities: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and other major cities
Start Date (1 Weekend Screening): September, 2015 *Actual date TBD.

New Zealand
Handler: MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT PTY. LTD.
Cities: Auckland, Wellington and other major cities
Start Date (1 Weekend Screening): September, 2015 *Actual date TBD.

Malaysia, Philippines
Handler: ODEX PRIVATE LIMITED
Start Date: October 1, 2015

Singapore
Handler: ODEX PRIVATE LIMITED
Start Date: October 8, 2015
*Premier screening event date TBD.

Vietnam, Brunei
Handler: ODEX PRIVATE LIMITED
Start Date: Early October, 2015

Indonesia
Handler: ODEX PRIVATE LIMITED
Start Date: October 21, 2015

About Love Live! Project
It's a cross-media project that encompasses the motto "a story in which we make our dreams come true". In addition to the release of a music CD by the school idol group μ's, this project has been brought to life through various media, including live events, animation, magazines, novels, comics, mobile applications, and radio programs.
The 1st season of its TV animation series was aired in January - March 2013, followed by the 2nd season in April - June 2014. After the completion of the TV series, the production of a brand-new theatrical version of the title was announced. Love Live! The School Idol Movie is confirmed to be released in theaters on June 13, 2015 in Japan.

Introduction of Love Live! The School Idol Movie
Although μ's, the defending champions of the school idol tournament, plans to dissolve their group after the graduation of their senior members, they receive news that leads them to holding a concert event! The 9 girls continue to learn and grow in this new and unfamiliar world. What is the last thing that these girls can do as school idols? With the clock ticking, what kind of meaning will the μ's members find in performing the most exciting live performance?

About Bandai Visual Co., Ltd.
Bandai Visual Co., Ltd., founded in August 1983, is a Japanese company that develops, produces and distributes film, TV and home entertainment media. As a pioneer of the Japanese animation scene Bandai Visual has consistently held the top-class market share in the genre and continues to lead the market. Bandai Visual has also proven its expertise in creating and delivering quality home entertainment media packaging in Japan. Using such key strategies, Bandai Visual hopes to expand and emulate its success in North American and other international markets. Bandai Visual Co., Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings.

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