Updates on June 10, 2017
Eiga Chibi Maruko-chan: Italia kara Kita Shounen
When six international students descend on Shimizu for a homestay, an Italian boy takes an unusual liking to Maruko, who isn’t too impressed by the situation. Can she put aside her annoyance in order to help him connect to the memory of one of his closest family members? Join the expansive cast of Chibi Maruko-chan as they embark on their first cinematic adventure in 23 years!
Grimm Douwa: Kin no Tori
Though this movie was released as part of Toei’s Manga Matsuri, it was actually animated by Madhouse (and features, notably, Madhouse president and veteran animator Maruyama Masao doing layout). Completed in 1984, this film was shelved for three years before being theatrically released, during which time rumours spread about it being a lost masterpiece. Although overall the film is hardly a masterpiece, in terms of visuals alone it certainly is. It has some of the most ornate animation and creative design work of any contemporary anime movie.
Kimi no Na wa.
Mitsuha is a female high school student who lives in a rural town nestled deep in the mountains. She laments that she lives in the countryside, and yearns for the wonderful lifestyle in Tokyo. Taki is a male high school student who lives in central Tokyo. He spends time with his friends, works part-time at an Italian restaurant, and is also interested in architecture and fine arts. One day, Mitsuha has a dream where she is a young man. Taki also has a dream where he is a female student attending high school in the countryside. What is the secret behind their dreams?
Monster Strike The Movie: Hajimari no Basho e
The Monster Strike film will feature a character named Lucifer.
Suki ni Naru Sono Shunkan o. Kokuhaku Jikkouiinkai
Their initial encounter couldn’t have been any more disastrous— Yet, even before she realizes, Hina finds her heart racing. Drawn to Koyuki, a former upperclassman at her middle school, Hina is determined to go to the same high school as him, and hits the books with a vengeance. Along with her childhood friend Kotaro, she enrolls at Sakuragaoka High School. Meanwhile, the unhip Koyuki gets a makeover for the sake of an unrequited love over summer break, and he suddenly finds himself becoming the “major catch” among the female students. That is when Hina decides to confess her love…
Watashitachi, Luck Logic Bu!
The comedy shorts follow four girls who are members of the Luck Logic Club, whose activity is playing the Luck & Logic card game. Watashitachi, Luck Logic-bu! will air approximately one minute before each episode of the main series.
Ultra Fight Orb
A ghost mage that can manipulate the soul of any monster appears, with the intent of ruling the universe. With a new enemy that can manipulate a monster’s soul, Ultraman Orb and Ultraman Zero emerge to stand in his way. Orb will fight a ghostly villain with ghost monster army corps through various fusion ups including Lightning Attacker with the power of Ginga and X! Orb will fulfill new fusion ups while the mighty warriors of the lights appear to assist Ultraman Orb. Even with Ultraman Orb’s new forms, will he be able to overcome the threat of Reibatos?
After Love (2016)
After 15 years of marriage, a couple with two kids is about to divorce. Until the husband find a new place to live, they have to cohabit, and figure out how to share their belongings.
Angels of the Universe (2000)
Páll is an artistic and sensitive young man. Getting dumped by his girlfriend, Dagny, triggers his descent into madness. We follow him on his way to what seems like inevitable doom; at home with his parents who finally can’t cope, and in the mental institution, Kleppur.
Asura: The City of Madness (2016)
A shady cop finds himself in over his head when he gets caught between Internal Affairs and the city’s corrupt mayor.
Uwais plays a young man who washes ashore, an amnesiac with a serious head injury whose past comes back to haunt him shortly after being nursed back to health by a young doctor. Violence ensues. Sweet, sweet violence.
A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life form, that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth.
A bombastic throw-back horror-comedy that follows three young women who go out partying one night and find themselves Frankensteined together in one body. Now they must put aside their differences so they can find who did this and exact revenge!
A woman starts exhibiting increasingly disturbing behavior after asking her husband for a divorce. Suspicions of infidelity soon give way to something much more sinister.
Widow Ruth is seven months pregnant when, believing herself to be guided by her unborn baby, she embarks on a homicidal rampage, dispatching anyone who stands in her way.
Criticizing the prohibition of alcohol in Gujarat, this film unfolds the story of a clever bootlegger, whose business is challenged by a tough cop.
Shimmer Lake (2017)
An inventive crime thriller told backwards — reversing day by day through a week — following a local sheriff’s quest to unlock the mystery of three small town criminals and a bank heist gone wrong.
Spark: A Space Tail (2016)
Spark, a teenage monkey and his friends, Chunk and Vix, are on a mission to regain Planet Bana – a kingdom overtaken by the evil overlord Zhong.
The Belko Experiment (2016)
In a twisted social experiment, 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company’s intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.
The Lost Arcade (2015)
The story of Chinatown Fair, the legendary arcade located in the heart of New York’s Chinatown. This documentary explores how the arcade became a shelter to a community as diverse as the city surrounding it and changed lives in doing so.
The Sense of an Ending (2017)
A man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life.