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A Slice of War-Time Life Trailer: In This Corner of the World!

The award-winning story of In This Corner of the World follows a young lady named Suzu Urano, who in 1944 moves to the small town of Kure in Hiroshima to live with her husband’s family. Suzu’s life is thrown into chaos when her town is bombed during World War II. Her perseverance and courage underpin this heart-warming and inspirational tale of the everyday challenges faced by the Japanese in the midst of a violent, war-torn country. This beautiful yet poignant tale shows that even in the face of adversity and loss, people can come together and rebuild their lives.

Experience the critically-acclaimed World War II drama about life in Hiroshima, that has touched audiences worldwide. In select theaters U.S. beginning August 11th.

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Shout!Factory and Funimation Films Bring Award-Winning Anime Film In This Corner of the World To America!

Based on the Japanese award-winning manga by Fumiyo Kouno, In This Corner of the World  is an empowering coming-of-age tale set against the backdrop of WWII and captures the resilience and triumph of the human spirit.

The film follows a young lady named Suzu Urano, who in 1944 moves to the small town of Kure in Hiroshima to live with her husband’s family. Suzu’s life is thrown into chaos when her town is bombed during World War II.

Shout! Factory and Funimation® Films partner for the  American launch  of In This Corner of the World on Friday, August 11, 2017.

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Funimation Films Brings Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic To North America!

Funimation is bringing the anime film Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic to North America in both dubbed and subtitled versions – the subtitled version on June 12th and the dubbed version on June 14th.

After hearing rumors of a peculiar society bringing people back from the dead, the two board the luxury liner Campania on her maiden voyage to investigate. Incognito amongst the mysterious Aurora Society, they find familiar faces and a sight they can’t believe—a woman raised from the dead!

Advance tickets for both version of Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic are available now.

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Award-Winning Your Name Coming to North America!

Japanese film Your Name won the Los Angeles Critics Association’s award for Best Animated Feature for 2016 and is on the shortlist for the Oscars® Best animated Feature category.

The day the stars fell, two lives changed forever. High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around each other. Yet, somehow, it works. They build a connection and communicate by leaving notes, messages, and more importantly, an imprint.

Now, Funimation Films is bringing Your Name to North America – in both English-dubbed and Japanese-with-subtitles formats – beginning on April 7th. Details follow the break.

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Monster Love Keeps Shin Godzilla Alive In North America!

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Shin Godzilla, the latest in the 29 film,  32-year old series featuring the giant, nuclear lizard – was to end its North american run tonight – but public demand has kept it alive.

The most serious, least campy Godzilla film since the first two will play matinees in more than two hundred theaters on Saturday, October 22nd – and have daily screenings in select theaters through October 27th.

For details on how you can get tickets, follow the jump.

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Shin Godzilla –Definitely NOT Tokyo’s Savior!

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Shin Godzilla – which opens in over 400 theaters for an eight-day run beginning Tuesday, October 11th – is the 29th in the franchise’s 32 year history.

Unlike all but the first few films in the franchise, this Godzilla is not campy – Godzilla is not Japan’s champion. Instead, it’s a destructive force of nature that, like the original, echoes the dangers of the atom. This time, though, it’s not atom bombs, but the nuclear disaster at Fukushima – and its subsequent fallout – that are being obliquely referenced.

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Funimation Films Brigining One Piece Film: Gold To North America!

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Funimation Films has acquired the North American rights to the new One Piece film, One Piece Film: Gold – the latest in the adventures of the Straw Hat Pirates.

When the Straw Hat Pirates sail into the city of Gran Tesoro seeking gold, they have no idea what lies in wait for them behind gilded curtains.

Funimation Films will be releasing One Piece Film: Gold in North american theaters for the week of January 10-17, 2017. For more, red on.

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