Canadian theater chain Cineplex and Landmark Cinemas are listing that they will screen the Okko's Inn (Waka Okami wa Shōgakusei!) anime film in Canada in May. Screenings on May 4 will be English dubbed, while screenings on May 6 will be in Japanese with English subtitles. Locations and showtimes are available on the Cineplex and Landmark Cinemas websites.
Cineplex is also listing that it wills screen the Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection (Code Geass: Fukkatsu no Lelouch) sequel anime film in May. Screenings on May 5 will be in Japanese with English subtitles, while screenings on May 9 and 10 will be English dubbed. Locations and showtimes are available on the Cineplex website.
GKIDS and Fathom Events will hold United States screenings of the Okko's Inn film on April 22-23. Screenings on Monday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m. local time will be English dubbed, while screenings on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m. will be in Japanese with English subtitles. The New York International Children's Film Festival (NYICFF) screened the world premiere of the film's English dub on February 23, with another screening on March 10.
Funimation will screen the Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection film in North America on May 5 (subtitled), and on May 7-8 (dubbed), after screening the film at Seattle's Sakura-Con convention in April.
<!–The Okko’s Inn film opened in Japan last September, and is based on writer Hiroko Reijō and artist Asami’s juvenile literature series. The books also inspired a 24-episode television anime that premiered last April on TV Tokyo and five other affiliates. The film tells a story not told in either the original book series or the television series — specifically, a story about “Okko” and her parents. GKIDS describes the film:
OKKO’S INN follows Okko, who goes to live with her grandmother in the countryside after losing her parents. While she prepares to become the inn’s next caretaker, Okko discovers there are playful ghosts who live there. However, only she can see them.
DLE and Madhouse animated the film along with the television anime, but Kitaro Kousaka (A-Girl, Nasu: Summer in Andalusia) directed the film instead of the television anime’s directors. Similarly, Reiko Yoshida (K-ON!, The Cat Returns, Girls und Panzer) wrote the script instead of the television staff. Kyōko Yauchi was in charge of art setting, and Shunsuke Hirota was the animation director.
The Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection film opened on February 9 in 120 theaters in Japan, and debuted at #5 at the Japanese box office, and earned earned 286.65 million yen (about US$2.59 million) in its opening weekend.
Director Goro Taniguchi and many of the key staff members returned for the movie. The film’s story begins in the world two years after Zero Requiem. The story is complete in one film, serving as a finale.
Leo Ieiri performed the opening theme song “Kono Sekai de” (In This World), and Unione performed the ending theme song “Revive.” In addition, Ali Project performed the insert song “Utsukushiki Kemonotachi no Tame no” (For the Beautiful Creatures).–>
Thanks to Jesse Betteridge for the news tip.