8Arthouse Anime will share the press release Eleven Arts provided for us regarding the release.
Leading Los Angeles distributor Eleven Arts and Toei Animation announced today that they will release the English language version of Digimon Adventure tri. – Chapter 1: Reunion. Eleven Arts and Toei Animation plan a one-day Fathom Events, a series screening in 300+ US cities in September. This will be followed by a traditional multi-city national theatrical release in major cities in October, 2016.
*corrected from before
Digimon Adventure tri. (デジモンアドベンチャーtri) is a Japanese action-adventure film series produced by Toei Animation under the big anime franchise, Digimon. Digimon Adventure tri. – Chapter 1: Reunion’s release marks the first Digimon English film to be released in the US since 2000 near birth, and has delighted audiences in its native Japan.
The plot of the film is this in the press released:
it’s been six years since the summer adventure when Tai (now in high school) and the rest of the DigiDestined crossed over to the Digital World. It’s been nearly three years since frenzied final battles between warring factions. With the gate to the Digital World closed, time continues to pass, until the adventure Digivolves once again.
(Weird since it’s actually been nearly 16 for us audience members.)
“We are extremely proud to announce our first time partnership with Toei Animaton. We have been huge fans of Toei and the Digimon series for years, and are thrilled to participate in the release of this true hallmark of Japanese Anime. We cannot wait to share a theatrical experience that will be sure to satisfy audiences across North America,”
– Eleven Arts CEO Ko Mori.
“We are excited to partner with ELEVEN ARTS to share this exciting title with audiences across the U.S. American viewers have been eagerly awaiting the next chapter in the Digimon saga for nearly sixteen years, and we’re delighted to have produced this English language version for theaters, giving it the cinematic treatment our fans deserve.”
– Masayuki Endo, President of Toei Animation Inc.
Addition information about the companies in charge of this release:
ABOUT ELEVEN ARTS
ELEVEN ARTS is a Los Angeles based film production/distribution company known for distributing high quality Japanese films, live-action and animation, 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 Yoji Yamada’s samurai film Love and Honor. ELEVEN ARTS’ anime titles include: the Evangelion franchise, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos, the Puella Magi Madoka Magica franchise, Blue Exorcist: The Movie, Expelled from Paradise, The Last: Naruto the Movie, Boruto: Naruto the Movie, and The Anthem of the Heart.
For additional information:
ABOUT TOEI ANIMATION INC.
Based in Los Angeles, Toei Animation Inc. is responsible for the program licensing of Toei-produced series to North America, Latin America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Toei’s Los Angeles office also handles all categories of consumer product licensing based on its film and television properties within these territories.
For more information, please visit www.toei-animation-usa.com
Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events and unique extras that take audiences behind the scenes for the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America.