"I want to eat your pancreas" Hits US Theaters in February of 2019

Fathom Events and Aniplex USA bring coming-of-age anime film to 400+ theaters in both subbed and dubbed formats


Fathom Events and Aniplex of America are teaming up for a limited US theatrical release for I want to eat your pancreas, a 2018 anime theatrical film based on the coming-of-age novel by Yoru Sumino about two teenagers who grow closer as one suffers from a terminal illness.



Fathom Events describes I want to eat your pancreas as follows:


She said, “I want to eat your pancreas.” Based on the award-winning novel by Yoru Sumino, “I want to eat your pancreas” is an uplifting, coming-of-age tale that has captivated the hearts of millions. The film captures an emotional journey between two polar opposites who discover the true meaning of compassion while trying to find happiness.

Spring, and the last of the cherry blossoms are still in bloom. The usually aloof bookworm with no interest in others comes across a book in a hospital waiting room. Handwritten on the first page are the words: “Living with Dying.” He soon discovers that it is a diary kept by his very popular and genuinely cheerful classmate, Sakura Yamauchi, who reveals to him that she is secretly suffering from a pancreatic illness and only has a limited time left. It is at this moment that she gains just one more person to share her secret.

Trying to maintain a normal life as much as possible, Sakura is determined to live her life to the fullest until her last day. As her free spirit and unpredictable actions throw him for a loop, his heart begins to change.



I want to eat your pancreas is directed by Shinichiro Ushijima and features animation production by Studio VOLN. The film will screen at some 400 theaters nationwide, with an English subtitled showing scheduled for 7:00PM local time on February 07, 2019, and an English dubbed showing for 12:55PM local time on February 10, 2019.


For more information, including venues and ticket sales, please check out the official Fathom Events page here.


Source: Official press release



Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.

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