Penguin Highway Anime Film Opens in NY April 5, Nationwide April 12

Hiroyasu Ishida's feature was nominated for the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year


ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio revealed some more details about the U.S. theatrical release of Penguin Highway, an anime film directed by Hiroyasu Ishida and based on the novel by The Night is Short, Walk on Girl author Tomihiko Morimi. The feature is set to premiere in New York at the Village East Cinema on April 5, followed by nationwide screenings on April 12. 


Penguin Highway will be presented in Japanese with English subs as well as the English dub. 


Here's last month's trailer:  



Budding genius Aoyama is only in the 4th grade, but already lives his life like a scientist. When penguins start appearing in his sleepy suburb hundreds of miles from the sea, Aoyama vows to solve the mystery. When he finds the source of the penguins is a woman from his dentist’s office, they team up for an unforgettable summer adventure!



Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox. 

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