ELEVEN ARTS Licenses Millenium Actress and Other Anime Films

Theatrical release for "Sound! Euphonium" and home video release for "Penguin Highway" are also in the works

Observed by a stray cat, a solitary penguin drifts lazily in a creek.


Los Angeles-based film distributes ELEVEN ARTS revealed a full slate of anime film announcements at Anime Central 2019, including theatrical releases for Millenium Actress and Sound! Euphonium - Our Promise: A Brand New Day and a home video release for Penguin Highway.



A 2001 anime theatrical film with direction by Satoshi Kon, Millenium Actress will receive 2 days of theatrical screenings on August 13 and August 19, 2019. ELVEN ARTS describes Millenium Actress as follows:


In a bombed out landscape, actress Chiyoko Fujiwara confronts an image from her past.


When the legendary Ginei Studios shuts down, filmmaker Genya Tachibana and his assistant are tasked with interviewing its reclusive star, Chiyoko Fujiwara, who had retired from the spotlight 30 years prior. As she recounts her career, Genya and his crew are literally pulled into her memories where they witness her chance encounter with a mysterious man on the run from the police. Despite never knowing his name or his face, Chiyoko relentlessly pursues that man in a seamless blend of reality and memory that only Satoshi Kon could deliver.



Sound! Euphonium - Our Promise: A Brand New Day will be screened in the U.S. on July 11 and July 15, 2019. The screening schedule for Canada has not yet been revealed. Eleven Arts describes the film as follows:



While Sound! Euphonium's “Liz and the Blue Bird” explored the relationship of bandmates Mizore and Nozomi and took on a radical new art style, “Our Promise: A Brand New Day” returns to Sound! Euphonium's familiar style and the story of franchise protagonist Kumiko Oumae, now in her second year of high school. Follow Kumiko as she takes on the role of mentor towards the incoming class of new members of the Kitauji High School concert band club as the group aims to take the gold at the National Championship competition.


Special thanks go to Crunchyroll user tglover157 for the news tip.

Source: ELEVEN ARTS official Twitter feed (@ELEVEN_ARTS)


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