Shochiku Announces Special Kyoto Animation Film Screenings in Tokyo and Kyoto

The Japanese anime film distributor “wants to create an opportunity for people to be able to watch... works ... by Kyoto Animation on the big screen”

K-ON! The Movie

Japanese anime film distributor Shochiku announced on August 16 that it’ll be screening films produced by Kyoto Animation over two locations in Tokyo and Kyoto from August 23. The showings comes after the horrific attack the studio endured on July 18, which killed 35 of Kyoto Animation’s employees, including Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid director Yasuhiro Takemoto, legendary animator Yoshiji Kigami, and chief animation director on the Free! franchise, Futoshi Nishiya.

 

Shochiku run their own chain of theaters in Japan under the SMT and MOVIX brand names and have been the distributor of most of Kyoto Animation’s film library.

 

Liz and the Blue Bird

 

The “special screenings” will be held at the Shinjuku Piccadilly Cinema in Tokyo and the MOVIX Kyoto cinema. The first film is being shown on Friday, August 23 will be the award winning classic and feature film debut of Naoko Yamada, K-ON! The Movie. Following that screening the schedules differ greatly.

 

Shochiku notes that any of the special priced days will be that special price, for example most cinemas in Japan have cheaper tickets on the 1st of the month and Shochiku theatres have a special price on the 20th day of each month. Though free/discounted tickets from promotions cannot be used for the screenings.

 

Here is the schedules for both cinemas:

 

Shinjuku Piccadilly in Tokyo -

 

  • 8/23 - K-ON! The Movie
  • 8/24 - Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions the Movie: Rikka Takanashi Version
  • 8/25 - Tamako Love Story
  • 8/26 - Beyond the Boundary the Movie: I'll Be Here - The Past
  • 8/27 - Beyond the Boundary the Movie: I'll Be Here - The Future
  • 8/28 - High Speed! Free! Starting Days
  • 8/29 - Sound! Euphonium the Movie: Welcome to the Kitauji High School Concert Band
  • 8/30 - A Silent Voice
  • 8/31 - Free! Timeless Medley - the Bond
  • 9/1 - Free! Timeless Medley - the Promise
  • 9/2 - Sound! Euphonium The Movie: May the Melody Reach You!
  • 9/3 - Free! Take Your Marks
  • 9/4 - Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions the Movie: Take on Me
  • 9/5 - Liz and the Blue Bird

 

A Silent Voice

 

MOVIX Kyoto -

 

  • 8/23 - K-ON! The Movie
  • 8/30 - Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions the Movie: Rikka Takanashi Version
  • 9/6 - Tamako Love Story
  • 9/13 - Beyond the Boundary the Movie: I'll Be Here - The Past
  • 9/20 - Beyond the Boundary the Movie: I'll Be Here - The Future
  • 9/27 - High Speed! Free! Starting Days
  • 10/4 - Sound! Euphonium the Movie: Welcome to the Kitauji High School Concert Band
  • 10/11 - A Silent Voice
  • 10/18 - Free! Timeless Medley - the Bond
  • 10/25 - Free! Timeless Medley - the Promise
  • 11/1 - Sound! Euphonium The Movie: May the Melody Reach You!
  • 11/8 - Free! Take Your Marks
  • 11/15 - Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions the Movie: Take on Me
  • 11/22 - Liz and the Blue Bird
  • 11/29 - Sound! Euphonium The Movie - Our Promise: A Brand New Day
  • 12/6 - Free! Road to the World - the Dream
  • 12/13 - The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
  • 12/20 - Tenjoubito to Akutobito Saigo no Tatakai (Munto original film)

 

The films will only be shown once a day and the times of the screenings will be announced on the Shochiku website when the weekly showtimes are announced, usually a Tuesday night. More screenings may be announced as they are decided.


Source: SMT Theater Website

 

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Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs the YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza and posts photo of his travels on Instagram

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