EJ Anime Theater Partners with Ikebukuro’s Grand Cinema to Bring More Anime to Cinemas

Collaboration EXPLODES with “KonoSuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World! Legend of Crimson” on August 30

Re:Zero Frozen Bonds screenshot

 

Kadokawa’s EJ Anime Theater in Shinjuku has teamed up with the brand new Grand Cinema Sunshine in Ikebukuro to bring more anime films to the popular entertainment district in Tokyo’s north-west. The new cinema, which opened on July 19 and is the new home for Sunshine Cinema Ikebukuro, which closed its doors after 34 years in July, is touted to be one of the most cutting edge cinemas in Japan, with laser IMAX, 4dx and Dolby Atmos screens.

 

Konosuba: Legend of Crimson key visual

 

Grand Cinema Sunshine will screen Kadokawa related films under the name of “EJ Animation Theater Ikebukuro” starting with KONOSUBA: Legend of Crimson film on August 30. The theatre will also be selling specialty anime goods that would only usually be found at the EJ Anime Theater in Shinjuku.

 

 

The rest of the announced line up includes:

  • Strike Witches: 501st Joint Fighter Wing Take Off! (Releasing on October 4)
  • Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Frozen Bonds (Releasing on November 8)
  • Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul (Releasing on January 17)

 

Grand Cinema Sunshine is located in the Sunshine City area of central Ikebukuro, near the Ikebukuro Animate and the infamous Otome Road, a famous street for anime goods aimed at women. The old Cinema Sunshine also used to show anime films and OVAs, such as Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Memory Snow and the new Code Geass films.

 

Source: AnimeAnime

 

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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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