Keiichi Hara's The Wonderland Anime Film Gets North American Theatrical Dates

US and Canadian screenings kick off on January 31

The Wonderland


The new movie from Miss Hokusai and Colorful director Keiichi Hara—The Wonderland, known in Japan as Birthday Wonderland—is officially coming to theaters in North America. ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio announced plans for screenings to kick off in the US and Canada on January 31, and you can see some of the work of anime studio Signal.MD (Recovery of an MMO Junkie, Napping Princess) in the trailer below.



Based on Sachiko Kashiwaba's "The Mysterious Journey from the Basement" story, The Wonderland features character and visual designs by Ilya Kuvnishov. 



On the day before her birthday, young Akane meets the mysterious alchemist Hippocrates who brings her through a basement and into a fantastical world full of magic and color. He reveals that this world is in danger, and as the "Green Goddess" it is her destiny and responsibility to save this world. The only problem? Akane just wants to go home.


You'll be able to check for theaters and grab tickets via the official website soon. 




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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