Funimation lines up screenings for 2022 along with January screenings for Sing a Bit of Harmony
Funimation has some big plans for theaters in the coming year, including the English theatrical debut of EUREKA: EUREKA SEVEN HI-EVOLUTION, the third and final installment of the film trilogy. That one is set to make its way to theaters in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand sometime in 2022.
The film is directed by Tomoki Kyoda. Here's how Funimation describes it:
EUREKA: EUREKA SEVEN HI-EVOLUTION is set after the events of the previous film. Eureka has lived alone in atonement for ten years, hated by the world and blamed for the chaos that destroyed everything. In a fateful encounter, she receives an order to protect Iris, a new "Eureka,” who has the ability to produce Scab Corals. It’s a fateful meeting between the former Eureka, who has lost her powers, and Iris, who fears her powers. When Eureka is asked to put her life on the line as a new crisis arises, will Eureka have the strength to protect Iris and the world? What future awaits her at the end of her journey?
EUREKA: EUREKA SEVEN HI-EVOLUTION is Eureka's final journey that she and Iris walk together. Waiting for Eureka at the end of her journey is "a girl's end" and "a girl's beginning" where the future carved out by HI-EVOLUTION awaits.
Here's the most recent Japanese trailer for the film, which opens over there on November 26:
Funimation also updated its plans for Sing a Bit of Harmony, which is coming to theaters in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand in January 2022.
Sing a Bit of Harmony tells the story of the beautiful and mysterious Shion (Tao Tsuchiya) who transfers to Keibu High School where she quickly becomes popular for her open-hearted personality and exceptional athletic talent... but she turns out to be an AI (artificial intelligence) in the testing phase! Shion's goal is to bring chronic loner Satomi (Haruka Fukuhara) “happiness.” But her strategy is something no human would expect: she serenades Satomi in the middle of the classroom. After finding out that Shion is an AI, Satomi and her childhood friend, engineering geek Toma (Asuka Kudo), steadily warm up to the new student. Along with the popular and attractive Gotchan (Kazuyuki Okitsu), the strong-willed Aya (Mikako Komatsu), and judo club member "Thunder" (Satoshi Hino), they become more and more moved by Shion's singing voice and earnestness even as her antics bewilder them. But what Shion does for Satomi's sake ends up involving them all in some serious pandemonium… Get ready for the heartwarming story of a not quite market-ready AI and her classmates!
Sing a Bit of Harmony is written and directed by Yasuhiro Yoshiura, who took home the “Excellence Award” at the Japan Media Arts Film Festival’s animation division for his work on Patema Inverted: Beginning of the Day, and the “Best Anime Award” at the Tokyo International Anime Fair’s OVA division for Time of Eve.