UPDATE 12 June 2017: Anime Limited and National Amusements have confirmed that Your Name will return to cinemas from 23 August 2017. The IMAX screenings will use Japanese audio with English subtitles, while regular cinema screenings will be available with both Japanese and English-language audio options.
ORIGINAL STORY 26 May 2017: Makoto Shinkai’s anime sensation Your Name will return to cinemas in August 2017, it was revealed by All the Anime today at MCM London Comic Con. Jeremy Graves took to the Silver Stage at London ExCeL to reveal the company’s line-up for the coming year and it seems anime fans have a lot to look forward to.
The first (and arguably main) release to be announced was the return of Your Name in cinemas on 23 August 2017. Shinkai’s body-swap comedy became a worldwide sensation following its release in Japan in the summer of 2016, with All the Anime’s November theatrical release also being a huge success.
Even better, Your Name will also be shown in IMAX as part of that August re-release, while the home video release will follow in October 2017.
With the rise in popularity for anime on the big screen it comes as no surprise that the distribution company plans to bring several films, both new and old, to cinemas over the next few months. Project Itoh’s third film, Genocidal Organ, will also be brought to UK cinemas in July this year, while Napping Princess will be released in August. Graves also revealed that All the Anime will be bringing two of Masaaki Yuasa’s films (Lu Over the Wall and The Night is Short, Walk on Girl) to cinemas later this year.
Graves also discussed the company’s digital releases, confirming that A Silent Voice has just come out on digital platforms such as iTunes and Google Play, and that this will be followed up by the release of Miss Hokusai on 26 June.
The final announcement of the day was about the 20th anniversary of Satoshi Kon’s Perfect Blue. The psychological thriller, which follows a retired idol’s descent into madness as she pursues an acting career, will have a special Halloween screening.
More information about all the releases will be provided on All the Anime’s website in the next few weeks, so keep an eye out!