Funimation Films Promo Materials
Funimation Films has provided promotional images for the live-action films announced during their Industry Panel at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con International.
Funimation has the exclusive North American rights to theatrical, home entertainment, video on demand and broadcast distribution for the RUROUNI KENSHIN (るろうに剣心) live action, samurai film trilogy. All three films will be shown in Japanese language with subtitles in U.S. theaters — RUROUNI KENSHIN: ORIGINS was released on August 8 – 10, RUROUNI KENSHIN: KYOTO INFERNO (るろうに剣心 京都大火編, Rurouni Kenshin Kyoto Taika Hen, 2014) is scheduled for September 12 – 14 and RUROUNI KENSHIN: THE LEGEND ENDS (るろうに剣心 伝説の最期編, Rurouni Kenshin Densetsu no Saigo Hen, 2014) for October 3 – 5. Home video details TBA.
Following the U.S. theatrical run of the live-action ATTACK ON TITAN (進撃の巨人, Shingeki no Kyojin, 2015), Funimation will bring the films to home video. The Blu-ray, DVD and Digital release of PART 1 is scheduled for October 6. The street date for PART 2 is TBA.
Funimation has licensed theatrical, home entertainment, video on demand and broadcast rights for SHIN GODZILLA (シン・ゴジラ, Shin Gojira, 2016). The license covers all of the Americas (North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean). Funimation is currently planning to release the film in theaters in late 2016.
About Funimation Films
Funimation Films, the theatrical division of Funimation Entertainment, acquires both anime and live action movies from prominent international filmmakers that appeal to the interests and passion of all types of fans and distributes them throughout North America. The division was launched in December 2014 following the box office success of DRAGON BALL Z: BATTLE OF GODS that same year. Funimation Films released DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION ‘F’ a year later and which became #9 highest-grossing anime movie in North America. Funimation Entertainment is a subsidiary of Group 1200 Media, a fully integrated, next-generation, independent entertainment studio based in Dallas. For more information on Funimation Films, visit funimationfilms.com.
About Toho Co., Ltd.
Founded in 1932 and headquartered in Tokyo, Toho Company, Ltd. is one of the leading entertainment conglomerates in Japan. Toho is best known worldwide as the producer of twenty-nine Godzilla motion pictures, based upon a character the company unleashed on the world back in 1954, and masterpiece films directed by Akira Kurosawa. Toho has been the number one distributor of motion pictures in Japan for twelve consecutive years since 2003. The company is also, throughout Japan, the leading producer of theatrical works and one of the largest owners of office buildings and theaters.
For more information on SHIN GODZILLA/GODZILLA RESURGENCE, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:
- GODZILLA RESURGENCE: Exclusive High-Res Photos from Toho
- GODZILLA RESURGENCE: More Exclusive High-Res Photos from Toho
- Exclusive! Funimation Licenses GODZILLA RESURGENCE
- SHIN GODZILLA Press Release from Funimation Films
- Toho’s SHIN GODZILLA International Sales Materials
- SHIN GODZILLA: Exclusive High-Res Photos from Golden Village Pictures