Crunchyroll Partners With Fathom Events to Bring ‘YURI!!! ON ICE Series Marathon’ to U.S. Cinemas on Oct. 13
Japanese Sports Anime Series Binge Session Plus Special Greeting from Series Producer
Source: Fathom Events press release
Special Thanks to Katherine Schwappach and Erik Stein
This fall, anime fans are set to discover that nothing is better than big screen binge-watching the most critically-acclaimed sports anime ever released. Crunchyroll and Fathom Events will bring episodes one through twelve of the ground-breaking animated show YURI!!! ON ICE (ユーリ!!! on ICE, 2016) to select U.S. cinemas in a one day marathon with “YURI!!! ON ICE Series Marathon.” In addition to viewing the 12 episodes with friends and fellow fans, attendees will view a video message from the series’ producer along with a “hello” from Makkachin, Victor Nikiforov’s pet poodle.
Tickets for “YURI!!! ON ICE Series Marathon” are available at FathomEvents.com and participating box offices.
“YURI!!! ON ICE” comes to a limited footprint of more than 95 U.S. cinemas on Saturday, October 13 at noon local time (subbed). A complete list of theater locations is available on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
“YURI!!! ON ICE” follows a Japanese figure skater, the titular Yuri Katsuki, his coach, Russian figure-skating champion Victor Nikiforov, and emerging Russian skater Yuri Plisetsky during the Figure Skating Grand Prix. In addition to winning numerous awards and fan polls, the lauded series also attracted praise from professional figure skaters, with some olympians skating to music from the show at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
The series was produced by MAPPA, directed by Sayo Yamamoto, and written by Mitsurō Kubo. Figure skating choreographer, coach, and former competitive ice dancer Kenji Miyamoto choreographed the realistic skating sequences by performing the routines himself.
“Japanese animated features continue to be immensely popular in the U.S.,” Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said. “This ‘binge watching’ session of the YURI!!! series is sure to be another favorite. We’re proud to partner with Crunchyroll to bring it to American movie theaters.”
Crunchyroll’s Head of Events and Manga, Dallas Middaugh says, “Working with Fathom Events to bring YURI!!! ON ICE to theaters is a great opportunity to bring current fans and new fans together to enjoy this continuously popular series. Our partnership with Fathom Events allows us to continue to service our fans on the big screen!”
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with theater locations in all top 100 DMAs® (Designated Market Areas) and ranks as one of the largest overall theater content distributors. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), Fathom Events offers a variety of unique entertainment events in movie theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top Broadway stage productions, major sporting events, epic concerts, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events and popular anime franchises. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live Digital Broadcast Network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 941 locations and 1,496 screens in 181 DMAs. The company also provides corporations a compelling national footprint for hosting employee meetings, customer rewards events and new product launches. For more information, visit www.FathomEvents.com.
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