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Three new anime films to screen in Australian cinemas in 2015

Jonathan Lian

Wed May 06 2015


THE new live-action Attack On Titanmovie,Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ and Mamoru Hosoda’s The Boy and the Beast will be coming soon to select Aussie cinemas this year! Jonathan Lian has more.


Gear up anime fans! Local Australian distributor Madman Entertainment has announced that it will be bringing three blockbuster anime titles down under: Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, The Boy and the Beast and Attack on Titan!

The films will arrive in Australian cinemas shortly after their theatrical runs in Japanese cinemas, and will screen for a very limited time complete with its original Japanese language dub with English subtitles.

Currently, there is no confirmed date or time announced for these screenings, but Madman say it will be releasing further information about these screenings throughout the year.

For now, we offer you a rundown on why these films are being anticipated by anime fans in Australia and shed light on what these exciting new films will explore.

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ 

One of Dragon Ball Z’s most famous villains, Frieza, returns to battle once again in a terrifying new form in the latest movie installment of the Dragon Ball Z series. Join beloved heroes Goku, Vegeta and the rest of the gang as they fight against an old foe who, after his defeat at the hands of Goku, returns with new, frightening powers.

Taking place after the events of, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (which also enjoyed a limited theatrical screening thanks to Madman), original series creator Akira Toriyama was said to have been heavily involved in this project, claiming that painstaking detail has been put into the writing and art of the film.

Resurrection ‘F’ was released last month in Japan, quickly becoming a box office hit in the country.

Madman has confirmed that the film will be releasing in Australian cinemas sometime during Winter and will feature both the Japanese language with English subtitles as well as the full English dub (featuring the same voices from Battle of Gods) that many fans will already be familiar with.

Currently, the dates and locations of the Madman screening has not yet been confirmed and will be announced soon, so stay tuned for more updates!

Attack On Titan

Immerse yourself with the cruel yet beautiful world of Attack on Titan in the upcoming live action adaptation of the popular manga series.

Witness the epic battles of young teenager Eren Jaeger and the Survey Corps also as they take on the monstrous titans to save the last of humanity from extinction.

Under close supervision of Attack on Titan creator Hajime Isayama, some settings in the movie had to be changed which slightly deviates the live action film from the manga series.

Attack on Titan will be split into two parts, with the first part set to open in August this year in Japan followed by the second half in September.

It’s not known if Madman will also be screening the second half of the film in Australia yet also but we do know that the film will be screening with English subtitles.

The Boy and the Beast

Expect emotion and stunning visuals as director  Mamoro Hosoda brings his latest animated epic, The Boy and the Beast into cinemas this year.

From the man who breathed life into outstanding animated titles such as The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Wolf Children and Summer Wars, comes a film about adventure, monsters and mayhem beyond the concrete jungle of Tokyo.

Director Hosoda’s new tale is set in modern day Tokyo where a young boy finds himself lost in the hustle and bustle of the Shibuya district. He is soon found by a huge beast, who takes him in and shows him a different world where all monsters co-exist and do battle beneath the modern streets of Tokyo.

The Boy and the Beast is schedled to be released in Japanese cinemas early July. No word as of yet as to a specific date for the film’s Australian screening.