Fall anime preview: All the anime movies coming to theaters

There’s a lot to expertise and revel in in the world of anime when it comes to theatrical releases for American audiences. With extremely anticipated new releases like One Piece Film Red and the first authentic function movie from fan-favorite director Atsuko Ishizuka, the upcoming U.S. theatrical premiere of Hideaki Anno’s Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.01 Thrice Upon a Time, and the rerelease of anime classics like Howl’s Moving Castle and A Silent Voice, it’s a implausible time to be an anime fan.

Here’s our record of the greatest anime releases in film theaters this fall, together with some titles in restricted launch you don’t need to miss out on.

Goodbye, Don Glees

Image: Madhouse/GKIDS

Director Atsuko Ishizuka follows up her beloved 2018 anime collection A Place Further Than the Universe along with her first authentic theatrical anime, Goodbye, Don Glees. The movie facilities on the story of Roma, Toto, and Drop, three teen misfits who’re accused of beginning a close-by forest fireplace. With no different choices, they enterprise out into the forest seeking proof of their innocence. What they discover, nonetheless, is a fact deeper than any considered one of them is keen to converse or admit. A story of adolescence, journey, and rising up impressed by 1986’s Stand by Me, Goodbye, Don Glees has all the makings of a rare anime.

Goodbye, Don Glees is in choose theaters on Sept. 14 and 20 (subbed) and Sept. 18 (dubbed).

Howl’s Moving Castle

The castle in Howl’s Moving Castle

Image: Studio Ghibli/GKIDS

Adapted from Diana Wynne Jones’ 1986 novel of the identical identify, Hayao Miyazaki’s 2004 anime movie Howl’s Moving Castle tells the story of a younger girl named Sophie who’s changed into an aged girl by a witch’s curse. After crossing paths with Howl, a flamboyant and mysterious wizard, Sophie comes to stay with him in his large shifting home powered by a fiery spirit named Calcifer so as to devise a means to raise the witch’s curse.

Howl’s Moving Castle is in choose theaters on Sept. 26 (subbed) and Sept. 25 and 28 (dubbed).

Mobile Suit Gundam Cucuruz Doan’s Island

The RX-78-2 Gundam wielding two beam sabers in Mobile Suit Gundam Cucuruz Doan’s Island.

Image: Sunrise/Sotsu, Crunchyroll

A feature-length adaptation of the fifteenth episode of the authentic Mobile Suit Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam Cucuruz Doan’s Island follows Amuro Ray, pilot of the experimental RX-78-02 Gundam, and his comrades after they’re stranded on a distant island. Upon discovering a bunch of kids in the so-called Island of No Return and coming below fireplace from a mysterious enemy mecha, Amuro and co. seek for a means off the island, which inevitably leads them to cross paths with a wierd man often known as Cucuruz Doan.

Mobile Suit Gundam Cucuruz Doan’s Island is in choose theaters on Sept. 27 (subbed) and Sept. 28 (dubbed).

A Silent Voice

Shoko Nishimiya and Shoya Ishida in A Silent Voice

Image: Kyoto Animation/Eleven Arts

Naoko Yamada’s 2016 anime movie A Silent Voice facilities on Shoya Ishida, a highschool social outcast and former bully who’s offered with the alternative to reconnect and befriend Shoko Nishimiya, the deaf lady he as soon as terrorized. Cited by many as considered one of the finest anime dramas of the 2010s, A Silent Voice is a wonderful coming-of-age story about bullying, psychological well being, incapacity, and forgiveness that entreats these themes with degree of maturity, nuance, and care in any other case unseen in most different anime.

A Silent Voice is in choose theaters on Oct. 12.

Spirited Away

a young girl and a water dragon gasp at something off-screen in Spirited Away

Image: Studio Ghibli/GKIDS

Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award-winning movie Spirited Away is usually lauded as not solely the finest film of Miyazaki’s whole profession, however considered one of the finest anime movies of all time. As accessible as it’s elusive, whimsical as it’s terrifying, and harrowing as it’s inspiring, Spirited Away tells the story of a 10-year-old lady named Chihiro who’s whisked away to a world for spirits and compelled to work in the bathhouse of a malevolent witch when her mother and father are inadvertently remodeled into pigs. There she crosses paths with Haku, a mysterious spirit with a deep connection to her previous, who endeavors to assist her break the curse on her mother and father and escape again to the mortal realm.

Spirited Away is in choose theaters on Nov. 1 (subbed) and Oct. 30 and Nov. 2 (dubbed).

One Piece Film Red

A muscular man with red hair and a cape points at the camera

Image: Toei Animation/Crunchyroll

Executive produced by One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda, directed by Goro Taniguchi (One Piece Defeat Him! The Pirate Ganzack!) and written by Tsutomu Kuroiwa (One Piece Film Gold), One Piece Film Red follows Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates as they be part of 1000’s of others to witness Uta — the most beloved (and mysterious) singer in the world — give an otherworldly efficiency. Things take a flip, nonetheless, when the Navy intervenes and Luffy discovers that Uta is actually the daughter of Shanks, his childhood mentor and pirate position mannequin.

One Piece Film Red is in choose theaters on Nov. 4.

Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.01 Thrice Upon a Time

A distorted, eyepatch-wearing Asuka screams in Evangelion 1.0+3.0: Thrice Upon a Time

Image: Studio Khara/GKIDS

The extremely anticipated fourth and closing installment of the theatrical “Rebuild” incarnations of the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise, Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.01 Thrice Upon a Time follows Shinji, Asuka, Rei, and the crew of the anti-Nerv flagship Wunder as they regroup after their defeat at the finish of Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo and rally as soon as once more to stop Shinji’s father, Gendo, from instigating the Third Impact. An precise date has not been introduced, however a theatrical run is predicted later this yr.

Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.01 Thrice Upon a Time will probably be in theaters in late 2022.

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