In what should be exciting news for anime fans, Crunchyroll has partnered with Fathom Events to bring more feature films to the big screen! We’ve been lucky to get some of the larger anime releases to have limited runs over the years, and now that number is going to be increasing. The idea is that we’re going to be getting a year-long set of Crunchyroll Movie Night events that will have over 500 theaters involved across the United States!
It isn’t clear how many of these we’ll be getting quite yet, but the bare bones minimum is four in 2019 with the numbers likely going up if there are enough people attending these events.
Things will kick off on January 5th, 2019 where an exclusive first-look screening of ‘Mob Pyscho 100’s second season premiere is being released two days before the official Japanese broadcast. If you subscribe to Crunchyroll, you can pick up tickets today with the general public able to pick them up directly through Fathom Events this Friday.
According to Brady McCollum who is the head of business operations at Crunchyroll:
“At Crunchyroll, we are always exploring opportunities to connect our fans through the content they love. Our community is going to have a blast enjoying the theatrical premiere of ‘Mob Psycho 100 II,’ and we’re delighted to bring this experience to cinemas across the country with Fathom Events.”
Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt also added that:
“There are so many great animation titles that deserve a chance to shine on the big screen. We’re looking forward to working with Crunchyroll to put more of their films in front of cinema audiences, and give the fanbase an opportunity to experience it together.”
This isn’t the first time the two companies have collaborated, but it does mark their first official ongoing agreement. They last worked together on ‘Yuri!!! on ICE’ which was released in October. With animation screenings having jumped from 17 to 27 for Fathom Events in 2018 and the 2017 showings having been responsible for 20 percent of the company’s total revenue, it only makes sense that they would want to expand their offerings.
This is exciting news for anime fans and hopefully we’ll see an influx of more films in the coming year.
Are you excited for Fathom Events partnering with Crunchyroll? Do you feel that we’re going to get some great experiences out of this deal? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: Deadline Hollywood