2018 Anime/Japanese Films Coming to U.S. Theaters

Here is a list of upcoming anime movies and Japanese films showing in the United States in 2018!

Hey there! As a head’s up, this article is for 2018. If you’d like to see this year, check out our 2019 Anime/Japanese Films article! If not, carry on!

A lot of Japanese films are coming to theaters this year, so instead of having to hunt them down, we made a list for you! Here are the Anime/Japanese films coming to the United States in 2018!

[Last Updated: November 20, 2018]

Pokémon The Movie: The Power Of Us

Dates in Theater: November 24th (Dubbed), November 26th (Dubbed), November 28th (Dubbed), & December 1st (Dubbed)

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Synopsis: Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us follows Ash and Pikachu as they join forces with a diverse new cast of characters to rescue a seaside town from a series of threatening incidents. Filled with unique challenges and thrilling Pokémon battles, and set during a festival celebrating the Legendary Pokémon Lugia, this heartwarming film illustrates the value of teamwork and putting aside each other’s differences.


Mirai Movie Poster

Dates in Theater: Nov. 29, Dec. 5 & 8

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Synopsis: One day, Kun’s mother brings home a new family member. For the four-year-old boy, joy quickly turns to disappointment when the little sister replaces her brother as the center of attention.  The boy can’t bring himself to accept her as his sister.  But things turn magical when, with a mysterious garden as his gateway, the boy encounters his mother as a little girl and his great-grandfather as a young man, and has a series of surprising adventures with his older sister from the future. These experiences change how he sees the world and help him grow into the big brother he was meant to be. The latest film from acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda, creator of Summer WarsWolf Children and The Boy and the Beast, continues his unique blend of humanist and fantasy themes that have made him one of the most exciting filmmakers working today. – GKids

Never-ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki

Never-ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki

Dates in Theater: December 13th & December 18th

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Synopsis: In 2013, film director and animator Hayao Miyazaki suddenly announced his retirement at the age of 72. But he couldn’t shake his burning desire to create. After an encounter with young CGI animators, Miyazaki embarked on a new endeavor, his first project ever to utilize CGI. But the artist, who had been adamant about hand-drawn animation, confronted many challenges. The film even faces the danger of being canceled. Can an old master who thinks he’s past his prime shine once again? This program goes behind the scenes over two years as Miyazaki overcomes struggles to create his short film using CGI.

Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern 2

Dates in Theater: Winter 2018


Synopsis: During the Taisho era of 1918, 17-year-old Benio Hanamura thrives on bucking tradition. As a boisterous and quarrelsome tomboy, Miss Hanamura leads a life of kendo and tree-climbing adventure with her best friends Tamaki and Ranmaru. Benio determines to find love on her own, though her family has other plans. Benio will encounter tests of love, independence, and friendship during wartime. – Eleven Arts

Dragon Ball Super: Broly

Dates in Theater: January 2019

Synopsis: Goku and Vegeta encounter Broly, a Saiyan warrior, unlike any fighter they’ve faced before.


Finished Screenings

Mary and The Witch’s Flower

Mary and The Witch's Flower

Dates in Theater: February 24th (dubbed) and February 26th (subtitled)

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Synopsis: Mary is an ordinary young girl stuck in the country with her Great-Aunt Charlotte and seemingly no adventures or friends in sight. She follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest, where she discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blossoms only once every seven years and only in that forest. Together the flower and the broomstick whisk Mary above the clouds, and far away to Endor College – a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. But there are terrible things happening at the school, and when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try to set things right. – GKIDS

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: The Musical – Le Mouvement Final

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: The Musical – Le Mouvement Final

Date in Theater: March 10th (Subtitled)

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Synopsis: In Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: The Musical-Le Mouvement Final-, Usagi Tsukino says farewell to Mamoru Chiba as he is set to leave for school in America. As Usagi says goodbye, she faints, and a super idol group called the Three Lights appear to catch her fall. Meanwhile, new enemies – the “Shadow Galactica,” are calling themselves Sailor Guardians and are aiming to steal Sailor Crystals! A mysterious young girl named Chibi-Chibi and a new group of Sailor Guardians, called the Sailor Starlights, also appear, but are they friend or foe? Can Sailor Moon and the Sailor Guardians stop the Shadow Galactica before it’s too late? Otherwise, in the name of the moon, ‘I’ll punish you!’ – Cine Life Entertainment

FREE! – Take Your Marks –

FREE! - take your marks -

Date in Theater: March 14th

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Synopsis: Splash into the fun-filled sequel to Free! -Eternal Summer-where your favorite swimming boys are back and warming up for their future. Haru and Makoto are prepping to move to Tokyo, which means finding a new place to live! While they’re off searching, Nagisa, Rei, and Gou are left to come up with something big to enlist new Iwatobi club members. But can they fill the pool, or is the club’s future sinking fast? Meanwhile, the boys of Samezuka are having their own time getting ready for the future! While Rin prepares for his move to Australia and Sosuke moves out of the dorm, Nitori and Momo want to do something big to thank their senpais. A visit to the hot springs should do the trick, right? But a misunderstanding about Gou could leave Rin unsettled, and only a challenge in the water will set his mind at ease! – Funimation Films

Initial D Movie Trilogy (Awakening/Racer/Dream)

Initial D Movie Trilogy (Awakening/Racer/Dream)

Dates in Theater: Varies Dates in February & March (See Movie website for details)

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Legend 1: Awakening

The wheels are set in motion as Koichiro Iketani of the Akina Speedstars witnesses a mysterious driver outmaneuver and beat rival Keisuke Takahashi of Akagi RedSuns. The impromptu race, he later discovers, was won by none other than his very own co-worker at the gas station, Takumi Fujiwara, the son of a legendary racer. In the high- paced world of street racing, Takumi shakes it up with an extraordinary racing style as the Speedstars and the RedSuns go head to head on Mount Akina. – Azoland Pictures

Legend 2: Racer

The leader of rival group Myogi NightKids, Takeshi Nakazato, wants to challenge the now infamous Takumi Fujiwara in a race down Akina. As Takumi questions his identity as a racer, he finds that there’s more to lose than just a simple race. When another member of the NightKids causes Takumi’s friend to cash his car, Takumi takes on the treacherous twists and turns down Mount Akina in his most challenging race yet. – Azoland Pictures

Legend 3: Dream

Takumi Fujiwara has garnered the attention of the legendary street racer Ryosuke Takahashi, leader of the Akagi RedSuns. As he prepares for the biggest race of his life, Takumi finds himself trying to juggle his passion for racing with his personal life. With his girlfriend, Natsuki wondering about their relationship, and his friends conflicting agendas, can Takumi find the answers behind the wheel? – Azoland Pictures

YU-GI-OH! The Movie

YU-GI-OH! The Movie

Dates in Theater: March 11th & 12th (both Dubbed)

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Synopsis: Heroic Yugi squares off against archrival Kaiba in an adventure even more dangerous when the imaginary monsters in their playing cards become ferociously real… and when an old evil enters the fray.  Who will win this ultimate smackdown? Whether you’re a novice Duelist or a professional,  you’ll want to watch and find out! – Fathom Events

Mind Game

Dates in Theater: Varies Dates in February & March (See Movie website for details)

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Synopsis: Buckle in and prepare to surrender yourself to an exhilarating and wildly entertaining ride. Cult classic Mind Game is an explosion of unconstrained expression – gloriously colorful mages ricochet in rapid fire associations, like Masaaki Yuasa’s brain splattered onto the screen in all its goopy glory. Audiences will begin to grasp what they are in for early on as loser Nishi, too wimpy to try to save his childhood sweetheart from gangsters, is shot in  the butt by a soccer-playing psychopath, projecting Nishi into the afterlife. In this limbo, God – shown as a series of rapidly changing characters – tells him to walk toward the light. But Nishi runs like hell in the other direction and returns to Earth a changed man, driven to live each moment to the fullest. This film is recommended for adult audiences, ages 17+. – Mind Game Website

Ponyo (Studio Ghibli Fest 2018)

Dates in Theater: March 25th (Dubbed), March 26th (Subtitled), March 28th (Dubbed)

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Synopsis: In a small town by the sea lives five-year-old Sosuke, high on a cliff overlooking the Inland Sea. One morning while playing on the rocky beach below his house, he discovers a goldfish he names Ponyo, her head stuck in a jam jar. Sosuke rescues Ponyo and keeps her in a green plastic bucket. Both Ponyo and Sosuke are fascinated by each other and promise to stay firm friends until Ponyo’s father, a sorcerer who lives deep under the sea, forces her to return with him to the ocean depths. What follows is an amazing underwater adventure for all ages… – Madman

A Silent Voice

A Silent Voice Movie Poster

Dates in Theater: April 6th – 12th (dubbed)

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Synopsis: The story begins with a deaf elementary school girl named Shoko Nishimiya, who transfers to a new school and meets a boy named Shoya Ishida. Shoya, who is not deaf, leads the school in bullying Shoko over her disability. The bullying escalates, and so Shoko transfers to another school. Immediately, the class and even Shoya’s closest friends, bully him for having bullied Shoko. Shoya loses contact with Shoko, and for years he suffers the consequences of his guilt. Upon entering high school, Shoya finally decides he must find Shoko, determined to make amends for what he did in elementary school and to become Shoko’s friend. Along the way, he meets new and old faces and struggles with many complicated relationships and feelings. – Eleven Arts

The Cat Returns (Studio Ghibli Fest 2018)

Dates in Theater: April 22nd (Dubbed), April 23rd (Subtitled), April 25th (Dubbed)

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Synopsis: Haru, a schoolgirl bored by her ordinary routine, saves the life of an unusual cat, and suddenly her world is transformed beyond anything she’s ever imagined. Her good deed is rewarded with a flurry of presents, including gift-wrapped mice, and one very shocking proposal of marriage – to the Cat’s King’s son! Haru embarks on an unexpected journey to the Kingdom of Cats where her eyes are opened to a whole other world and her destiny is uncertain. To change her fate she’ll need to learn to believe in herself, and in the process, she will learn to appreciate her everyday life. – Madman

Lu Over The Wall

Lu Over The Wall Poster

Dates in Theater: May 11th (Dubbed)

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Synopsis: From visionary anime auteur, Masaaki Yuasa comes a joyously hallucinogenic but family-friendly take on the classic fairy tale about a little mermaid who comes ashore to join a middle-school rock band and propel them to fame. Kai is talented but adrift, spending his days sulking in a small fishing village after his family moves from Tokyo. His only joy is uploading songs he writes to the internet. When his classmates invite him to play keyboard in their band, their practice sessions bring an unexpected guest: Lu, a young mermaid whose fins turn to feet when she hears the beats, and whose singing causes humans to compulsively dance – whether they want to or not.

As Kai spends more time with Lu, he finds he is able to tell her what he is really thinking, and a bond begins to form. But since ancient times, the people in the village have believed that mermaids bring disaster and soon there is trouble between Lu and the townspeople, putting the town in grave danger.  Winner of the Grand Prize at the prestigious Annecy Animation Festival and an official selection of Sundance 2018, Lu Over the Wall is a toe-tapping, feel-good demonstration of Yuasa’s genre-mixing mastery that will leave you humming long after you leave the theater.

Bungo Stray Dogs – Dead Apple –

Bungo Stray Dogs - Dead Apple -

Dates in Theater: May 2nd, May 5th, May 6th (Subbed)

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Synopsis: Six years after the bloodbath known as the Dragon’s Head Rush conflict, an evil mist drives supernaturally-powered humans to despair in droves. Japan enlists the Armed Detective Agency to capture the mysterious menace thought responsible for the suicide epidemic: Shibusawa Tatsuhiko. Can the ADA pull Yokohama from its deadly nightmare before it’s too late? – Crunchyroll

Digimon Adventures tri: Coexistence

Digimon Adventures tri: Coexistence

Date in Theater: May 10th (Dubbed)

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Synopsis: The arrival of rampaging Meicoomon starts the countdown to the real world’s collapse. A series of abnormal phenomena occur all over the place. The Digimon who appear through the distortions were waiting for this time to come… – Fathom Events


Fate/stay night THE MOVIE

Fate/stay night THE MOVIE Poster

Dates in Theater: June 5th (Dubbed), June 7th (Dubbed)

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Synopsis: Based on the wildly popular Fate franchise that gave anime fans Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works], Fate/Zero, and the hit mobile game Fate/Grand Order, the first film in this movie trilogy explodes with epic action and heart-wrenching drama, tied together by original author Kinoko Nasu’s unique storytelling and otherworldly cast of characters. For the first time ever, movie-goers will experience the film’s English dub along with the despair, romance, and terrifying secrets of the Holy Grail War with protagonist Shirou Emiya in the first chapter of this high-stakes trilogy. -Fathom Events

Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern

Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern

Dates in Theater: June 8th – June 13th [UPDATED May 22nd: More Location Added]

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Synopsis: During the Taisho era of 1918, 17-year-old Benio Hanamura thrives on bucking tradition. As a boisterous and quarrelsome tomboy, Miss Hanamura leads a life of kendo and tree-climbing adventure with her best friends Tamaki and Ranmaru. Benio determines to find love on her own, though her family has other plans. Benio will encounter tests of love, independence, and friendship during wartime. – Eleven Arts

Pom Poko (Studio Ghibli Fest 2018)

Dates in Theater: June 17th (Dubbed), June 18th (Subtitled), June 20th (Dubbed)

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Synopsis: The tanuki (raccoon dogs) of Tama Hills find their fun-loving community under attack when their quiet woodlands are threatened by encroaching developers looking to create still more houses and shopping malls. Desperate to survive, the tanuki band together and learn the ancient art of transformation, shape-shifting into a comical variety of humans and spirits as they undertake a last-ditch plan to scare away the humans and save their home, in this deeply-affecting, funny and heartfelt look at what it means to live in the modern world. – Fathom Events

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Angelika Film Center Studio Ghibli Festival: June 20th Subbed, June 21st Dubbed (Angelika Theaters Only – Except New York Location)



Synopsis: NAUSICAA, the debut film from Oscar winner Hayao Miyazaki tells the story of a young princess, both brave and innocent, whose love for all living things and passion for understanding the processes of nature lead her into danger, sacrifice, and eventual triumph. Set in a devastated future world decimated by atmospheric poisons and swarming with gigantic insects, there is no good or evil, but rather conflicting viewpoints, weaknesses, and power struggles. Considered to be his best masterpiece, Miyazaki’s NAUSICAA is awe-inspiring and not to be missed. – Angelika Film Center



Fireworks Movie Poster

Dates in Theater: July 3rd (Subbed), July 5th (Subbed), July 7th (Dubbed)

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Synopsis: Producer Genki Kawamura follows up his mega-hit Your Name with another tale of star-crossed teenage lovers with a sci-fi fantasy twist. Two junior high school pals, the shy Norimichi and fast-talking Yusuke, are goo-goo-eyed over the same elusive classmate, Nazuna. But Nazuna, unhappy over her mother’s decision to remarry and leave their countryside town, plans to run away and has silently chosen Norimichi to accompany her. When things don’t go as planned, Norimichi discovers that a glowing multi-color ball Nazuna found in the sea has the power to reset the clock and give them a second chance to be together. But each reset adds new complications and takes them farther away from the real world – until they risk losing sight of reality altogether. Fireworks tells a simple story of adolescent longing that taps deep wells of emotion. It is a tale of vulnerability and youthful wistfulness, of missed opportunities and long-ago dreams, the urgency of young lovers, and the desire to create a separate universe, a magic place outside of time, where they can be together. – Fathom Events

Angelika Film Center Studio Ghibli Festival: July 3rd Subbed, July 5th Dubbed (Angelika Theaters Only – Except New York Location)

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Synopsis: When “Porco” – whose face has been transformed into that of a pig by a mysterious spell – infuriates a band of sky pirates with his aerial heroics, the pirates hire Curtis, a comical rival pilot, to “get rid” of him. On the ground, the two pilots compete over the affections of Gina, a beautiful cabaret singer. But it is in the air, with Fio, a young and talented airplane engineer/designer, where Porco’s true battles are waged. – Madman

Kiki’s Delivery Service

Kiki's Delivery Service Poster

Angelika Film Center Studio Ghibli Festival: July 11th Subbed, July 12th Dubbed (Angelika Theaters Only – Except New York Location)

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Synopsis: From Oscar winner, Hayao Miyazaki comes the beloved story of Kiki, a resourceful young witch that sets out on a year-long apprenticeship with her chatty black cat in tow. Landing in a seaside village, she uses her broom and her flying ability to create a delivery service, only to lose her gift of flight and the ability to talk to her cat in a moment of self-doubt. This imaginative film is a beautiful, timeless story of a young girl finding her way in the world. – Angelika Film Center

Tales From Earthsea

Tales From Earthsea

Angelika Film Center Studio Ghibli Festival: July 18th Subbed, July 19th Dubbed (Angelika Theaters Only – Except New York Location)

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Synopsis:  In the land of Earthsea, a mysterious force threatens to plunge humanity into destruction and chaos. A powerful wizard named Sparrowhawk seeks the source of his world’s imbalance, and along the way rescues a runaway prince named Arren. When Sparrowhawk’s powers begin to weaken, he and Arren must join forces with a former priestess and her daughter to defeat an evil foe whose quest for immortality will destroy Earthsea. – Fandango

Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms

Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms

Dates in Theater: July 20th – July 26th

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Synopsis: “The people of Iorph live far away from the lands of men, weaving the happenings of each day into a fabric called Hibiol. They live for centuries while maintaining their youthful appearance. Maquia, an orphaned Iorph girl, lives her life in an oasis surrounded by friends, yet somehow feels “alone”. But the tranquil lives of the Iorph are shattered in an instant when the Mezarte army invades their territory on a dragon fleet, seeking the blood that grants the Iorph long life. Maquia manages to escape, but loses her friends and her home in the chaos. She then encounters an orphaned baby who is “alone”. Maquia raises this boy “Ariel”, with the help of some new friends. But as the era changes, the bond between Maquia and Ariel changes too, amidst a backdrop of racial tensions between the Iorph and the Mezarte. This is a story of irreplaceable time, woven by two lonely people who can only find solace in each other.” – Eleven Arts

Princess Mononoke (Studio Ghibli Fest 2018)

Dates in Theater: July 22nd (Dubbed), July 23rd (Subtitled), July 25th (Dubbed)

Angelika Film Center Studio Ghibli Festival: June 13th Subbed, June 14th Dubbed (Angelika Theaters [Except New York location]) View Angelika Theater Times & Tickets

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Synopsis: Inflicted with a deadly curse, the young warrior Ashitaka heads west in search of a cure. There, he stumbles into a bitter conflict between Lady Eboshi, the proud people of Iron Town, and the enigmatic Princess Mononoke, a young girl raised by wolves, who will stop at nothing to prevent the humans from destroying her home and the forest spirits and animal gods who live there. – Fathom Events

Sailor Moon R & Sailor Moon S the Movies (Double-Feature)

Sailor Moon S Movie Poster

Dates in Theater: July 28th (Dubbed), July 30th (Subbed)

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Sailor Moon R the Movie: A flower given in friendship should be something to be treasured. When a stranger named Fiore approaches Mamoru out of the blue, he claims he’s returned to fulfill a promise made long ago but is that really all that he wants? Something sinister lurks beneath Fiore’s promise, and it’s up to Sailor Moon and the Sailor Senshi to find out what it is! – Anime Planet

Sailor Moon S the Movie: Luna’s in love?! After being rescued by Oozora Kakeru, an idealistic scientist obsessed with the idea of a beautiful princess living on the moon, Luna finally discovers what it is like to be in love. Meanwhile, the evil snow Princess Kaguya is intent on freezing everything on the planet for her collection. Can the Sailor Senshi stop her in time, or will Kakuya’s schemes turn the Earth into a frozen wasteland? – Anime Planet

The Tale of Princess Kaguya

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Angelika Film Center Studio Ghibli Festival: August 1st (Subbed) & August 2nd (Dubbed) (Angelika Theaters Only – Except New York Location)

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Synopsis: Legendary Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata revisits Japan’s most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork decades in the making. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her – but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime. A powerful and sweeping epic that redefines the limits of animated storytelling, THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA marks a triumphant highpoint within an extraordinary career in filmmaking for Takahata (GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES, POM POKO). – Angelika Theater

Sailor Moon Super S The Movie + Ami’s First Love (Double Feature)

Sailor Moon Super S Movie Poster

Dates in Theater: August 4th (Dubbed) August 6th (Subbed)

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Sailor Moon Super S the Movie: Where have all the children gone?! Children are mysteriously disappearing in the dead of night from all over the world. Even as the evil queen Badiyanu continues to gather up the children in order to harvest their dream energies for the Black Dream Hole, Usagi and the girls are busy trying to stop all the kidnappings and save the children. Can Chibiusa’s new friend Peruru help the Sailor Senshi stop Badiyanu before it’s too late? – Anime Planet

Ami’s First Love (Special): Ami has always been the top of her class, but when a rival known only as Mercurius starts to score higher than her on national exams, Ami begins to study obsessively. Adding to the stress, she receives an anonymous love letter! All this attracts a demon that begins feeding off her mind and make Ami a slave to her passion. Ami must find the strength to call forth the Sailor Senshi within and defeat the monster, as well as reveal the identity of Mercurius; but most importantly, could Ami finally have found her first love? – Anime Planet

Grave of the Fireflies (Studio Ghibli Fest 2018)

Dates in Theater: August 12th (Dubbed), August 13th (Subtitled), August 15th (Dubbed)

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Synopsis: As the Empire of the Sun crumbles upon itself and a rain of firebombs falls upon Japan, the final death march of a nation is echoed in millions of smaller tragedies. This is the story of Seita and his younger sister Setsuko, two children forced to fend for themselves in the aftermath of fires that swept entire cities from the face of the earth. Their struggle is a tribute to the human spirit. Presented in its digitally remastered and restored format, Grave of the Fireflies is one of the rare films that truly deserves to be called a masterpiece. – Fathom Event

Cowboy Bebop The Movie

Dates in Theater: Aug 15th (subbed)& Aug 16th (dubbed)

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Synopsis: An easy bounty turns into a biological war for the Bebop crew as they face a terrorist ready to unleash a deadly virus. – Funimation

Howl’s Moving Castle

Howl's Moving Castle

Angelika Film Center Studio Ghibli Festival: August 15th (Subbed) & August 16th (Dubbed) (Angelika Theaters Only – Except New York Location)

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Synopsis: Sophie, an average teenage girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. But after this chance encounter, the young girl is turned into a 90-year old woman by the vain and conniving Witch of the Waste. Embarking on an incredible adventure to lift the curse, she finds refuge in Howl’s magical moving castle. As the true power of Howl’s wizardry is revealed, and his relationship with Sophie deepens, our young grey heroine finds herself fighting to protect them both from a dangerous war of sorcery that threatens their world. HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE was the second Studio Ghibli film to be nominated for Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards. – Angelika Film Center

Night Is Short, Walk on Girl

Night is Short, Walk On Girl Movie Poster

Dates in Theater: August 21st (Subbed) and August 22nd (Subbed)

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Synopsis: Night is Short, Walk on Girl takes place over the course of one strange night as a nameless young woman, known only as “the girl with black hair,” walks the streets of Kyoto and experiences a series of surreal encounters and odd characters, drinking middle-aged salarymen under the table, exploring an all-night used bookstore with a bird goblin, helping a guerrilla theater company express their feelings… all the while unaware of the romantic longings of Senpai, a fellow student who has been creating increasingly fantastic and contrived reasons to run into her, in an effort to win her heart. The perfect “I guess it’s romantic?” comedy for the modern age, Night is Short is a celebration of the unconventional, confusing routes that love and life can take. – GKids

From Up On The Poppy Hill

From Up On The Poppy Hill

Angelika Film Center Studio Ghibli Festival: August 22nd (Subbed) & August 23rd (Dubbed) (Angelika Theaters Only – Except New York Location)

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Synopsis: From the legendary and highly celebrated Studio Ghibli (PONYO, SPIRITED AWAY) comes this uniquely inspired coming-of-age story from Goro Miyazaki and Hayao Miyazaki. Set in 1963, this lovingly hand-drawn film centers on the budding romance of Umi and Shun as they join forces to save their high school’s ramshackle clubhouse from demolition. The top-grossing Japanese film of 2011 and winner of the Japan Academy Prize for Animation, FROM UP ON POPPY HILL captures the innocence of new love and the beauty of Yokohama’s harbor and lush surroundings with its rich color palette, stunning exteriors, sun-drenched gardens, bustling cityscapes and painterly detail. – Angelika Film Center


Laughing Under the Clouds Gaiden (Pt 1 & Pt 2 Double Feature)

Laughing Under the Clouds Gaiden

Dates in Theater: August 24th – September 15th (See Local Theater for specific dates)

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Synopsis: When swords were outlawed in the Meiji era, the mighty samurais began to disappear. Those who rejected the ban rebelled, causing unrest throughout the countryside. To combat this criminal activity, an inescapable lake prison was constructed. Three young men, born of the Kumo line, were given the duty of delivering criminals to their place of confinement—but could there be more to their mission? – Funimation

Perfect Blue

Dates in Theater: September 6th (Subbed) & September 10th (Dubbed)

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Synopsis: A retired pop singer turned actress’ sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past. – All The Anime

Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan

Dates in Theater: September 15th (Dubbed) & September 17th (Dubbed)

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Trailer: Coming Soon

Synopsis: Your favorite Dragon Ball Z movie is coming to the big screen for the first time! Fathom Events and Toei Animation bring the full remastered English dub of Broly: The Legendary Super Saiyan, to movie theaters on September 15th and 17th. In addition to the feature, audiences will view bonus content and receive an exclusive trading card (while supplies last, quantities are limited)! Broly – a powerful Saiyan warrior with an unspeakable evil streak – has Goku, Vegeta, and friends squarely in his sights! Now, a race to save the universe turns into a test of survival skills for Earth’s mightiest warriors. Prepare for the most intense Saiyan battle in history: a clash for the ages rooted in the pains of the past.

Haikyu!! The Movie: Battle of Concepts

Dates in Theater: September 19th (Subbed), September 22nd (Subbed), September 23rd (Subbed)

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Trailer: Coming Soon

Synopsis: Based on the 3rd season of the popular TV anime series Haikyu!!, the compilation film focuses on the Karasuno High Boys volleyball team preparing for their final face-off to represent the prefecture in the volleyball national championship. Despite being known as “The Fallen Champions”, Karasuno High boys volleyball team is highly determined to take down the powerhouse, Shiratorizawa High boys volleyball team. As Hinata comes closer to fulfilling his promise of defeating Ushijima’s team, will the “Flightless Crows” finally find their wings and soar above the best school in the prefecture?

Digimon Adventures tri: Future

Digimon Adventures tri: Future

Dates in Theater: September 20th (Dubbed)

Find Out Where Digimon Adventures tri: Future Is Showing


Synopsis: Following the reboot, the DigiDestined must try to reconnect with their Digimon; a feat proving a bit difficult for Sora and Biyomon. And, when an attack by Machinedramon spreads the entire group out across the Digital World, the DigiDestined and Digimon may have to redevelop their friendships without the help of their teammates. – Shout Factory TV

My Hero Academia: Two Heroes

Dates in Theater: September 25th (Dubbed), September 26th (Subbed), September 27th (Dubbed), September 29th (Dubbed), October 2nd (Subtitled)

Find Out Where My Hero Academia: Two Heroes Is Showing


Synopsis: Deku and All Might receive an invitation to I-Expo, the world’s leading exhibition of Quirk abilities and hero item innovations! Amid the excitement, sponsors, and pros from all over, Deku meets Melissa, a girl who is Quirkless just like he once was. Suddenly, I-Expo’s top-of-the-line security system gets hacked by villains, and a sinister plan is set in motion. It’s a serious threat to hero society, and one man holds the key to it all—the symbol of peace, All Might.

Laughing Under the Clouds Gaiden (Part 3)

Dates in Theater: To Be Announced


Synopsis: When swords were outlawed in the Meiji era, the mighty samurais began to disappear. Those who rejected the ban rebelled, causing unrest throughout the countryside. To combat this criminal activity, an inescapable lake prison was constructed. Three young men, born of the Kumo line, were given the duty of delivering criminals to their place of confinement—but could there be more to their mission? – Funimation

My Neighbor Totoro (Studio Ghibli Fest 2018)

Dates in Theater: September 30th (Dubbed), October 1st (Subtitled), October 3rd (Dubbed)

Angelika Film Center Studio Ghibli Festival: June 27th Subbed, June 28th Dubbed (Angelika Theaters [Except New York location]) View Angelika Theater Times & Tickets

Find Out Where My Neighbor Totoro Is Showing


Synopsis: When Satsuki and her sister Mei move with their father to a new home in the countryside, they find country life is not as simple as it seems. They soon discover that the house and nearby woods are full of strange and delightful creatures, including a gigantic but gentle forest spirit called Totoro, who can only be seen by children. – Fathom Events

Spirited Away (Studio Ghibli Fest 2018)

Dates in Theater: October 28th (Dubbed), October 29th (Subtitled), October 30th (Subtitled)

Angelika Film Center Studio Ghibli Festival: August 8th Subbed, August 9th Dubbed (Angelika Theaters [Except New York location]) View Angelika Theater Times & Tickets

Find Out Where Spirited Away Is Showing


Synopsis: Chihiro’s family is moving to a new house, but when they stop on the way to explore an abandoned village, her parents undergo a mysterious transformation and Chihiro is whisked into a world of fantastical spirits ruled over by the sorceress Yubaba. Put to work in a magical bathhouse for spirits and demons, Chihiro must use all her wits to survive in this strange new place, find a way to free her parents and return to the normal world. – Fathom Events

Liz and the Blue Bird

Liz and the Blue Bird

Dates in Theater: November 9th – 13th 2018

Find Out Where Liz and the Blue Bird Will Be Shown


Synopsis: The story of Liz and the Blue Bird follows Mizore Yoroizuka, a high school student who plays the oboe, and Nozomi Kasaki, a high school student who plays the flute. In the final musical competition of their 3rd high school year, both girls decide to play “Liz and the Blue Bird” for their freeform solo performances, and a disagreement over the song drives a wedge between them. Will the girls find their happy ending, like in the fairy tale that the song is based upon? – Crunchyroll

Dragon Ball Z Double Feature: Bardock The Father of Goku & Fusion Reborn

Dates in Theater: November 3rd (Dubbed) and November 5th (Dubbed)

Find Out Where Dragon Ball Z Double Feature

Trailer: Coming Soon


Bardock – The Father of Goku: When a low-class Saiyan soldier named Bardock unexpectedly inherits the ability to see into the future, his life takes a dramatic turn for the worse! Haunted by visions of his own end as well as the destruction of his entire planet, Bardock sets off on a nightmarish race with fate to advert the impending disaster. But Bardock seems to be stumbling along in a maze of hopeless despair until a vision of his baby son, Kakarot, as a grown man inspires him to make a change and confront his destiny head on!

This is the story of Bardock, the father of Goku!…

Fusion Reborn: An industrial disaster in Other World unleashes the monstrous Janemba, a beast who grows stronger with each passing minute. While Goku and Vegeta fight for Other World’s survival, Goten and Trunks confront a ghoulish army of the undead back on Earth. A dangerous plan of attack is devised, and only an unprecedented act of teamwork can save the universe!

Castle in the Sky (Studio Ghibli Fest 2018)

Dates in Theater: November 18th (Dubbed), November 19th (Subtitled), November 20th (Dubbed)

Angelika Film Center Studio Ghibli Festival: July 25th Subbed, July 26th Dubbed (Angelika Theaters [Except New York location]) View Angelika Theater Times & Tickets

Find Out Where Castle in the Sky Is Showing


Synopsis: This high-flying adventure begins when Pazu, an engineer’s apprentice, spies a young girl, Sheeta, floating down from the sky, held aloft by a glowing pendant. Both Sheeta and Pazu are searching for the legendary floating castle, Laputa, and they vow to travel there together to unravel the mystery of the luminous crystal. But their quest won’t be easy, as soon they are being pursued by greedy air pirates, the military, and secret government agents, who all seek the power Sheeta alone can control. – Fathom Events

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