When it comes to American theatrical releases, there's so much to discover and enjoy in the world of anime. With highly anticipated new releases like One Piece Film Red and the first original feature film from fan-favorite director Atsuko Ishizuka, the upcoming theatrical premiere of Hideaki Annos Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.01 Thrice Upon a Time and the rerelease of anime classics like Howls Moving Castle and A Silent Voice, it's a great time to be
Here's a list of the greatest anime releases in cinemas this autumn, including some titles you'd rather not see.
Goodbye, Don Glees
Goodbye, Don Glees, a film about three adolescent misfits accused of starting a nearby forest fire, has all the hallmarks of an exceptional anime.
Don Glees will be released in select theaters on Sept. 14 and 20 (subbed) and September 18 (dubbed).
Howls Moving Castle
Hayao Miyazakis 2004 anime film Howls Moving Castle is based on the Diana Wynne Jones 1986 novel of the same name. Sophie meets Howl, a flamboyant and mysterious wizard, and she decides to live with him in his massive moving house powered by a fiery spirit named Calcifer in order to overcome the witch's curse.
On September 26, (subbed) and September 25 and 28 (dubbed), Howls Moving Castle will be available in select cinemas.
Mobile Suit Gundam Cucuruz Doans Island
Mobile Suit Gundam Cucuruz Doans Island is a feature-length adaptation of the original Mobile Suit Gundam. After discovering a group of children on the so-called Island of No Return and being surrounded by a mysterious enemy mecha, Amuro and his colleagues go looking for a way off the island. They eventually meet Cucuruz Doans, a strange guy.
Gundam Cucuruz Doans Island is coming to select theaters on September 27 (subbed) and September 28 (dubbed).
A Silent Voice
A Silent Voice, a 2016 anime film from Naoko Yamadas, is centered on Shoya Ishida, a high school social outcast and former bully who is offered the chance to reconnect with Shoko Nishimiya, the deaf girl he once terrorized, who is now being reintroduced to the rest of the cast.
On October 12, A Silent Voice will be available in selected theaters.
Spirited Away, a Academy Award-winning film by Hayao Miyazaki, is often hailed as not only the greatest film of Miyazaki's career, but also one of the greatest anime films of all time. Chihiro is whisked away to a world of spirits and forced to work in a malevolent witch's bathhouse, where she meets Haku, a mysterious spirit who seeks to help her escape the curse on her parents.
Spirited Away will be available in select theaters on November 1 (subbed) and October 30 and 2 (dubbed).
One Piece Film Red
One Piece Film Red is executive produced by One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda, directed by Goro Taniguchi (One Piece Defeat Him! The Pirate Ganzack! ), and directed by Tsutomu Kuroiwa (One Piece Film Gold), following Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates as they join thousands of others to witness Uta, the world's most popular (and mysterious) singer, in an astonishing act. When the Navy intervenes, Luffy discovers that U
On November 4, the One Piece Film Red will be released in select cinemas.
Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.01 Thrice Upon a Time
Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.01 Thrice Upon a Time, the highly anticipated fourth and final installment of the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise, follows Shinji, Asuka, Rei, and the crew of the anti-Nerv flagship Wunder as they regroup after their defeat at the end of Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo and rally once again to prevent Shinji's father, Gendo, from inciting the Third Impact. A theatrical run will be scheduled later this year.
In late 2022, Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.01 Thrice Upon a Time will be released.