Five classic anime movies, including long-disappeared movies Cowboy Bebop is returning to American theaters, many films for the first time in years. The films include three beloved classics by the late genius Satoshi Kon as well as two other staples of the anime fanbase in the late 90s and 2000s.
Iconic Events Releasing partnered with Anime Expo to bring “AX Cinema Nights,” a year-round celebration of anime films, to cinemas nationwide, featuring a number of critically acclaimed anime films. expensive. Among these are three films by acclaimed director Satoshi Kon: Perfect Blue, Paprika and Tokyo Godfathers, along with Cowboy Bebop: The Movie and the original Ghost in the Shell film. The films will be shown at events starting September 2023 and running until February 2024, allowing fans to see these films as if they were going to see them for the first time in decades. , for some movies.
The classic anime is finally back on the silver screen
The first Perfect Blue 25th anniversary event is scheduled to premiere on September 6 and 7, in both sub and dub format, with encores for both versions on September 10. followed by Ghost in the Shell on November 8 and 9, with an encore on November 12, followed by Tokyo Godfathers on its 20th anniversary on December 11 and 12, with encores on December 13. In 2024, screenings resume with Cowboy Bebop on January 21 and 22, with encore screenings on January 23, and Paprika on February 7 and 8, with encore screenings on January 13. February 11. For all screenings, subtitles will be shown on the first day and dub on the second.
The news that these films are returning to theaters will surely excite fans. Cowboy Bebop: The Movie isn’t currently available on any streaming services and hasn’t been released on Blu-ray in over 10 years, making it a bit difficult to find copies. Ghost in the Shell is clearly a popular cyberpunk hit, and an incredible movie in its own right. Perfect Blue and Paprika are both mind-blowing psychological thrillers that are said to have influenced some of the major Hollywood films such as Black Swan and Inception, while Tokyo Godfathers represents the attempt at filmmaking. comedy by legendary director.
Screenings are expected to take place in more than 300 theaters across the country, meaning it won’t be too difficult for fans to find a cinema near them. The option to choose between subtitled and dubbed screenings is always welcome for fans who often argue over which is superior. Fan Cowboy Bebop should definitely seize this opportunity to see this rare film in theaters, and those who love anime but aren’t familiar with these movies are sure to find some new favorites.