Anime The Concierge Coming to U.S. Movie Theaters Via Crunchyroll –

Crunchyroll, an anime specialty company and subsidiary of Sony, announced that it has acquired all North American rights to the upcoming Japanese animated feature film called “The Concierge.” Adapted from Tsuchika Nishimura’s manga series, the story revolves around Akino, a trainee concierge who works at a special store where the customers are all animals, including extinct species. Directed by Yoshimi Itazu and produced by Production I.G, the film has received positive reviews since its world premiere at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. Crunchyroll plans to release the film in North American theaters early next year, capitalizing on the increasing popularity of anime worldwide.

Summery :

– Crunchyroll, a subsidiary of Sony, has acquired the North American rights to the upcoming Japanese animated film The Concierge.
– The film is based on Tsuchika Nishimura’s manga series about a trainee concierge who works at a store where all the customers are animals, including extinct species.
– The film has received positive reviews and premiered at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and the Fantasia International Film Festival.
– The film will be released in Japan by Aniplex on October 20th.
– The Concierge is the directorial debut of Yoshimi Itazu, known for his work on the anime series Welcome to the Ballroom.
– The main voice cast includes Natsumi Kawaida, Takeo Otsuka, and Kenjiro Tsuda.
– Crunchyroll has been releasing more Japanese titles in US cinemas as anime gains popularity globally.
– Recent successes for Crunchyroll include Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume and One Piece Film: Red.
– Crunchyroll also operates a popular anime streaming service, merchandising operation, and anime music platform.

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