Popular Anime Series Premieres in U.S. Movie Theaters With New Prequel, ‘No Game No Life Zero,’ October 5 and 8 Only
This Special Two-Night Event Includes Exclusive Introduction by the Sentai Filmworks English-Dub Director and the Feature’s Lead American Voice Actors
DENVER – September 11, 2017 – “No Game No Life Zero,” an anime film adaptation of the sixth volume of the hit Japanese light novel series, “No Game No Life,” comes to the U.S. for a special two-night cinema event this fall. Following the highly-anticipated movie’s gala screening at the Los Angeles Anime Film Festival (LA-AFF), anime fans across the nation can catch Sentai Filmworks’ production of “No Game No Life Zero” on big screens nationwide this October.
“No Game No Life Zero” will debut in movie theaters nationwide through Fathom Events, in partnership with Azoland Pictures, on Thursday October 5 at 7:00 p.m. local time (Japanese with English subtitles) and Sunday, October 8 at 12:55 p.m. local time (dubbed in English). In addition to the feature content, attendees will enjoy a special welcome from Sentai Filmworks ADR (dub) director Kyle Jones as well as American voice actors Scott Gibbs, Caitlynn French, Shannon Emerick, Kira Vincent Davis and Sara Ornelas.
Tickets for “No Game No Life Zero” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 500 select movie theaters. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
The series follows undefeated gamers Sora (Scott Gibbs) and Shiro (Caitlynn French) as they are challenged by the god of games to a chess match and win. Consequently, they are brought to the alternate reality of Disboard. “No Game No Life Zero” unfolds six thousand years before Sora and Shiro were even a blink in the history of Disboard – war consumed the land, tearing apart the heavens, destroying stars, and even threatening to wipe out the human race. Amid the chaos and destruction, a young man named Riku leads humanity toward the tomorrow his heart believed in. One day, in the ruins of an Elf city, he meets Shuvi, a female exiled "Ex-machina" android who asks him to teach her what it means to have a human heart.
“Fathom Events is pleased to partner with Azoland Pictures and offer this exciting presentation to anime fans,” Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said. “We are proud to continue to bring the very best in Japanese animation to American movie audiences nationwide with the debut of ‘No Game No Life Zero.’”
For artwork/photos related to “No Game No Life Zero,” visit the Fathom Events press site.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema with participating affiliate theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas®, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events such as live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions like the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live, sporting events like “Canelo Álvarez vs. Julio César Chávez, Jr.,” concerts with artists like Michael Bublé, Rush and Mötley Crüe, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics film series, inspirational events such as To Joey With Love and Facing Darkness, and anime titles such as Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 897 locations and 1,387 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About Azoland Pictures
Azoland Pictures LLC. is a Los Angeles-based film distribution company established in 2015. The company theatrically distributes Japanese feature films and Anime films. In September 2015, the company brought “Love Live! The School Idol Movie” to 32 theaters in U.S. major cities and the total box office has exceeded $160,000. On October 31st 2015, it organized a Los Angeles premiere screening of “Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin II – Artesia’s Sorrow” simultaneously with Japanese release. Besides theatrical distribution, the company also plans and organizes film festivals and Japanese related events. For more information, visit www.azolandpictures.com.
About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, No Game, No Life, Food Wars!, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Himouto! Umaru-chan and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.
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