New Anime Releases: October 21, 2014

Here are the new anime releases for October 21, 2014. If you see any errors or omissions in this list, please feel free to leave a comment and let me know.

Bayonetta: Bloody Fate [Blu-ray/DVD Combo]
Kill la Kill 2 [DVD]
Kill la Kill 2 [Blu-ray]
Kill la Kill 2 [Blu-ray/DVD Limited Edition]
A Letter to Momo [DVD]
A Letter to Momo [Blu-ray/DVD Combo]
Sunday Without God Complete Collection [DVD]
Sunday Without God Complete Collection [Blu-ray]

U.S. Theatrical Schedule Announced for A Letter to Momo

A Production I.G. USA representative has announced the U.S. premiere dates for the A Letter to Momo film in select theaters.

The film will screen at the following theaters:

  • The Wooly – Gainesville, FL (opens August 21, 2014)
  • Landmark TBD – Denver, CO (August 22, 2014)
  • Gene Siskel Film Center – Chicago, IL (August 29, 2014)
  • Landmark Nuart Theatre – Los Angeles, CA (August 29, 2014)
  • Landmark E Street – Washington, DC (August 29, 2014)
  • Landmark Kendall Square – Boston, MA (August 29, 2014)
  • Landmark Edina – Minneapolis, MN (August 29, 2014)
  • Landmark Midtown Art – Atlanta, GA (August 29, 2014)
  • Landmark Varsity – Seattle, WA (September 5, 2014)
  • Landmark TBD – San Francisco, CA (September 5, 2014)
  • Landmark Shattuck Cinemas – Berkeley, CA (September 5, 2014)
  • Landmark TBD – San Diego, CA (September 5, 2014)
  • Landmark Ritz at the Bourse – Philadelphia, PA (September 5, 2014)
  • Cedar Lee Theatre – Cleveland, OH (September 14, 2014)
  • Jean Cocteau Cinema – Santa Fe, NM (September 19, 2014)
  • Guild Cinema – Albuquerque, NM (September 19, 2014)
  • Salt Lake City Library Theater – Salt Lake City, UT (December 6, 2014)

English Dub Trailer for A Letter to Momo

An English dub trailer has been posted for the A Letter to Momo anime film. The film will be released to select U.S. theaters, and will be released on home video through Cinedigm.

I am embedding the trailer below, and I apologize in advance to any of my readers who are unable to view the video due to region blocking.

A Letter to Momo to Screen at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

The Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival will be screening the A Letter to Momo anime film on Saturday, April 12, 2014 and Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the St. Anthony Main Theater.

Ticket information is available at the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul’s official website.

Anime Films to Screen at the IFC Center Theater in New York City

The IFC Center theater in New York City will be holding a film retrospective for films released by GKids over the past five years. The films included in the retrospective are:

  • Welcome to the Space Show
  • A Letter to Momo
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Grave of the Fireflies
  • Summer Wars
  • From Up on Poppy Hill

The films will open on December 20, 2013 and will play through January 2, 2014.

A Letter to Momo Wins at Chicago International Children’s Film Fest

The A Letter to Momo anime film won the Second Children Jury’s Prize in the Animated Feature Film category at the 30th annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival. First prize was awarded to Thomas Bodenstein’s Knight Rusty from Germany.

The festival was held October 26-November 3, 2013.

A Letter to Momo and The Wind Rises Nominated for Annie Awards

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood has announced the nominations for the 41st Annual Annie Awards.

A Letter to Momo and The Wind Rises have both been nominated in the Best Animated Feature category; these films will be competing against Despicable Me 2, Ernest & Celestine, Frozen, Monsters University, and The Croods.

Kitaro Kousaka has been nominated for “Outstanding Achievement, Character Animation in a Feature Production” for his work on The Wind Rises. Miyazaki has been nominated for “Outstanding Achievement, Writing in an Animated Feature Production” for The Wind Rises.

Additionally, Katsuhiro Otomo is being awarded thw Winsor McCay Award alongside Steven Spielberg and Phil Tippett. This award is “given to individuals in recognition of lifetime or career contributions to the art of animation in producing, directing, animating, design, writing, voice acting, sound and sound effects, technical work, music, professional teaching, and for other endeavors which exhibit outstanding contributions to excellence in animation.”

The awards will be presented at UCLA in Los Angeles on February 1, 2014.