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Eleven Arts To Release 'Laughing Under The Clouds: Gaiden' In The US

Eleven Arts Anime Studio is having a strong year so far, bringing films such as Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms and Harika-San to eager US audiences. They have now announced that they will also be bringing the multi-part Laughing Under the Clouds: Gaiden to cinemas. Parts One and Two will be released in summer 2018, with the third and final part scheduled for next year.

Laughing Under The Clouds started life as a manga, before being adapted as a 12-episode anime series. The film series is adapted from the subsequent manga series Gaiden, which translates as 'side-story'. The films pick up where the series left off, in the wake of the Yamainu squad’s battle with the formidable Orochi serpent:

Now that the Yamainu have vanquished their enemy and escorted all criminals to the local prison, government officials decide to outlaw swords - putting Japan’s great avengers out of a job. So now the Yamainu, all trained assassins, must pull together to find a new cause, one within their own group.

The films are produced by the acclaimed WIT Studio, the people behind Attack On Titan and Kabeneri Of The Iron Fortress. Gaiden promises to offer plenty of the kind of action and drama that WIT are known for.  However, "what is remarkable about this story, and especially universal in appeal," says Eleven Arts "is its attitudes toward grief, sensitivity, depression, violence, and compassion. The film perfectly balances the physical with the emotional and updates the Meiji Restoration with a contemporary feel, ensuring that there’s something in it for everyone."

The first two parts (running 50 minutes and 60 minutes, respectively)  are screening together from August 24, 2018. All screenings will be in original Japanese language with subtitles.

Eleven Arts have released a trailer for the double feature:




The initial list of screening venues can be found, below. Please note dates are subsequent to change and additional dates may be added. Please see the Eleven Arts website for updates or to book your tickets.



ANAHEIM, CA
Starlight Cinema City

CORONA, CA
Starlight Dos Lagos 15

COSTA MESA, CA
Starlight Triangle Square

MONROVIA, CA
Studio Movie Grill - Monrovia
August 27,28 @7:15 PM

MURRIETA, CA
Reading Cinemas Cal Oaks
August 25 @ 11 AM, August 27 @ 7 PM

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA
Starlight Terrace Cinemas

REDLANDS, CA
Studio Movie Grill - Redlands
August 27,28 @7:15 PM

ROCKLIN, CA
Studio Movie Grill - Rocklin
August 27,28 @7:15 PM

SACRAMENTO, CA
Tower Theatre
August 25 @ 11 AM, August 27 @ 7 PM

SAN DIEGO, CA
Angelika Film Center & Cafe - Carmel Mountain
August 25 @ 11 AM, August 27 @ 7 PM

SAN DIEGO, CA
Town Square 14
August 25 @ 11 AM, August 27 @ 7 PM

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
New People Cinema
September 1 @ TBD

SIMI VALLEY, CA
Studio Movie Grill - Simi Valley
August 27,28 @7:15 PM

WHITTIER, CA
Starlight Whittier Village

WASHINGTON D.C., DC
Angelika Pop-Up
August 25 @ 11 AM, August 27 @ 7 PM

TAMPA, FL
Studio Movie Grill - Tampa
August 27,28 @7:15 PM

ATLANTA, GA
Plaza Theatre

DULUTH, GA
Studio Movie Grill - Duluth
August 27,28 @7:15 PM

HONOLULU, HI
Consolidated Ward
August 25 @ 11 AM, August 27 @ 7 PM

CHICAGO, IL
Music Box Theatre
August 28 @ 7 PM

INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Studio Movie Grill - College Park
August 27,28 @7:15 PM

KANSAS CITY, MO
Screenland Armour Theatre

MANVILLE, NJ
Reading Cinemas Manville 12 Plex
August 25 @ 11 AM, August 27 @ 7 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, NM
The Guild Cinema
September 14, 15 @ 10:30 PM

BUFFALO, NY
North Park Theatre

NEW YORK, NY
Village East Cinema
August 25 @ 11 AM, August 27 @ 7 PM

COLUMBUS, OH
Gateway Film Center
August 25, 26 @ 4:30 PM

PITTSBURGH, PA
Row House Cinema
August 31

DALLAS, TX
Angelika Film Center & Cafe - Dallas
August 25 @ 11 AM, August 27 @ 7 PM

HOUSTON, TX
Alamo Drafthouse LaCenterra
August 25

PLANO, TX
Angelika Plano
August 25 @ 11 AM, August 27 @ 7 PM

SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Megaplex Gateway 12
August 24

SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Megaplex District
August 24

SANDY, UT
Megaplex Jordan Commons 17
August 24

FAIRFAX, VA
Angelika Film Center & Cafe - Mosaic
August 25 @ 11 AM, August 27 @ 7 PM

SEATTLE, WA
Grand Illusion Cinema
August 25 2:30 PM August 26 2:30 PM August 27 6:30 PM



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