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Anime Ltd. Launch Curated Online Anime Film Festival This May

Hot on the heels of revealing their innovative virtual con Cloud Matsuri, UK based anime distributor Anime Limited have announced another venture to entertain cabin-fever afflicted fans. Screen Anime is a curated online anime festival designed to 'bring the festival experience home'. Most interestingly though, this isn't just a one-off, or intended to be just for the duration of the lockdown. The service will offer a hand-picked selection of films each month, that will be a mix of new films and festival favourites. Screen Anime will be available in the UK and Ireland and will cost £3.98 a month, or you can buy an annual pass for £39.98.

Each month's selection will include four films, one TV series and a range of other extras and benefits. At the end of each month, they will be replaced with a new selection. Annual subscribers will receive a physical membership card that will offer discounts at the Anime Limited online store, future conventions and more.

The festival will be available via your browser at the website, with iOS, Android and Amazon to come at a later date. There will be a three-day free trial available from launch on May 25.




MAY LINEUP


(Available from launch until 21st June 2020)
PROMARE (PREMIERE) - CERT 12
Leave your brain at the door and get caught up in the wild ride of Galo Thymos in this over-the-top action fest of vibrant colours and giant robots - PROMARE has it all. 96% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
BONUS: Side Story Lio - a 10-minute prequel short about Lio Fotia, the leader of Mad Burnish.

PENGUIN HIGHWAY - CERT 12
When cute penguins start waddling into a rural Japanese town, it piques the interest of the ever-curious schoolkid Aoyama in this cute, Studio Ghibli-esque coming-of-age story with dashes of science fiction. 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
BONUS: Interview with the original author Tomihiko Morimi.

PATEMA INVERTED - CERT PG
Fall into the sky with the sheer escapism of a topsy-turvy fantasy that will challenge your perceptions. Winner of the 2013 Scotland Loves Anime Jury and Audience Awards.
BONUS: Alternate angles.

ROYAL SPACE FORCE: THE WINGS OF HONNÊAMISE - CERT 15

Blast off to new frontiers with this landmark feature in anime history, whose English dub features the voice of Bryan Cranston in this debut work of Gainax, the iconic studio behind Neon Genesis Evangelion.
BONUS: Bonus content TBC

TV SERIES - TBC
A full TV series will also be available as part of the festival - at time of going to press the title is TBC - details to follow.

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