Date: 2021 April 21 20:19
Posted by Joe
The good folks at anime streaming service Crunchyroll have teamed up with anime distributor Anime Limited (aka All The Anime) to bring Movie at Home to Crunchyroll. The season brings a new film each month to Crunchyroll from Anime Limited's portfolio. From the 1st of each month each film will be up on the service for a month to enjoy.
Some of the shows are restricted to the UK and Ireland, while others are UK, Ireland and the USA.
The showcase kicks off with Penguin Highway from 1st of May 2021. They've got some great stuff lined up. Including Patema Inverted, Promare, Giovanni's Island, the delightful Mai Mai Miracle and some Makoto Shinkai films running from January 2022 until April 2022. This a great way to catch a movie you wouldn't always have a chance to see.
Press release as follows:
CRUNCHYROLL MOVIE NIGHT AT HOME SERIES LAUNCHING ON THE 1 MAY
The films will premiere on the platform every month for the next year!
Crunchyroll, the popular global anime brand, and Anime Limited have joined forces to bring Crunchyroll Movie Night at Home to the UK and Ireland, which will see awesome new film premieres hitting the platform on the 1st of every month for the next 12 months! Select films will also be available to fans in the United States.
Kicking off the series on Saturday 1 May is "Penguin Highway"and each film will stay on Crunchyroll for the whole month so sit back, grab your popcorn and enjoy!
In "Penguin Highway", Aoyama-kun is an intelligent and studious 4th grade student who is constantly jotting down everything that he learns in his notebooks. He is also on good terms with "Onee-san", a young lady who works at the dental clinic that Aoyama-kun goes to. Aoyama-kun is shocked one day when he encounters a penguin in the middle of his suburban town, which is nowhere near the sea. The mystery only deepens when Aoyama-kun observes "Onee-san" tossing away a can of cola, only for the can to turn into a penguin!
"Our Crunchyroll Movie Nights have always been a meaningful way for the anime community to come together and we're so excited to offer fans a digital way to gather and celebrate these incredible films," said Mary Franklin, head of events, Crunchyroll. "We're glad to be working with Anime Ltd to bring these films directly into the homes of our community."
Once launched, each film will stay on Crunchyroll for the full month and will be replaced by a new film on the 1st of every month.
The scheduled films are: