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Anime Ltd announce 4 films for theatrical release in the UK

Anime Ltd announce 4 films for theatrical release in the UK

Written by Ross Locksley on 27 May 2023

At this weekend's MCM Comic Con held at the London Excel, Anime Ltd took time to announce four new theatrical releases and new home video plans for the coming year.

Theatrical plans have been announced for Macross Plus: The Movie (1995, Dir: Shinichiro Watanabe, Shoji Kawamori), The Tunnel to Summer: The Exit of Goodbyes (2022, Dir: Tomohisa Takguchi), The fourth and final Evangelion movie, Evangelion 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time (2021, Dir: Hideki Anno) and Slam Dunk (2022 Dir: Takehiko Inoue).

This follows an already strong year for cinematic anime releases which have included Makoto Shinkai's Suzume, Re:Cycle Penguindrum and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba.

The Tunnel to Summer, The Exit of Goodbyes will release of 14th July.

Slam Dunk will make it's UK cinema debut on August 30th.

Dates for Evangelion and Macross Plus are pending.


From the Press Release:


The 4th and final installment of Rebuild of Evangelion. Misato and her anti-NERV group Wille arrive at Paris, a city now red from core-ization. Crew from the flagship Wunder land on a containment tower. They only have 720 seconds to restore the city. When a horde of NERV Evas appear, Mari’s improved Eva Unit 8 must intercept. Meanwhile, Shinji, Asuka, and Rei (provisional name) wander about Japan.



The year is 2040 and the galaxy is flourishing with several colonies and advanced technology. AI is near perfection and the current top idol is the near-completed Virturoid Idol Sharon Apple. All that is missing are her actual feelings, which instead are supplied by Myung Fang Lone. Sharon's debut concert is on planet Eden, where at the same time, fighter pilots Isamu Dyson and Guld Bowman battle over air superiority for the "Supernova Project." Isamu, Guld and Myung were once childhood friends, but after an accident seven years ago, they went their own separate ways.

With Myung back in the picture, the old disputes are once again awakened. And when an unstable and illegal AI technique is installed in Sharon, the situation is worsened.


“The Tunnel to Summer, The Exit of Goodbyes” Synopsis:

Directed by Tomohisa Taguchi (BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War) and inspired by the award-winning novel of the same name, this whirlwind time-travelling tale of summer love tells the story of Kaoru and Anzu, two misfit teenagers who come together to investigate a mysterious tunnel that is said to grant the wishes of whoever ventures through it - at a precious cost. Together, they must realise what it is they truly wish for, and whether it’s worth the price.

Ross Locksley
About Ross Locksley

Ross founded the UK Anime Network waaay back in 1995 and works in and around the anime world in his spare time. You can read his more personal articles on UKA's sister site, The Anime Independent.

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