David Production’s anime film adaptation of Sachiko Kashiwaba’s The House Of The Lost On The Cape will hit the theatres in the U.S. on Sep 7, 2022, thanks to the team efforts by Anime Expo, Iconic Events and Eleven Arts.
The anime film is coming to the U.S. as a part of AX Cinema Nights’ plans to bring both classics and new anime film to North American theatres.
The film will initially play in Los Angeles and New York on Sep 7, 2022, before making its way to the theatres across North America over the following weeks. The fans will be able to enjoy both Japanese version with English subtitles, and English dubbed version of the film.
More information regarding the location and ticket details of The House Of The Lost On The Cape will be released on the official AX Cinemas website soon.
Anime Expo and Iconic Events Releasing launched AX Cinema Nights earlier this year with the U.S. release of Eleven Art’s Ryoma: Prince of Tennis (2022). AX Cinema Nights is an in-person movie event series that celebrates the best new and classic anime films, bringing them to local theatres across North America.
The House of the Lost on the Cape is a Japanese novel written by Sachiko Kashiwaba. It was initially serialized in the Iwate Nippo daily newspaper from May 10, 2014, to July 4, 2015. Kodansha later published the novel in print with cover art by Yukiko Saito on September 11, 2015.
The House Of The Lost On The Cape anime film was directed by Shinya Kawatsura, with screenplay written by Reiko Yoshida and music composed by Yuri Miyauchi.
The film was released on August 27, 2021.
AX Cinemas describes the plot of the film as:
Based on the award-winning Japanese novel Misaki no Mayoiga written by Sachiko Kashiwaba, who also wrote Kiri no Mukō no Fushigi na Machi, the inspiration behind Hayao Miyasaki’s Spirited Away (2001), the film adaptation is set in Iwate Prefecture after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami devastated the area. The story follows 17-year-old run-away Yui and 8-year-old orphan Hiyori, who are taken in by Kiwa, a strange old woman who offers to let them stay in an abandoned yet suspiciously well-kept house overlooking the sea, known as a Mayoiga: a legendary house said to look after lost travelers. Despite Yui’s hesitation to trust anyone and Hiyori’s inability to speak, they begin to form a sisterly bond that allows them to find comfort in the Mayoiga and embrace Kiwa’s hospitality. However, when a menacing entity is accidentally released and threatens their new home, the three must face their fears to save it.
AX Cinema is also planning to bring Silent Voice to the US theatres on Oct 12, as a part of its 5th anniversary.
Source: AX Cinemas