Los Angeles, California, June 20, 2014 – LA based film distribution company ELEVEN ARTS in partnership with Japanese animation label STARCHILD, has just released the first official theater and showtime list for their limited theatrical run of K MISSING KINGS. The film is scheduled to be screened in over forty-five theaters beginning July 18th. Tickets will go on sale for most locations starting today, with more showtimes and dates are to be announced at a later date. While supplies last, all valid ticketholders in attendance will also be receiving an exclusive B4 sized movie program.
For showtimes and tickets, visit the website at: http://www.elevenarts.net/th_gallery/k-missingkings/
The U.S. theatrical premiere at Los Angeles’s Downtown Independent will also feature a special guest appearance by voice actor Masakazu Morita and movie producer Gou Nakanishi. In the movie, Morita plays the role of a new character Yukari Mishakuji, senior clansman to primary character Kuroh Yatogami under his former master Ichigen Miwa. A special Q&A session will be held with Morita and Nakanishi after the show, in which fans may be called upon to ask them questions.
About K MISSING KINGS
Based on the hit anime K, K MISSING KINGS picks up where the series left off. Featuring the same director and scriptwriter as the series, this movie brings the characters that you’ve grown to love in the same spirit of action, honor, and loyalty. K MISSING KINGS also sees the return of popular voice actors such as Daisuke Namikawa, Daisuke Ono, and Tomokazu Sugita, reprising their roles for the first time on the big screen.
The story starts some time after the Island Academy Incident, in which four of the seven great Kings crossed paths. Since this time, silver clansmen Kuroh Yatogami and Neko have been searching for their master, Yashiro Isana, the Silver King. Their search having turned up fruitless, the two begin to give up hope, until they encounter Anna Kushina and Rikio Kamamoto, two members of the red clan HOMRA being chased by someone.
Written by the collaborative group collectively known as “GoRa,” K is the name for the original animation project that was broadcast in 2012 and quickly gained popularity worldwide. It tells the story of seven individuals known as “Kings,” each ruling their own personal clan. Endowed with mysterious powers, these Kings lead their followers into battle against each other. This popular anime series was produced by GoHands, the studio behind hits such as Mardock Scramble, Coppelion, and Seitokai Yakuindomo. GoHands and GoRa will both be returning to direct, write, and produce K MISSING KINGS, the feature length film and brand new follow up to the series.
In a world with a somewhat different history than our own, Yashiro Isana, known to his friends as Shiro, is a regular carefree high school student attending the island academy of Ashinaka High School. That is, until he is attacked one day by the members of HOMRA, a violent group of ruffians with strange powers, who mistake him for the murderer of one of their comrades. In addition to this, a lone youth by the name of Kuroh Yatogami is also convinced of Shiro’s guilt, telling him that he will put an end to his evil ways. Now, Shiro must prove his innocence or forfeit his life to those that are after him. Yet as clues surrounding the murder surface Shiro discovers that he may have some questions about his own role in the incident and his identity.
About ELEVEN ARTS
ELEVEN ARTS is the Los Angeles based film company responsible for distributing many critically acclaimed Japanese live-action and animated features, to North American audiences. ELEVEN ARTS’s major live-action titles include Japan Academy Awards winner Memories of Tomorrow (starring Ken Watanabe) and Oscar nominated director (with The Twilight Samurai in 2004) Yoji Yamada’s samurai film Love and Honor. ELEVEN ARTS is also a respected distributor of popular animation titles such as the Evangelion franchise, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos, Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Part 1: Beginnings/ Part 2: Eternal/ Part 3: Rebellion, Anohana the Movie, and TIGER & BUNNY THE MOVIE: The Rising. For additional information or to view the company profile, please go to http://www.elevenarts.net
STARCHILD is known as the leading animation label for many years and has produced hit animation titles such as NeonGenesis Evangelion, Love Hina, Fruits Basket, and Knights of Sidonia. Also, is known as the record label specializing in anime music by voice actor/actress such as Megumi Hayashibara, Yui Horie, and so on.
STARCHILD Int’l Official Site: http://starchild.fm/
STARCHILD Int’l Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/STARCHILD_Int
STARCHILD Int’l Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/starchild.international
K Special Site: http://k-project-twwp.com/
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Erika T. Wright