NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Screenvision Media, a national cinema advertising leader, in association with KAOS Connect, renowned event cinema creators, today announced an exclusive alliance with Crunchyroll, the world's leader in anime, to deliver quarterly anime event cinema programs in 2017. "Anime Movie Night," presented by Crunchyroll, will feature some of the most popular anime titles, both new and classic.
Each theatrical event will feature select anime episodes or full-length theatrical releases, giving fans the opportunity to watch anime that is larger than life. "Anime Movie Night" will also include behind-the-scenes content about featured titles and the production of them. The first event will premiere April 2017, to be followed by at least three additional events, one per quarter, for the remainder of the year.
"As demand for anime continues to grow in the U.S. and around the world, it's a thrill to have the opportunity to bring the latest hits, as well as the anime that fans know and love, into theaters – often for the very first time. We want to create new ways for fans to come together and share the experience of the content they love, and cinema is the perfect medium," said Kun Gao, General Manager of Crunchyroll. "Screenvision Media and KAOS Connect have been the perfect partners for the debut of 'Anime Movie Night' based on their respective strongholds in the impactful arena of cinema."
Crunchyroll currently delivers over 25,000 episodes and 15,000 hours of officially licensed content from leading Japanese media producers directly to viewers. Translated professionally in multiple languages, content is available within minutes of Japan TV broadcast through Crunchyroll's apps, which live on every major mobile, connected TV, and gaming device, as well as the web.
"Anime fans continue to be among the most passionate supporters of Event Cinema," said Dan Diamond and Shelly Maxwell, KAOS Connect's managing partners. "Through our powerful alliance with Crunchyroll, these loyal fans will now be able to experience an ongoing series of the world's best and most sought-after anime content, all in the comfort of their local movie theatres."
"We're so excited to extend the power of Event Cinema into the dynamic world of anime," said Bernadette McCabe, Senior Vice President, Business Strategy, Screenvision Media. "The exclusive anime content Crunchyroll and KAOS Connect have created for 'Anime Movie Night' is truly incredible, and we can't wait to see the impact it has on the national anime fan base through the 40-foot-screen."
For more information, visit animemovienight.com.
ABOUT SCREENVISION MEDIA
Headquartered in New York, N.Y., Screenvision Media is a national leader in cinema advertising, offering on-screen advertising, in-lobby promotions and integrated marketing programs to national, regional and local advertisers and providing comprehensive cinema advertising representation services to top tier theatrical exhibitors presenting the highest quality movie going experience. The Screenvision Media cinema advertising network is comprised of over 14,300 screens in 2,300+ theatre locations across all 50 states and 94% of DMAs nationwide; delivering through more than 150 theatrical circuits, including 6 of the top 10 exhibitor companies. For more information: http://screenvisionmedia.com/.
ABOUT KAOS CONNECT, LLC
Headquartered in Denver, CO, KAOS Connect is the next step in the evolution of the event experience, making events more accessible and engaging both on–and beyond–the Big Screen. By transforming ordinary content into extraordinary experiences, KAOS connects people, organizations, brands and content worldwide. Owned and operated by two seasoned media executives, Shelly Maxwell and Dan Diamond have been credited with the success of creating and building the world's preeminent EVENT CINEMA business as they transformed movie theatres into places where communities could gather together to experience unique entertainment and infotainment, not just traditional films. For more information: http://www.kaosconnect.com.
Crunchyroll is the official destination for the largest and latest lineup of anime as well as popular drama and manga. Crunchyroll brings hit shows like Naruto Shippuden, Attack on Titan, and One Piece to millions of viewers around the world and allows them to purchase related merchandise through its online store. Through its app on game consoles, set-top boxes, mobile devices and more, Crunchyroll delivers content from leading Asian media producers directly to viewers translated professionally in multiple languages. The service is available for free or through a premium offering that allows users to watch ad-free with access to simulcasts—top series available immediately after Japanese broadcast. Crunchyroll's majority investor is Otter Media, a joint venture between AT&T and The Chernin Group. Crunchyroll has offices in San Francisco and Tokyo, and is a member of the Association of Japanese Animations (AJA). For more information, visit http://www.crunchyroll.com.
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