Anime Screenings at Regency Theatres

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Hey there anime fans! It’s not every day that you get you see anime on the big screen. Well, if you’re in the Santa Ana area in California then you’re in for a special treat.

The Regency South Coast Village will be hosting 4 weekends of anime film screenings! They’ve got an incredible line up of Summer Wars, Trigun: Badlands Rumble, Evangelion 1.11, and Evangelion 2.22. This is your rare chance to be able to enjoy these on the big screen surrounded by your fellow anime film enthusiasts. Plus, these movies deserve a theater treatment, so we definitely encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.

Here’s the schedule. All showings will start at 12 midnight.

Summer Wars
Sept. 28th & 29th
12 midnight
Purchase tickets for this showing here


Kenji is your typical teenage misfit. He’s good at math, bad with girls, and spends most of his time hanging out in the all-powerful, online community known as OZ. His second life is the only life he has – until the girl of his dreams, Natsuki, hijacks him for a starring role as a fake fiancée at her family reunion. Things only get stranger from there. A late-night email containing a cryptic mathematic riddle leads to the unleashing of a rogue AI intent on using the virtual word of OZ to destroy the real world, literally. As Armageddon looms on the horizon, Kenji and his new “family” set aside their differences and band together to save the worlds they inhabit in this “near-perfect blend of social satire and science fiction.” (

Trigun: Badlands Rumble
Oct. 5th & 6th
12 midnight
Purchase tickets for this showing here


The first new Trigun animation in over ten years featuring all the classic Trigun characters you know and love, plus new villains and heroes!

In town surrounded by quicksand, an outlaw from Vash the Stampede’s past has resurfaced after twenty years. His name is Gasback – and he’s looking to cause a little trouble. It seems Gasback has a serious beef with the town’s mayor, who’s paying dozens of bounty hunters to protect his turf. One of those hired guns is a beautiful woman with a vendetta against Gasback. Will she get a shot at revenge? Maybe, if she can get through Gasback’s bodyguard, Wolfwood. And what’s Vash got to do with this mess? Nothing much – except for the fact that he personally set off the entire chain of events two decades ago!

Evangelion: You Are (Not) Alone
Oct. 12th & 13th
12 midnight
Purchase tickets for this showing here


Tokyo-3 still stands after most of civilization was decimated in the Second Impact. Now the city endures the ceaseless onslaught of the deadly Angels, bizarre creatures bent on eradicating the human race. To combat this strange and ruthless enemy, the government agency NERV constructs a fleet of towering humanoid machines – the Evas – and Shinji Ikari is called into action, reluctantly taking his place at the controls of Eva Unit 01.

Living a life of loneliness and questioning his existence, Shinji struggles to accept responsibility for mankind’s battle for survival in this visually striking rebuild of one of the most important anime of all time. Shinji will fight the Angels alongside the only person who might understand his plight – Rei Ayanami, the elusive and frail pilot of Eva Unit 00. In this film experience not to be missed, Shinji and Rei will struggle to learn a simple truth: when carrying the burden of humanity’s survival on your shoulders, you are not alone.

Evangelion: You Can (Not) Advance
Oct. 19 & 20th
12 midnight
Purchase tickets for this showing here


Under constant attack by Angels, NERV introduces two new pilots: the mysterious Makinami Mari Illustrous and the intense Asuka Langley Shikinami. Parallel to the incursion, Gendo Ikari and SEELE proceed the secret project that involves both Rei and Shinji.

So be sure to show your support and attend these screenings! Here’s the address below. If you have any questions about individual screenings, be sure to contact the theater directly.

Regency South Coast Village
1561 W. Sunflower Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92704
(714) 557-5703

So, what do you think? Would you love the chance to see more anime on the big screening?

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