Here’s What’s Coming to Bigscreen Anime in June

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Nicholas Friedman
Nicholas Friedman is a career pop culture journalist and Sr. Managing Editor at Funimation. You'll likely find him talking about Mob Psycho 100.

Strap on that VR headset, because we’re breaking down the titles coming to the Bigscreen virtual cinema this month!

This slate packs some serious heat, including an iconic film from the legendary Mamoru Hosoda, a powerful live-action zombie manga adaptation and a feature film from BONES! And remember, all of these titles will be available as video on-demand in Bigscreen after their premiere weekend.

RELATED: Funimation and Bigscreen Expand VR Anime Theatrical Experience Internationally!

Check out what’s coming to the virtual theater this month below, and let us know what you’re excited about! And for more info on our partnership with Bigscreen, head here.


Coming in June: Premiere Weekends

Sword of the Stranger (2009) | June 5-7

(Available in US/CA/AU/NZ)

This classic tale from studio BONES is a hidden gem of its time! Pursued by formidable Chinese assassins, young Kotaro and his dog run into No Name, a mysterious stranger who gets pulled into the chase.
 
The unlikely companions form a bond over saving the dog from a poison attack, but chaos erupts when the assassins find Kotaro, and No Name must face his past before a horrible fate is met again.
 

I Am A Hero (2016) | June 12-14

(Available in US/CA)

Based on the celebrated horror manga I Am A Hero comes a live-action film adaptation that’s bound to get your blood flowing! Thirty-five-year-old assistant manga artist Hideo Suzuki leads an unsatisfying, tedious life.
 
But when a virus outbreak hits Japan turning the infected into mindless cannibals, it’s his chance to become the hero he’s always daydreamed he could be, even if it kills him.
 

The Boy and the Beast (2016) | June 19-21

(Available in US/AU/NZ)

An iconic film from award-winning Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children)! When Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts, he’s taken in by Kumatetsu, a gruff, rough-around-the-edges warrior beast who’s been searching for the perfect apprentice.

Coming in June: Video on-demand

PSYCHO-PASS: The Movie (2016) | June 26

(Available in US/CA/UK/IE/AU/NZ)

When foreign terrorists begin slipping through the Sibyl System’s security and attacking Japan from within, Inspector Akane Tsunemori is sent overseas to investigate.

Steins;Gate Movie

Steins;Gate – The Movie – Load Region of Déjà Vu (2013) | June 27

(Available in US/CA/AU/NZ)

When Kurisu visits her friends at the Future Gadget Laboratory, something’s not quite right. Out of nowhere, Okabe disappears and Kurisu must risk everything to save the mad scientist who tried countless times to save her.

Planetarian Movie

Planetarian: Storyteller of the Stars (2016) | June 28

(Available in US/CA/UK/IE/AU/NZ)

For 30 years, companion robot Hoshino Yumemi has patiently waited to show someone the stars. Left in an abandoned planetarium, she sits hoping for customers that will never show.

That is, until a Junker—a plunderer of goods and artifacts from the ruins of civilization—stumbles upon the crumbling establishment. Will he help her repair the planetarium, or will she be alone once more? 


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