Following the horrific arson attack on Kyoto Animation on July 18, fans and industry members alike have been looking for ways to support the studio’s rebuilding efforts. The latest comes from Tokyo’s specialty anime screening house EJ Anime Theater, formerly known as Kadokawa Cinema Shinjuku, which will be re-releasing six of KyoAni’s recent hit films over the course of three weeks.
The films include four from the Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club series and two from Sound! Euphonium. Here’s the current schedule:
August 8 – August 15
High Speed! Free Starting Days
Free! Take Your Marks
August 16 – August 22
Free! Timeless Medley The Bond
Free! Timeless Medley The Promise
August 23 – August 29
Liz and the Blue Bird
Sound! Euphonium—Our Promise: A Brand New Day
Kyoto Animation’s Violet Evergarden spin-off anime will be released as originally scheduled.
The premiere for Violet Evergarden Side-Story: Eternity and the Auto Memories Doll was scheduled for an August 3 premiere at Germany’s Animagic convention. According to the event’s organizers, the showing will commence as planned at the request of the studio.
Kai-You adds that the movie will be released as planned in Japan this September. This comes as earlier this month, a fire was set at Kyoto Animation’s studio in Fushimi, claiming at least 35 lives.
Violet Evergarden Side-Story: Eternity and the Auto Memories Doll is a spin-off movie and starting September 6, it will play in theaters only for a three-week run in Japan. No word about an international release.