Local movie distributor Pioneer Films has posted on their Facebook page on Monday that they are expressing interest in releasing the anime movie No Game, No Life Zero in local cinemas.
The distributor is gauging the interest of the moviegoers through the social media post, but they did not specifically state that they have officially acquired the anime movie.
Singapore-based licensor Odex Pte. Ltd. has announced in July that they will be screening the No Game, No Life’s movie adaptation in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam.
Six thousand years before Sora and Shiro were even a blink in the history of Disboard, war consumed the land, tearing apart the heavens, destroying stars, and even threatening to wipe out the human race. Amid the chaos and destruction, a young man named Riku leads humanity toward the tomorrow his heart believed in. One day, in the ruins of an Elf city, he meets Shuvi, a female exiled “Ex-machina” android who asks him to teach her what it means to have a human heart. (Synopsis from Sentai Filmworks)
No Game, No Life Zero is an anime movie adaptation based on the light novel’s six volume, which was first released by Media Factory in April 2014. The novel is written by Yu Kamiya, who also worked on the Clockwork Planet novel and manga series, which is being serialized since April 2012 and currently has nine (9) volumes.
The staff for the anime series, including director Atsuko Ishizuka and scriptwriter Jukki Hanada, returned to work on the movie. Hunter × Hunter: Phantom Rouge animation director Satoshi Tasaki worked on the movie’s character designs, which was produced by Madhouse.
The Japanese voice cast are lead by Ai Kayano (“Rin Toyama”, New Game!) as “Shuvi”, and Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (“Kirito”, Sword Art Online) as “Riku”.
No Game, No Life was released in Japanese theaters last July, which earned a total of about JP¥500 million (about PHP211 million). The movie is set to premiere in Malaysia on September 13, Singapore on October.
Pioneer Films is an independent movie distributor in the Philippines, releasing movies from Hollywood, as well as Asian movies including from Japan.