Philippine theater chain SM Cinema has listed on their website on Sunday that the anime film adaptation of Bungo Stray Dogs will start screening on Wednesday, May 9.
The movie screening is expected to be a general release, which means there would be no freebies to be given away. The movie is also expected to be screened for a week, unless the cinema branch decides to pull it our early.
As of press time, Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple is scheduled to be released at the following branches: Megamall, East Ortigas, Sta. Mesa, Mall of Asia, Manila, Bacoor and Fairview. (as of 01:30pm, May 8, 2018)
Singaporean theater chain Golden Village Cinemas also listed on their website that the anime film will be premiere on Thursday, May 31, while Malaysian website cinema.com.my has listed the movie’s premiere in Malaysia on Thursday, July 5.
ODEX had previously announced last March that they will be distributing the movie in Southeast Asian cinemas.
Power users around the world are suddenly committing suicide one after another, in all cases after a strange fog appears at the scene. At a request from Ango Sakaguchi, the Armed Detective Agency head out to investigate Tatsuhiko Shibusawa, a power user who calls himself “collector,” and a man suspected of being tied to the incident. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple is the anime film adaptation of a supernatural action manga series, written by Kafka Asagiri and illustrated by Sango Harukawa, which has been serialized by Kadokawa Shoten magazine Young Ace since 2012. The manga currently has 14 volumes.
Takuya Igarashi, who directed the two television anime adaptations, returned to work on the anime film, while the movie’s scripts are handled by Yojo Enokido with Asagiri. Character designer Nobuhiro Arai returned to work on the movie, which was produced by anime studio BONES.
Yuto Uemura (as “Atsushi Nakajima”), Mamoru Miyano (as “Osamu Dazai”), Kisho Taniyama (as “Chuya Nakahara”), and Kensho Ono (as Ryunosuke Akutagawa”) reprises their respective roles in the movie.
The anime film ranked #7 during its first weekend on March 3, and earned over JP¥78 million (about PHP38 million) in 74 theaters in Japan.
The channel also aired the show’s original video animation, “He Walks Alone”, on video-on-demand and linear television service in August last year.
UPDATE 1 (04:00pm, May 7, 2018): Added Mall of Asia branch in list of SM Cinema branches screening the movie.
UPDATE 2 (05:00pm, May 7, 2018): Added Manila branch in list of SM Cinema branches screening the movie.
UPDATE 3 (01:30pm, May 8, 2018): Added Bacoor and Fairview branches in list of SM Cinema branches screening the movie, and updated Odex’s postings on social media.