The Official Twitter account of Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? anime series has revealed on Thursday that its upcoming anime film adaptation will be screened in overseas territories.
The tweet announced that Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion anime film will be released in cinemas in North America, United Kingdom, Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand.
No specific details had been revealed at the moment, but it is expected to be announced in the coming days.
We, all Danmachi staff are so glad to announce "Danmachi The MOVIE" will be released below areas.
North America, UK, Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand.
To be detailed.#danmachi
— 『ダンまち』シリーズ アニメ公式 (@danmachi_anime) February 7, 2019
Anime Pilipinas reached out to Singapore-based anime licensor ODEX for comment, but only gave this statement, “We will handle 90% of Japan Anime Movie release in South East Asia (SEA).”
APN also tried to reach out to Southeast Asian anime channel ANIPLUS Asia, broadcaster of the DanMachi anime series, but has not responded to our messages.
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion is an upcoming anime film based on the light novel series, written by Fujino Oomori and illustrated by Suzuhito Yasuda, which is being published by SB Creative under the GA Bunko imprint since January 2013. The light novel series currently has 14 volumes.
Katsushi Sakurabi, who previously worked in Gunparade March and Alice & Zoroku, will direct the anime film, while Shigeki Kimoto returns to handle the character designs, which will be produced by J.C. Staff. Light novel creator Oomori will handle the film’s scripts.
Inori Minase (as Hestia) and Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (as Bell Cranell), will be joined by the singer and voice actor Maaya Sakamoto as “Artemis”.
The anime film will be released in Japanese cinemas on Friday, February 15.
Southeast Asian anime channel ANIPLUS Asia had aired the DanMachi anime series on a simulcast basis in Spring 2015. The series also made its free-to-air premiere on terrestrial broadcaster TV5 in May 2017, which was dubbed in Filipino.
The anime channel also aired Sword Oratoria: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side, which is a spin-off of the original series, in Spring 2017.