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Latest Press Release from Crunchy Roll

I guess this is what Vince-san was talking about ....

1st DVD from streaming site; Bandai Ent. to distribute & Viz Cinema to screen film
Kun Gao, CEO of the Crunchyroll media-distribution website, has announced on this week's ANNCast podcast episode that his company licensed the North American DVD rights to Makoto Shinkai's 5 Centimeters Per Second film. This will be the first DVD release licensed by Crunchyroll. Crunchyroll hopes to ship the new DVD with Bang Zoom! Entertainment's recent English dub in late September or early October.

Byousoku 5 Centimeter - a chain of short stories about their distance. is the second full-length film from the auteur director and writer Makoto Shinkai (Voices of a Distant Star, The Place Promised in Our Early Days, She and Her Cat). The film is split into three individual segments, and it premiered in Japan in 2007. Shinkai is already working on his next anime feature film with most of his 5 Centimeters Per Second staff, and he posted initial imageboard art from the upcoming project in December.

Crunchyroll is handling the production, promotion, and financing of the new DVD release for 5 Centimeters Per Second, while Bandai Entertainment helping to manufacture, package, and distribute the DVD. The Viz Cinema theater in San Francisco's "New People" cultural entertainment center will screen the film on September 14. Crunchyroll had streamed the film along with other Shinkai works to mark Global Shinkai Day on February 28 last year and this year. ADV Films had licensed the film and released a DVD with the company's own dub in 2008.

Image Makoto Shinkai/CoMix Wave Films

Very Cool. Way to go Crunchy Roll

From the Crunchy Roll website ...

Whats up guys

We've got some great news for everyone in the San Francisco Bay Area or those willing to travel to here.
CR has teamed up with Anime on Display and the good folks at New People, and will be participating at the 2nd Annual J-Pop Summit, located in Japan town at the New People's building on 1746 Post Street.

We will have a special screening on Tuesday September 14 and will be airing a newly remastered version of Makoto Shinkai's 5 Centimeters Per Second. There will be two screening times starting at 7 and 8:45 pm PST, and in between both screenings we will have a special VIP event for all attendees!

Tickets to the screenings are only $10. You can purchase them right here:

7:00 pm showing
8:45 pm showing

The best part is that when you get your tickets, you'll not only have access into see this amazing film, but it also gets you:

Access into the VIP event
A gift bag with some AMAZING PRIZES you can't get anywhere else
Automatically enters you into a raffle to win a TON of Crunchyroll memberships
Raffle entry for FREE passes to AOD's upcoming convention

You can go directly to to see the full schedule of events throughout the week as well as purchase your tickets there.

There are a limited number of tickets so don't miss out on this amazing event!
Come through, show your support and party with the CR, AOD and New People crowd!

See you there!

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