Do You Want More Anime Movies?! Of Course You Do!
Anime Expo (as well as other sources) have been filled to the brim with news of new and recently-acquired anime films. Which ones, you ask? How does a new Fullmetal Alchemist movie sound?
The final episode of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood contained an announcement saying that production on a film version of the recent FMA anime is currently in production. No word on the plot or release date, but considering that the manga has ended (and the anime ended the same way the manga did) fans can only speculate if the Elric Brothers will be in either a new adventure, or a rehash of the series in movie form.
At Anime Expo Production I.G. announced that Right Stuf has licensed Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie. A release date has yet to be announced.
Montreal's Fantasia Film Festival (running July 8-28) will be screening the International premieres of Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection and Gintama: The Movie. The festival will also be screening the North American premiere of Je T'aime, the latest short film from Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell, The Sky Crawlers).
Finally (the biggest news of all): FUNimation has announced at Anime Expo that it has licensed the movie Trigun: Badlands Rumble for a 2011 theatrical and home release. A subtitled premiere of the film was held yesterday at the convention.