Eleven Arts Anime to Release “Penguin Highway” Nationwide on April 12th

The Two Gay Geeks received this press release from our friend Deborah Gilels at LA Media Consultants.

Penguin Highway is a new Anime Feature form Eleven Arts Anime.

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Penguin Highway to Open April 5th in New York City, Nationwide April 12th

(LOS ANGELES, CA — March 28, 2019) — ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio will be distributing the sci-fi coming-of-age film Penguin Highway in the US and Canada. The film, directed by Hiroyasu Ishida, won the Axis: The Satoshi Kon Award for Excellence in Animation award at Fantasia International Film Festival for the best animated feature. The film has also been nominated for the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year.

Director Ishida rose to prominence in 2009 with his award winning self-produced short Fumiko no kokuhaku which led him to direct many more critically acclaimed shorts, wildly popular anime ad campaigns, and now finally his first feature film.

Penguin Highway is an adaptation of Tomihiko Morimi’s best-selling novel by the same. Mr. Morimi is also the author of The Night is Short, Walk on Girl, which also had an anime film adaptation made and released in the US in 2018.

The LA-based distribution company ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio has set April 12, 2019 as the theatrical release date for the film and will have an early release date in New York City, April 5th at the Village East Cinema. The film will screen with the original Japanese dialogue with subtitles as well as the English dub.


Budding genius Aoyama is only in the 4th grade, but already lives his life like a scientist. When penguins start appearing in his sleepy suburb hundreds of miles from the sea, Aoyama vows to solve the mystery. When he finds the source of the penguins is a woman from his dentist’s office, they team up for an unforgettable summer adventure!


About ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio

ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio is a Los Angeles-based distribution company known for bringing high-quality Japanese anime to North America. ELEVEN ARTS’ anime titles include Digimon Adventure Tri. Chapter 1: Reunion, the Evangelion franchise, The Last Naruto: The Movie, Boruto: Naruto the Movie, The Anthem of the Heart, Sailor Moon R: The Movie, Sword Art Online: The Movie – Ordinal Scale, LUPIN THE 3RD: The Castle of Cagliostro, A Silent Voice, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha: Reflection, Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern, Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms and Laughing Under The Cloud: Gaiden.


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