Crunchyroll Movie Night at Home Series Launches May 1 in the UK and Ireland

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Crunchyroll Movie Night at Home

Anime fans in the UK and Ireland are in for a treat this year. May 1 marks the official kickoff of Crunchyroll Movie Night at Home in the regions, bringing with it a new anime film premiere on the 1st of every month for the next 12 months. Select films will also be available to Crunchyroll members in the US, and it all starts with Penguin Highway

Penguin Highway will be available for the entire month of May. Here’s the official synopsis:

In “Penguin Highway”, Aoyama-kun is an intelligent and studious 4th grade student who is constantly jotting down everything that he learns in his notebooks. He is also on good terms with “Onee-san”, a young lady who works at the dental clinic that Aoyama-kun goes to. Aoyama-kun is shocked one day when he encounters a penguin in the middle of his suburban town, which is nowhere near the sea. The mystery only deepens when Aoyama-kun observes “Onee-san” tossing away a can of cola, only for the can to turn into a penguin!

Every film will be on Crunchyroll for a month until the next film rolls around at the start of the following month. Check out the full lineup below.

May 1- Penguin Highway  (UK/IE) 

© 2018 Tomihiko Morimi, KADOKAWA / Penguin Highway Production Committee

June 1 – Patema Inverted (UK/IE)

©Yasuhiro YOSHIURA/Sakasama Film Committee 2013

July 1 – The Relative Worlds (UK/IE, USA) 

 ©The Relative Worlds

August 1 – PROMARE (UK/IE)

©TRIGGER,Kazuki Nakashima/XFLAG

September 1 – Giovanni’s Island (UK/IE)

©2014 JAME

October 1 – Mai Mai Miracle (UK/IE, USA)

© Nobuko Takagi / magazine House “Maimaishinko” Film Committee

November 1 – Fireworks (UK/IE) 

© 2017 TOHO / Aniplex / SHAFT / KADOKAWA / TOY’S FACTORY / JR Kikaku / Lawson HMV Entertainment / LINE

December 1 – Tokyo Marble Chocolate (UK/IE, USA) 

 © 2007 Production I.G / Project Tokyo Marble Chocolate

January 1, 2022 – 5 Centimeters Per Second (UK/IE) 

© Makoto Shinkai / CoMix Wave Films

February 1, 2022 – Your Name. (UK/IE) 

 ©2016 TOHO CO., LTD. / CoMix Wave Films Inc. / KADOKAWA CORPORATION / East Japan MarketingCommunications,Inc. / AMUSE INC. / voque ting co.,ltd. / Lawson HMV Entertainment, Inc.

March 1, 2022 – Children Who Chase Lost Voices (UK/IE) 

©Makoto Shinkai/CMMMY

April 1, 2022 – The Place Promised in Our Early Days (UK/IE) 

© Makoto Shinkai / CoMix Wave Films

Now, get ready for Penguin Highway, and enjoy the full year of movies to follow!

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his comics at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.

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