Eleven Arts have announced that they will begin screening The Wonderland across the U.S. and Canada starting on January 31. Currently, 115 theaters have been chosen for the US with Canadian theaters coming soon. The film will be screened with the original Japanese audio and English subtitles.

The film is being directed by Keiichi Hara (Miss Hokusai, Colorful) while Ilya Kuvshinov (books such as Momentary and Eternal) is providing the character and visual designs.

Eleven Arts describes the film as follows:


The Wonderland is based on the original story “The Mysterious Journey from the Basement,” by Sachiko Kashiwaba, and is coming to select U.S. movie theaters nationwide. The film was released as “Birthday Wonderland” (バースデ ー・ワンダーランド) in Japan, and “Wonderland, le royaume sans pluie” in France. The Wonderland was created at the animation studio Signal.MD, the studio that brought you “Napping Princess,” and “Recovery of an MMO Junkie” comes a fantastic and colorful adventure for all ages.

On the day before her birthday, young Akane meets the mysterious alchemist Hippocrates who brings her through a basement and into a fantastical world full of magic and color. He reveals that this world is in danger, and as the “Green Goddess” it is her destiny and responsibility to save this world. The only problem? Akane just wants to go home.

To get up-to-date information on locations and tickets, check out the official website: http://www.elevenarts.net/wonderland

Eleven Arts has also released a trailer which you can check out below:



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