Anticipated Anime Headed To The Big Screen

January 27th, 2023Anticipated Anime Headed To The Big Screen

When it comes to anime movies, there have been some amazing ones that have come around over the last decade, such as impeccable Studio Ghibli films like THE WIND RISES or SPIRITED AWAY, and in 2022, there was no shortage of great films that debuted in theatres. Fans were greeted with movies such as DRAGON BALL SUPER: SUPER HERO, and the continuation of the popular anime series, ONE PIECE: RED.

But now, 2023 is here with new anime movies for fans to get excited about. From films that are currently in theatres, such as THAT TIME I GOT REINCARNATED AS A SLIME THE MOVIE: SCARLET BOND, to ones that are coming out within the next few months, like SWORD ART ONLINE -PROGRESSIVE- SCHERZO OF DEEP NIGHT or DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA – TO THE SWORDSMITH VILLAGE, here are some great picks for new anime movies that film fans should check out on their next trip to their local AMC theatre.

That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime The Movie: Scarlet Bond

That title sounds like something that most would probably turn away at the thought of – getting reincarnated as a slime? Doesn’t seem quite appealing. But, rest assured, the film features far more than just someone getting turned into a slime – rather, it’s a story of action and magic.

THAT TIME I GOT REINCARNATED AS A SLIME THE MOVIE: SCARLET BOND is based on the anime of the same name, and features a new story by the Fuse, the author behind the novel series that the original anime is based on. The plot mainly follows Rimuru and Hiiro, with the former being the reincarnated slime, but this time, he evolves into a Demon Lord who crosses paths with Hiiro, one of the long survivors of the Ogre race. They are then led into a brand new adventure full of action and magic, in a world where a strange power is held by a Queen in the kingdom of Raja.

The movie itself is full of plenty of fun action moments with cool fight scenes, but if viewers haven’t seen the original anime it is based on, they should most certainly check that out after watching this continuation of the story. The film adds so much more fantasy to the series as a whole and involves some awesome talent.

THAT TIME I GOT REINCARNATED AS A SLIME THE MOVIE: SCARLET BOND opened January 20th


Sword Art Online -Progressive- Scherzo Of Deep Night

Based on the anime “Sword Art Online,” this movie is based on the world of the original and is a sequel to the film SWORD ART ONLINE PROGRESSIVE: ARIA OF THE STARLESS NIGHT. The movie, SWORD ART ONLINE PROGRESSIVE: SCHERZO OF DEEP NIGHT, takes place in a world where a huge multiplayer online role-playing game exists, but there are far more dangerous tasks at hand. In the last film, two of the strongest players come together to win, and now, the sequel follows their adventures.

Within the universe of the movie, it’s been about two months since their first deadly game, but the two main characters, Asuna and Kirito, continue to show just how strong and good they are at surviving. As they continue to succeed, though, the challenges get harder and harder along the way as they face even deadlier monsters.

The anime series that the movie is based on is very popular, and SWORD ART ONLINE PROGRESSIVE: SCHERZO OF DEEP NIGHT will be a great addition to the lore of the manga and anime series. What also makes it better is that there’s plenty of sci-fi animated action for science fiction fans out there, so viewers will never be bored as they’re whisked away onto this technologically deadly adventure.

SWORD ART ONLINE PROGRESSIVE: SCHERZO OF DEEP NIGHT opens February 3rd


Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba - To The Swordsmith Village

Arguably one of the most popular anime in the world right now is “Demon Slayer,” telling the story of young Tanjiro, a boy who takes it upon himself to learn how to slay demons in order to find a way to save his sister from her curse as a demon. Along the way, he fights deadly demons and humans alike, all with the help of his friends and mentors.

The next arc of the story will be continued in DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA – TO THE SWORDSMAN VILLAGE. This theatrical release will include the story that most fans already know, the Entertainment District arc, where Tanjiro and his friends faced off against the demons Daki and Gyutaro, with the help of one of the Hashira, Tenzin Uzui. But, the second half of the film will jump right into the new arc, featuring Tanjiro and his friends as they go on a new adventure with the Mist and Love Hashira, two expert Demon Slayers.

The next arc will open with Tanjiro having to explain why his sword was so damaged, and as he waits for it to be repaired, more enemies start to come in and hunt him down. Now, it’s up to him, his friends, and his mentors to make sure they all survive.

If, for some reason, fans haven’t watched the “Demon Slayer” series, they should check it out, as the anime is critically acclaimed and considered one of today’s best. For those who want a good action film with some great animation, this is the movie to go to. It will be the beginning of a new adventure when DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA – TO THE SWORDSMAN VILLAGE opens on March 3rd.


With so many great films coming out, fans of the movies are going to have to carve out time to head to their local AMC Theatre in order to see them. 2023 is looking to be a great year for anime movies.

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