30+ Anime Films Coming to VR Thanks to Funimation and Bigscreen

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Funimation has teamed up with Bigscreen to launch over 30 anime films to the virtual reality theater platform. The films will be available starting on May 1 and feature special screenings every weekend starting with the hit Your Name. These weekend screenings will be broadcast live at the price of $3.99 and start at 6 PM Pacific. Here are all the planned weekend screenings:

  • May 1: Your Name

  • May 8: My Hero Academia: Two Heroes

  • May 15: Akira

  • May 21: The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

  • May 29: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

  • June 5: Sword of the Stranger

  • June 12: I Am A Hero

If you’re not interested in these options, don’t worry. Bigscreen will offer the following titles as VOD titles:

  • Your Name

  • Planetarian: Storyteller of the Stars

  • The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya Movie

  • The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

  • Steins Gate Movie

  • Strike Witches Movie

  • Fairy Tail Dragon Cry Movie

  • Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess

  • Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie

  • Akira

  • Attack on Titan Part 1

  • Attack on Titan Part 2

  • Shin Godzilla

  • I Am A Hero

  • Parasyte Part 1

  • Parasyte Part 2

  • My Hero Academia: Two Heroes

  • Boy and the Beast

  • Triguns Badland Rumble

  • Death Note: Light Up the New World

  • Death Note

  • Death Note: The Last Name

  • Psycho-Pass: The Movie

  • Eden of the East: Air Communication

  • Eden of the East: King of Eden

  • Eden of the East: Paradise Lost

  • Assassination Classroom The Movie: 365 Days’ Time

  • Garo: Divine Flame

  • Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic

  • Sword of the Stranger

  • The School Idol Movie: Over the Rainbow

Colin Decker of Funimation released the following statement:

Anime has never been more popular and we’re pleased to be working with Bigscreen to bring new releases and classics to their audience. Anime has always been built around community and shared experiences. Enabling fans to connect through the magic of VR is a natural expression of our commitment to connect fans with the art and culture of Anime through innovative experiences.

Darshan Shankar of Bigscreen added:

We are excited to partner with Funimation to host anime film screenings in VR. Our unique platform enables people to hang out with anime fans from around the world and watch their favorite anime together.

Bigscreen is compatible with Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, Oculus Go, HTC Vive, Valve Index, all SteamVR headsets, and all Microsoft Windows Mixed Reality headsets. You can download Bigscreen from the official site.

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