Monster Strike The Movie
Monster Strike The Movie (モンスターストライク THE MOVIE はじまりの場所へ) is a 2016 Japanese animated action-adventure film directed by Shinpei Ezaki, written by Taku Kishimoto and based on the video game Monster Strike by Mixi and Yoshiki Okamoto. It is a prequel and sequel to the ONA anime series of the same name. It was released in Japan by Warner Bros. on 10 December 2016. The film was eventually released on DVD and Blu-ray in Japan on April 19, 2017 as well as a limited edition. It is unknown if it is region free or not.
|Monster Strike The Movie|
|Japanese||モンスターストライク THE MOVIE はじまりの場所へ|
|Directed by||Shinpei Ezaki|
|Produced by||Nao Hirasawa|
|Screenplay by||Taku Kishimoto|
|Based on||Monster Strike|
by Mixi and Yoshiki Okamoto
|Edited by||Mai Hasegawa|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|Box office||¥740 million ($6.8 million)|
It's a prequel story to the main events of the first season.
- Maaya Sakamoto as Ren Homura (young) 
- Tomo Muranaka as Haruma Kagutsuchi (young) 
- Lynn as Aoi Mizusawa 
- Juri Kimura as Minami Wakaba 
- Kengo Kawanishi as Akira Kagetsuki 
- Jun Fukushima as Oragon 
- Yūsuke Kobayashi as Ren Homura 
- Nana Mizuki as Arthur 
- Kōichi Yamadera as Genome 
- Kin'ya Kitaōji as Kentarō Ishibashi 
On its opening weekend in Japan, the film was number-one by admissions, with 390,416, and number-two by gross, with ¥439.6 million ($3.8 million). Its final box office gross in Japan was ¥740 million ($6.8 million).
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- "Box Office Gross, TV Anime Adaptations". Someanithing: Anime DVD/BD Sales in Japan. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
- "Monster Strike the Movie Earns 439 Million Yen in Opening Weekend, Tops Japan's Box Office (Updated)". Anime News Network. 12 December 2016. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
- "モンスターストライク THE MOVIE はじまりの場所へ(2016)". allcinema (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
- "Monster Strike the Movie Is an 80s Kids Adventure Film, but with Dragons". ANIME NOW!. Retrieved 2017-03-25.
- Schilling, Mark (December 12, 2016). "Japan Box Office: 'Monster Strike,' 'Fantastic Beasts' Dispute Top Spot". Variety.
- Official website (in Japanese)
- Monster Strike The Movie (anime) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
- Monster Strike The Movie on IMDb
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