The Concierge

Crunchyroll secures North American rights to The Concierge for 2024 release

Anime streaming giant Crunchyroll has announced they are bringing the animated movie The Concierge to Canada, the United States and other countries next year.

The movie is based on Tsuchika Nishimura’s manga The Concierge at Hokkyoku Department Store, which was serialized in Shogakukan’s Big Comic Zokan magazine between February 2017 and November 2018.

Akino is a trainee concierge at the Hokkyoku Department Store, an unusual department store that caters exclusively to animals. Under the watchful eyes of the floor manager and senior concierges, Akino runs around to fulfill the wishes of customers with a myriad of needs and problems in her pursuit to become a full-fledged concierge.

The Concierge
Akino serves the animal community as a concierge-in-training in a large department store. Image courtesy of Crunchyroll.

The 70-minute long film is directed by Yoshimi Itazu, with animation by Production I.G. The Japanese voice cast bills Natsumi Kawaida as Akino, Takeo Otsuka as Elulu, and Kenjiro Tsuda as Woolly.

The Concierge will premiere in Japanese theatres on Friday, October 20th, 2023, followed by a screening in Los Angeles, California at the Animation Is Film Festival on Saturday, October 21st, 2023.

Source: Crunchyroll press release

©2023 Tsuchika Nishimura/Shogakukan/ “The Concierge” Film Partners


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