Madman Licenses ‘The Last: Naruto the Movie’ and ‘Love Live! School Idol Project’

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Madman Entertainment has just announced at Supanova Brisbane that they have acquired the theatrical rights to The Last: Naruto the Movie and the home video rights to Love Live! School Idol Project.

The Last: Naruto the Movie is the conclusion to the long-running franchise Naruto, which has been running for over 15 years. On January 17, 2015, cinemas across Australia will be screening the film. Tickets and more details will be made available shortly at The film will only be shown in cinemas for one day.

Madman describes the film: “The moon is approaching dangerously close to Earth! Unless something is done, the moon will disintegrate, showering the earth with gigantic meteorites. As the clock ticks towards the end of the world, can Naruto save the earth from this crisis? The final chapter of Naruto’s story unfolds!”. The following cinemas will be showing the film:

New South Wales:

  • Event Cinemas – George St, Sydney
  • Dendy Cinema – Newtown
  • Avoca Beach Picture Theatre – Avoca Beach
  • Hoyts Penrith
  • Hoyts Blacktown


  • Cinema Nova – Carlton
  • Hoyts Highpoint
  • Hoyts Frankston


  • Dendy Portside – Hamilton
  • Event Cinemas – Myer Centre
  • BCC Cairns City
  • Hoyts Sunnybank

South Australia:

  • Palace Nova Eastend
  • Hoyts Tea Tree Plaza

Western Australia:

  • Luna Leederville
  • Hoyts Carousel


  • State Hobart

Australian Central Territory:

  • Dendy Canberra

The school idol drama Love Live! School Idol Project will be available for streaming on AnimeLab. A home video release date will be confirmed in 2015.

Madman describes the series: “The traditional school Otonokizaka High is situated between the three towns of Akihabara, Kanda, and Jimbocho. This school is also in imminent danger of closing. Because of this crisis, the second year student Honoka Kosaka takes center stage with eight others to do something about it!”.

The announcement does not state exactly how much of the Love Live! anime was licensed.

From November 2014 to September 2017, this author covered as much anime news as possible, and published several dozen reviews of anime and Cartoon Network titles thanks primarily to Madman and Hanabee.

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