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Super Mario Bros Movie Japanese Dub Will Appear at Select Screenings

Select movie theaters in North America will show the Japanese version of The Super Mario Bros. Movie. It will start for a limited time from April 28, 2023, which is the same date that the movie debuts in Japan. However, if this will be your first time watching the The Super Mario Bros. Movie, you will need to know Japanese. The movie theaters will not offer subtitles.

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The cities and movie theaters that will show the Japanese dub version (without any subtitles) of The Super Mario Bros Movie are:

  • Honolulu, HI: Consolidated Theatres Ward
  • Los Angeles, CA: AMC Del Amo 18
  • Los Angeles, CA: AMC Orange 30
  • Los Angeles, CA: AMC Burbank 16
  • Seattle, WA: Cinemark Lincoln Square Cinemas
  • Toronto, ON: Yonge-Dundas Cineplex Cinemas
  • New York, NY: AMC Empire 25
  • San Francisco, CA: AMC Mercado 20
  • San Francisco, CA: AMC Metreon 16
  • Vancouver, BC: SilverCity Riverport Cinemas

The Japanese dub will have the voice talents of Mamoru Miyano (Ryuji from Persona 5) as Mario and Tasuku Hatanaka (Yuma from Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal) as Luigi. According to Shigeru Miyamoto, who is the creator of the Super Mario series, the Japanese script has localized several jokes that were more Westerner-specific. This could have contributed to the delay in the movie’s release in the game series’s native Japan.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie is airing in movie theaters worldwide, and it will debut in Japan on April 28, 2023. That is also the date the Japanese dub version will appear in select screenings in North America.

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Stephanie is a senior writer who has been writing for games journalism and translating since 2020. After graduating with a BA in English and a Certificate in Creative Writing, she spent a few years teaching English and history before fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a writer. In terms of games, she loves RPGs, action-adventure, and visual novels. Aside from writing for Siliconera and Crunchyroll, she translates light novels, manga, and video games.