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European streaming site Viewster announces new UK/ROI shows

Date: Tuesday 28th October 2014 [21:53] | Posted By: Eeeper
Category: > Anime

European based legal streaming site announces Cross Ange and immediate streaming of new Gundam Reconguista in G for UK/ROI in addition to existing anime streaming on the site.

Read More... | Source: Viewster

MCM Comic Con UK Licence Round up

Date: Sunday 26th October 2014 [12:11] | Posted By: Eeeper
Category: > Anime

Anime Limited and Manga UK formalise licence announcements at MCM Comic Con London 2014 along with MVM's already announced titles.

Read More... | Source: UK Anime Network

Studio Ghibli to close down (or is it?)

Date: Sunday 3rd August 2014 [17:16] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Production > Studio Ghibli

The internet has lit up with the news that Studio Ghibli is to close down. Being the internet it's also full of misinformation. According to sources, Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki said on the MBS Channel that they're restructuring Studio Ghibli. They are considering closing animation department. Many speculators in the industry are not surprised by this.

Kotaku have a good analysis of the story and it's details. As they correctly point out, an event like Studio Ghibli closing down would be all over Japanese News sources. Currently it is not.

Update: We've changed the source of this article to Kotaku, as they have a great analysis of what's going on.

Read More... | Source: Kotaku

Ghost in the Shell UK Cinema and Limited Edition Blu-Ray Steelbook Release Details

Date: Monday 28th July 2014 [15:09] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

UK Anime fans will be pleased to hear the news that Manga Entertainment UK have sent us. We've been told as it's the 25th anniversary since the original Masamune Shirow manga was released, the film will receive a limited theatrical run at select Picturehouse Cinemas from 27th September 2014. Following on from that on Monday 29th September the movie will get a HD Blu-ray release with a bonus 22-page booklet, in a limited edition steel book. Fans will note that this the first time the original movie has had a high-def release in the UK.

The limited edition Steelbook is available to pre-order now from the Amazon.co.uk now.

Read More... | Source: Amazon.co.uk

New Directors From Japan - third windows Films Kickstarter Campaign

Date: Monday 21st July 2014 [15:25] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

The good folks from UK based Eastern movie distributor Third Window Films have got in touch with us to tell us about their Kickstarter Crowd-Funding Campaign. They plan to fund a Dual Format 3-disc Limited Edition release of New Directors from Japan. Basically this release will cover up and coming talent from Japan, with a unique and entertaining edge.

Update At the time of writing the goal has been met, and the campaign has been closed. We want stretch goals!

Read More... | Source: Third Window Films

An interview with Blue Exorcist Movie Staff Takamitsu Inoue and Atsushi Takahashi

Date: Wednesday 4th June 2014 [16:59] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Features

A few weeks ago two of the production staff behind the Blue Exorcist Movie were visiting the May 2014 MCM London Comic Con. They were there to promote Manga Entertainment's UK release and catch up with fans. We were lucky enough to meet and interview Takamitsu Inoue the film's Producer and Atsushi Takahashi the director.

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

Netflix licenses Harlock CG film for all territories

Date: Saturday 24th May 2014 [12:55] | Posted By: Eeeper
Category: > Anime

Netflix announces streaming rights have been acquired for 2013 Captain Harlock CG feature film.

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

Anime Limited licence Wings of Honneamise

Date: Thursday 22nd May 2014 [15:04] | Posted By: Eeeper
Category: > Anime

UK anime distributor licenses classic 1980's anime feature film from Studio GAINAX and directed by Hiroyuki Yamaga.

Read More... | Source: Anime Limited

VIZ Media US licences entire Sailor Moon anime library

Date: Saturday 17th May 2014 [16:19] | Posted By: Eeeper
Category: > Anime

VIZ Media announce the licensing of the Sailor Moon animated library for streaming and home video release in North America.

Read More... | Source: Anime News Network

Patema Inverted Quad Poster Give Away

Date: Saturday 17th May 2014 [13:34] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

Patema Inverted is out now in selected cinemas across the UK. To celebrate, we've got a very nice quad poster of the anime film to give away. What's a quad poster? Well film buff would already know, it's the standard size poster used in UK cinemas to promote films. They are 40 inches by 30 inches in landscape format.

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

Patema Inverted UK Kickstarter funded in 5 hours

Date: Wednesday 7th May 2014 [16:08] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

Once again Anime Limited have proved to be masters of the Kickstarter Campaign, by meeting their crowdfunding target for the definitive edition of Patema Inverted in 5 hours! Not 5 weeks, or even 5 days, but 5 hours! As a result, they've had to add extra rewards too.

The movie is also now out at select UK cinemas. So check out www.patema.co.uk for a screening near you.

Read More... | Source: Anime Limited

The Anime Encyclopedia, 3rd Revised Edition release details

Date: Wednesday 7th May 2014 [15:01] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Retail

Anime expert Jonathan Clements has just updated his website revealing that The Anime Encylopedia will have a third edition and is schedule for publication in December 2014.

The popular book written by Jonathan Clements and Helen McCarthy has been expanded with over 1,000 new entries, over 4,000 updates and corrections. This book is one of those amazing multiple purpose references. If you're an anime fan you should own a copy. If you're an academic it's essential. If you're running a website dedicated to news for fans of Japan (just like this one), you'll already have the first and second editions and regularly use them to fact check and research, so you'll be keen to get your hands on the third edition.

You can pre-order the book from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com. Remember that Amazon's pre-order price promise means you'll also pay the lowest price offered by Amazon, so if the price dips between now and when it's released, you'll only pay the lowest price.

Source: Jonathan Clements Website - Schoolgirl Milky Crisis

Anime Limited hints at possible licence for Giovanni No Shima

Date: Wednesday 23rd April 2014 [4:48] | Posted By: Eeeper
Category: > Anime

Twitter rep for Anime Limited drops hint of possible licence confirmation of Production I.G. theatrical film

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

Anime Weekend at the BFI Southbank in London - May 2014

Date: Tuesday 25th March 2014 [17:12] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

Anime fans are already in for a treat at the BFI Southbank as we've covered before the news on their complete Studio Ghibli retrospective, which includes the latest Ghibli Movie The Wind Rises. Wanting to show even more anime, the BFI Southbank run biennial Anime Weekend, and it's running this year on from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th May 2014. They've got an amazing line up and a bit of something for everyone.

They'll be showing Ghost in the Shell Arise Part 1: Ghost Pain, and the UK Premiere of Part 2: Ghost Whispers (on Friday 16th May).

They'll also be showing Patema Inverted, Evangelion 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, the European Premiere of Tiger and Bunny: The Rising, One Piece: Strong World, plus Blue Exorcist: The Movie.

We haven't seen all these films, but we really do want to see them all. Especially Ghost in the Shell Arise and the latest Evangelion Movie.

Read More... | Source: BFI Southbank

The Wind Rises Review

Date: Wednesday 5th March 2014 [3:03] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

While Hayao Miyazaki's latest offering The Wind Rises awaits it's special UK preview on Wednesday 23rd April 2014, it is currently being shown in the US and Australia. We were lucky enough to catch a screening in English recently.

Here's our review of the film.

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

Patema Inverted UK Cinema Screening Details

Date: Wednesday 5th March 2014 [1:13] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

UK based anime fans looking for some cinema action will be pleased to hear about the up coming release of Pateman Inverted. The film debuted in the UK as part of the Scotland Loves Anime Screenings, and will be released in cinemas on Friday 2nd May 2014. Anime Limited will be bringing it to the big screen.

Read More... | Source: Anime Limited

BFI Southbank launch complete Studio Ghibli feature film retrospective, including a preview of The Wind Rises.

Date: Thursday 20th February 2014 [15:34] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

UK fans of Studio Ghibli will be very pleased to hear the news we've been sent from the good folks at the BFI. From April to May 2014 the BFI Southbank will launch complete Studio Ghibli feature film retrospective, including a preview of The Wind Rises. They'll be celebrating the Studio's 30th Anniversary.

They'll also be showing a preview of Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises. The latest film he's directed and likely to be his last as he says he's retired from film making. The Wind Rises will be screened on a special preview on Wednesday 23rd April 2013.

If you haven't seen a Studio Ghibli feature on the big screen before, we strongly suggest you do. It's a special treat to see these films as they're intend on the big screen!

Read More... | Source: BFI Southbank

Anime Limited launch Kickstarter campaign for Mai Mai Miracle

Date: Monday 3rd February 2014 [14:20] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

After spending a few days teasing followers to guess, Anime Limited have announced the details of their Kick Starter Campaign to bring Mai Mai Miracle to the UK and US.

The film has yet to get any English speaking territory home video release, only being shown occasionally at anime film festivals. We first discovered the film at a Barbican Screening in 2009 and were immediately fans. It's made by Mad House, the studio well know for hight quality releases. The film itself has that nostalgic Ghibli like feel to it, with it's own touch of whimsy. We've been wondering why it hasn't had an English language blu-ray or DVD release yet, and we always recommend people see it if they can. It's one of those rare must see family movies.

Anime Limited are aiming to bring it on blu-ray to both the UK and US! For us this is a no brainer. This is a case of shut up and take my money.

Read More... | Source: Anime Limited

New trailer for upcoming Kiki's Delivery Service live action movie

Date: Friday 13th December 2013 [11:42] | Posted By: Voxie
Category: > Anime

I've just heard off the social grapevine that a new trailer is out for the live action version of Kiki's Delivery Service.

Youtube reactions have been so-so. I think the colour palette looks nice, and Kiki's actress looks lively, but it doesn't seem to the original Ghibli soundtrack.

It opens in Japan 1st March 2014.

Watch it here

Source: YouTube

Manga UK announces live viewing of K-On! movie through social media

Date: Tuesday 29th October 2013 [11:06] | Posted By: Eeeper
Category: > Anime

Manga UK will hold a social media live viewing event for K-On! movie on the 30th of October 2013

Read More... | Source: Manga Entertainment UK

Sci-Fi London Anime All Nighter October 2013 Details

Date: Tuesday 1st October 2013 [15:48] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

London based anime fans are in for a late night treat as the Sci-Fi London returns with their traditional Anime All Nighter. It's set to run at the Stratford Picture House from 11:15pm on Saturday 12th October 2013, it'll run until late into the night.

This years screening is an Eva centric one with Evangelion 1.0, Evangelion 2.0, and Evangelion 3.0, plus Wolf Children and Perfect Blue. All these films are fanastic by themselves, but so see them all together it's a rare treat. They really do need to be seen on the big screen to be enjoyed. As always, we've already added the details to the Otaku Calendar.

Source: Sci-Fi London

Anime Limited licenses Garden of Words for UK/ROI release

Date: Friday 27th September 2013 [15:00] | Posted By: Eeeper
Category: > Anime > Film

UK licensor announces theatrical and home video release for latest Makoto Shinkai film.

Read More... | Source: All The Anime

Mamoru Hosoda's Wolf Children in cinemas from Friday 25th Oct 2013

Date: Saturday 21st September 2013 [15:42] | Posted By: Voxie
Category: > Anime > Film

Mamoru Hosoda's (Summer Wars, The Girl Who Left Through Time) new film Wolf Children is out in cinemas from the end of next month.

Based on a woman's relations with a man who can change into a wolf, and later, her two half-wolf children. While it may sound barking mad, what follows is a heart warming tale about being human, and loving regardless of differences.

If you're not convinced, check out Manga UK's trailer here. Convinced yet? Read the press release after the jump!

Read More... | Source: Manga Entertainment UK

Wolf Girl - The Princess Mononoke fan film

Date: Saturday 14th September 2013 [11:05] | Posted By: Franki Webb
Category: > Fandom

Any filmmaker will tell you that producing a movie is- hard work. The time, effort and sometimes budget issues can get in the way of making a vision a reality. That challenge is only intensified when it's a fan-based film, reaping no financial rewards at the end and with only the love of the story to keep them going. But that's exactly what filmmakers, Nate Drake and Georgie Donovan are doing, currently in the works is Wolf Girl, a movie about a modern teenage girl struggling to save the forest she calls home from humans, who are cutting down the trees for their own needs. She then joins forces with wolves in a bid to defend her home.

Read More... | Source: Wolf Girl Movie

Otaku News Podcast Episode 10

Date: Monday 29th July 2013 [15:36] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Podcast

The Otaku News Podcast team braved the heat trap that is Colin's flat to bring you the latest installment of podcast goodness. We discuss some of the news to come out of Anime Expo, review The Eccentric Family and Yuyushiki and discuss the 3DS and the Final Fantasy 14 Beta. As Rebecca is off to Japan soon, Spike and Colin tell tale's of their previous trips to the land of the rising sun.

Download Otaku News Podcast Episode 10

MP3 File:
27.9 MB
1 Hour 0 minutes 59 seconds

[Direct Download] [Torrent]

Contact the Podcast crew at:
podcast@otakunews.com
or reach us via Twitter at @OtakuNewsCast
Disagree with us? Suggestions? Ideas? Contact us!

Note general site enquiries should go as usual to Joe at webmaster@otakunews.com

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

An interview With Anime Director Shinichiro Watanabe

Date: Saturday 27th July 2013 [16:38] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Features

It's not every day you meet an anime director, yet alone one from one of the most highly regarded anime series of all time. Thanks to good folks at Anime Limited we were able to catch up with Shinichiro Watanabe, who is best known as the director of Cowboy Bebop. He has also directed the hip-hop samurai mash-up Samurai Champloo and more recently the jazz anime Kids on the Slope.

We caught up with Shinichiro Watanabe at the May 2013 London MCM Comic Con. He was in town to promote the new release of Cowboy Bebop on Blu-ray along with the DVD and Blu-ray release of Kids on the Slope.

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

Anime Limited announce the theatrical release of A Letter to Momo in the UK

Date: Thursday 6th June 2013 [16:39] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

This week is a good week for UK based anime company Anime Limited. They've just released 009 RE:Cyborg in UK cinemas and they're following up this with news of their next UK cinema release. In Winter 2013 they'll be releasing A Letter to Momo. The movie is directed by Hiroyuki Okiura, who is best known as the director behind Jin-Roh: Wolf Brigade. They're currently waiting for the dub to be completed in the USA before releasing it in UK cinemas.

Read More... | Source: Anime Limited

An Interview With Anime Director Kenji Kamiyama

Date: Monday 3rd June 2013 [15:20] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Features

April 2013, it's spring time in London, it should be warm and sunny, but instead it's snowing sideways. We're off to meet renowned anime direction Kenji Kamiyama, writer and director of hit titles like Ghost in The Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Eden of the East and Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit.

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

009 RE:Cyborg Cinema Review 2

Date: Monday 3rd June 2013 [14:58] | Posted By: Eeeper
Category: > Anime > Film

We're not going to give you one, but two different takes on the latest anime cinema screening of 009 RE:Cyborg. We also have an interview with the film's director Kenji Kamiyama. Here's Eeeper's take on the title.

Working off the notion that all good remakes don't try and make sense of their origins, RE: Cyborg 009 is a fresh and funky look at a classic manga and anime. If you've ever read or watched Shotaro Ishinomori's original tale then you are missing out on a great thing. Despite having a cute exterior with cartoonish designs, Ishinomori's ideas in the background tackle things like racism, war, poverty and the brutal nature of the, then, growing military industrial complex that arose after the Second World War. Kenji Kamiyama's version takes all of these aspects and posits an interesting question? If after we stop fighting nations, ideologies and groups who is left to fight? Ourselves would be the main answer but what if it's not another person but our own values, beliefs and morals? While there is a definable enemy that the main heroes fight, the best way to describe them are antagonists who are created by the situation not by themselves.

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

009 RE:Cyborg Cinema Review 1

Date: Monday 3rd June 2013 [14:54] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

We're not going to give you one, but two different takes on the latest anime cinema screening of 009 RE:Cyborg. We also have an interview with the film's director Kenji Kamiyama. Here's Joe's take on the title.

Production IG's Latest movie is a big budget action adventure based on the manga Cyborg 009 that started in the 1960's. Since then it's had several incarnations with different twists. The film was released in Japan in October 2012 and has already made its way to the UK at the BFI as part of a special screening with a Q&A from director Kenji Kamiyama. It'll also show in Scotland soon before hitting UK cinemas in June 2013 thanks to the good people from Anime Ltd. We like such a speedy turn around and hope it becomes such a regular thing for top notch titles.

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

Otaku News Podcast Episode 9

Date: Sunday 2nd June 2013 [9:08] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Podcast

The latest episode of the podcast sees a bumber crop of new shows and licenses, some recent news, reviews of Strike Suit Infinity, Code Geass and Majestic Prince. Full Metal Panic goes into the Hall Of Fame and then some brief discussions about the last series you really got into and the last game you finished.

Download Otaku News Podcast Episode 9

MP3 File:
29.3 MB
1 Hour 3 minutes 53 seconds

[Direct Download] [Torrent]

Contact the Podcast crew at:
podcast@otakunews.com
or reach us via Twitter at @OtakuNewsCast
Disagree with us? Suggestions? Ideas? Contact us!

Note general site enquiries should go as usual to Joe at webmaster@otakunews.com

You can also get the following episodes here -
Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 7
Episode 8

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

Japanese video streaming service to be viewable in UK/ROI

Date: Sunday 24th March 2013 [14:13] | Posted By: Eeeper
Category: > Anime

DAISUKI, a Japanese video streaming service for anime fans outside Japan, announces in multiple emails that their service will be available in the UK and Ireland.

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

009 Re:Cyborg with Kenji Kamiyama at the BFI Southbank in London April 2013

Date: Tuesday 19th March 2013 [16:25] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

UK anime fans will want to head over to the BFI Southbank in London on Thursday 4th April 2013 for a very special screening of 009 Re:Cyborg. The director Kenji Kamiyama will be there for a QA session, he also directed the hugely popular Ghost in the Shell: SAC, along with Eden of the East.

If you're in the UK and can't get to London, fear not 009 Re:Cyborg will be hitting UK cinemas in June 2013. It'll be released by new anime company on the block Anime.Ltd.

Read More... | Source: BFI Southbank

Studio Ghibli Season on Film4 UK

Date: Tuesday 19th March 2013 [15:45] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

UK anime fans will be pleased to hear that Film4 will be showing a season of wonderful Studio Ghibli Films. The season is timed for the Easter break and includes plenty of screenings on the free to air channel. The movies are set to run from Tuesday 26th March - Saturday 13th April 2013.

We updated the Otaku Calendar with all the details over the weekend.

The Oscar winning Spirited Away is the first film showing on Tuesday 26th March at 6.30pm.

You can view Film4 on:

Film 4 is on:
Free View: Channel 15
Freesat: Channel 300
Sky: Channel 315
Virgin: Channel 428
Virgin HD: Channel 429

Don't forget Film 4 +1 as well.

Freesat: Channel 301
Sky: Channel 316
Virgin: Channel 430

Source: Film4

Arrietty on Film 4 - December 2012

Date: Thursday 13th December 2012 [16:36] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > TV

UK anime fans wanting to get some Studio Ghibli goodness over Christmas will be pleased to hear that Film4 will be showing Studio Ghibli's Arrietty on Sunday 30th December 2012. It's on at 4:55pm until 6:50pm.

Film 4 is on:
Free View: Channel 15
Freesat: Channel 300
Sky: Channel 315
Virgin: Channel 428
Virgin HD: Channel 429

Don't forget Film 4 +1 as well.

Freesat: Channel 301
Sky: Channel 316
Virgin: Channel 430

Read our review of Arrietty

Source: Otaku Calendar

Kill Bill Theme Guitarist Tomoyasu Hotei to perform in London in December 2012

Date: Friday 16th November 2012 [17:27] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

We've received some exciting news about Tomoyasu Hotei the man behind the Kill Bill Theme Tune - Battle Without Honour or Humanity.

On Tuesday 18th December the guitar guru will be performing a special one off show at the London Roundhouse.

Read More... | Source: Tomoyasu Hotei

Ninja Scroll Premiere at The Hackney Picturehouse in London

Date: Tuesday 23rd October 2012 [15:36] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

London based readers who enjoy the violent action anime movie that is Ninja Scroll will want to get to the Hackney Picturehoue on Friday 16th November 2012. They'll be screening a special premiere of Ninja Scroll, the premium ticket includes admission to the movie along with a standard edition copy of the movie on blu-ray and a limited edition world exclusive signed poster by Sam Gilbey.

Only 300 tickets are available to this event. To make things even more awesome Manga Entertainment will give away a bundle of goodies worth 500 including some of their best selling titles.

Read More... | Source: Hackney Picturehouse

Wolf Children at 56th BFI London Film Festival

Date: Monday 8th October 2012 [16:05] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

London based anime fans are in for a treat this week with the 56th BFI London Film Festival. Fans will want to catch the screenings of Wolf Children - Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki.

Screening Details as follows:

Thursday 11 October 2012, 12:45, VUE West End
Saturday 13 October 2012, 12:15, VUE West End
Sunday 14 October 2012, 13:00, Rich Mix

Read More... | Source: 56th BFI London Film Festival

Raindance 2012 Festival Way Out East - Japanese Films

Date: Monday 17th September 2012 [15:13] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

UK fans of Japanese cinema in London will want to head over to the Raindance 2012 Festival to catch their Way Out East Segment.

They'll be showing
About The Pink Sky
17:30 - Tuesday 2 October 2012.
13:30 - Wednesday 3 October 2012.

After School Midnighters
13:15 - Friday 5 October 2012
14:30 - Sunday 7 October 2012

Sado Tempest (Arashi)
21:00 - Friday 28 September 2012
15:30 - Monday 1 October 2012

Don't Dare To Stop Love
15:30 -Sunday 30 September 2012
13:30 - Saturday 6 October 2012

OLO, The Boy From Tibet
5:45 - Wednesday 3 October 2012

A Road Stained Crimson
13:30 - Sunday 30 September 2012
13:15 - Tuesday 2 October 2012

All screenings are at the Apollo Cinema Piccadilly Circus
19 Lower Regent Street
London
SW1Y 4LR

Source: Raindance 2012 Festival - Way out East

Zipangu Fest Film Festival announces Somi - The Taekwon-Do Woman for opening night

Date: Friday 31st August 2012 [10:44] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

Press release as follows:

London based anime fans looking for some Japanese based cinema should already be aware of The Zipangu Fest Film Festival. It runs from Friday 14th September to Sunday 16th September 2012.

They've just announced Somi - The Taekwon-do Woman will on the opening night.

Read More... | Source: Zipangu Fest

Zipangu Fest 2012 Film festival reveals full programme details

Date: Thursday 23rd August 2012 [17:03] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

The good folks from the Zipangu Fest Film Festival have sent us the details for their 2012 film line up!

The 3rd Zipangu Fest is set to take place at The Cinema Museum in Kennington, South London from September 14th to 16th 2012.

Anime fans will be interested in their beyond anime strand.

They'll be showing -

The Great Rabbit on Friday 14 September 2012 at 7:00pm
A magical hand-drawn animation that is also a profound conundrum.

Midori-ko on
Sunday 16 September 2012 at 2:30pm
A university researcher protects a human/vegetable hybrid in a dystopic dark fantasy that took ten years to complete.

The Echo of Astro Boy's Footsteps on Sunday 16 September 2012 at 12:30pm
Riveting, unpredictable and moving documentary about the mysterious double life of the pioneering Astro Boy sound designer Matsuo Ohno.

They've also got a great line up of live action films too.

Read More... | Source: Zipangu Fest

Main Dates Announced for the 3rd Zipangu Fest Film Festival 2012

Date: Tuesday 17th July 2012 [15:14] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

UK based fans of Japanese cinema will be pleased to hear of the return of the Zipganu Fest. The Japanese film festival is set to return from Friday 14th September until Sunday 16th September 2012 at the Cinema Museum in Kennington, South London.

Following the main event the festival will be touring around the UK.

Read More... | Source: Zipangu Fest

Akira screenings at the Gate Cinema, Notting Hill - London

Date: Sunday 15th July 2012 [13:20] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

London based anime fans who fancy seeing Akira on the big screen should head over the Gate Picture House in Notting Hill. There will be two screenings one on Friday 20 Jul 2012 at 11pm and the other on Saturday 21 Jul 2012 at 11pm.

Read More... | Source: Gate Picture House

Love Exposure UK DVD and blu-ray release details

Date: Thursday 12th July 2012 [17:18] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Press Releases

The lovely people from Third Window Films have sent us the details of their new DVD and blu-ray release of the live action movie Love Exposure, which is due out in the UK on Monday 6th August 2012.

This is to coincide with the DVD and blu-ray of Sion Sono's newest film Himizu.

Readers may remember this film was shown on Film 4 a while back.

Read More... | Source: Third Window Films

An interview with director Kazuya Murata and producer Masahiko Minami of Fullmetal Alchemist - The Sacred Star of Milos

Date: Tuesday 26th June 2012 [16:08] | Posted By: Priss
Category: > Anime

Fullmetal Alchemist (Hagane no Renkinjutsushi or Hagaren for short) is a series that has made a significant mark on anime fans across the world. With the conclusion of the manga and the anime adaptation Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood over the past year, it is with great excitement that we are once again given the chance to join the Elric brothers on their second cinematic adventure - Hagaren the Movie 2011 - The Sacred Star of Milos.

For fans of the series they will enjoy return to the world of their favourite characters. Mystery, intrigue and all converge in this epic that calls into question the bonds of blood and national loyalty. The film was made to slot into the timeline of the Brotherhood series narrative. This new adventure, however, has a very different look and feel to the Hagaren previously produced by Studio Bones (株式会社 ボンズ Kabushiki Kaisha Bonzu).

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

Manga UK to re-release Ninja Scroll on limited edition blu ray in 2012

Date: Tuesday 22nd May 2012 [18:00] | Posted By: Eeeper
Category: > Anime

UK anime label Manga UK announces blu ray release of classic Yoshiaki Kawajiri film in a limited edition steelbook for a release date of October 15th 2012 via Twitter.

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

Brighton Japan Festival 2012

Date: Friday 4th May 2012 [17:18] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

Fans of Japanese culture will want to head over to Brighton from Friday 22nd June until Sunday 1st July 2012 for the return of the Brighton Japan Festival.

There will be plenty to see and do, including not one, but two matsuri festivals, a film festival, Japanese music and performances, traditional children's games, cosplay and so much more.

Read More... | Source: Brighton Japan Festival

Anime at the BFI June 2012

Date: Wednesday 2nd May 2012 [15:52] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

London based anime fans will be very pleased to hear about the return of anime at the BFI. The biennial event returns on Friday 8th until Sunday 10th June 2012.

They've got a great line up of films. Currently the tickets are open for Priority booking (BFI members only), tickets will go on sale for the public on Tuesday 8th May 2012.

Fans of Full Metal Alchemist will want to book tickets for the Full Metal Alchemist 2 - The Sacred Star of Milos on Friday 8th June 2012 at 20:00 where director Kazuya Murata and producer Masahiko Minami will take part in a Q&A after the screening.

The BFI will be showing:

Friday 8th June 2012:

Preview: From Up on Poppy Hill - 18:00 NFT1
UK Premiere Preview + Q&A: Full Metal Alchemist 2 - The Sacred Star of Milos - 20:00 NFT1

Saturday 9th June 2012:

Oblivion Island - 16:00 NFT2
Children who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below - 18:30 NFT1
Gintama - The Movie - 21:00 NFT1

Sunday 10th June 2012:

A Letter to Momo - 16:00 NFT1
The Princess and the Pilot - 18:30 NFT1
Akira - 20:40 NFT1

All screenings are expected to be in Japanese with English subtitles.

Source: BFI

Throne of Blood and Cymbeline at London's Barbican

Date: Monday 30th April 2012 [15:37] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

London based fans of classic Japanese cinema will want to head over the to Barbican on 2pm Saturday 2nd of June 2012 to catch a special screening of Akira Kurosawa's Throne of Blood. This will include a screen talk by director Yukio Ninagawa.

Yukio Ninagawa also directed Cymbeline, which will be performed the Ninagawa Company and will run at the Barbican Theatre from at 7:15pm on Tuesday 29th May to Saturday 2nd June 2012.

Read More... | Source: Barbican

Sci-Fi-London May 2012 Anime All Nighter

Date: Friday 13th April 2012 [16:18] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

London based anime fans looking for a night of films will be pleased to hear about Sci-fi London's Anime All-Nighter. The famed late night screenings return with 5 films, a goody bag and a few surprises.

The screenings are due to start on Saturday 5th May 2012 at 11:30pm at the Apollo Piccadilly Circus cinema.

They'll be showing -

Bleach 3 : Fade To Black
(Dir: Noriyuki Abe, 2008)

Freedom (the complete series)
(Dir: Shuhei Morita, 2008)

Mardock Scramble 1st Compression
(Dir: Susumu Kudo, 2010)

Mardock Scramble 2nd Combustion
(Dir: Susumu Kudo, 2011)

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
(Dir: Yoshiaki Kawajiri, 2000)

We highly recommend Mardock Scramble 1st Compression and if the second is like the first that alone makes the screenings worth going to.

Source: Sci-Fi-London

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