Category > Events
The good folks at anime distributors Anime Limited have just sent us details of the first ever UK exhibition to celebrate The Works of Mamoru Hosoda. The exhibition will run for one week only from Saturday 13th October until Saturday 20th October 2018 in Central London just off Oxford Street at Noho Studios, 46 Great Titchfield Street, London, W1W 7PZ.
The exhibition will also feature a shop, where visitors can purchase merchandise that is to be made available for the first time in the UK. This'll be a great chance to pick up a great selection of goodies.
It'll be open from 10:00 to 18:00. The event is free to enter. If you can get to London in that time frame we suggest you give this excellent exhibition a look in.
This is a perfect refresher to Mamoru Hosoda's world before catching a screening. Mirai will be screened around the UK on 2nd November 2018 for subtitled screenings and 4th November 2018 for dubbed screenings. You can find a screening near you by visiting the official Mirai UK film website.
The film also features at the BFI Film Festival on Sunday 14th October 2018 (the Saturday 13th October screenings have sold out).
If you can't get to London then Scotland Loves Anime will be showing it on Sunday 14th October in Glasgow and Saturday 20th October 2018 in Edinburgh and the Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival will be showing the film at Aberystwyth on Sunday 21st October 2018.
As always for screenings we advise booking early to avoid disappointment. We also suggest catching this movie on the big screen while you can.
Date: 2018 September 11 19:55 | Posted By: Joe
Category > Anime
The good folks from Funimation Entertainment have just sent us details about their up coming UK release of In Another World With My Smartphone. The anime is due out on DVD and Blu-ray combo pack from 29th October 2018. Based on the popular light novel series by Patora Fuyuhara and illustrator Eiji Usatsuka it tracks the adventures of Touya Mochizuk, who is killed and reincarnated in a fantasy world with his smartphone, which proves to be rather handy in his new world when surrounded by magic and cute girls.
Date: 2018 September 08 19:25 | Posted By: Joe
Category > Anime
Anime fans in Glasgow looking for something good to watch on the big screen will be keen to get to the screening of Bungo Stray Dogs: DEAD APPLE. The screening is brought to Glasgow by the good folks at anime streaming service Crunchyroll. The screening will be in Japanese with English subtitles. The film will be shown as part of the Glasgow Youth Film Festival. The screening is set for 14:10 on Saturday 15th September 2018. They've also got a dubbed screening of Mary and the Witch's Flower on the same day at 11:30.
Date: 2018 September 07 20:14 | Posted By: Joe
Category > Events
Are you a fan of the inspired by anime series RWBY? Looking for something to do in London? Well if so you should head over to RTX London 2018 which is set to run from Saturday 15th to Sunday 16th September 2018 at London's ExCel Centre. The show is run by Rooster Teeth the people behind popular anime like show RWBY.
Weekend Badges are 40% off with the code FLASH40.
Date: 2018 September 06 19:57 | Posted By: Joe
Category > Events
Anime fans in Aberystwyth will be pleased to hear about the local leg of the Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival. It's been running since 2010 and is set to return to the Aberystwyth Arts Centre on Saturday October 20th 2018. Attendees are in for a treat, they've got screenings of some truly delightful films, including Fireworks, Lu Over the Wall and Mirai.
We highly recommend Lu Over the Wall a quirky tail from Masaaki Yuasa (you can read our review here), along with Mirai from popular anime director Mamoru Hosoda, the screening is a week after it's run at the BFI London Film Festival, but also before it get a national screening. So you'll be able to see it before most people!
They'll also be showing Studio Ghibli's When Marnie Was There, something that you should really catch on a big screen. Other titles include Psychic School Wars and Attack on Titan: Roar of Awakening.
As always with events like this we suggest booking early to avoid disappointment, tickets aren't on sale yet for Aberystwyth, but will be soon, so please keep a look out!
Also don't forget you can catch some other great films at the Cardiff leg of the festival too.
Date: 2018 August 31 22:30 | Posted By: Joe
Category > Anime
Anime fans in Scotland hoping to get their anime fix this October are in for a treat as Scotland Loves Anime 2018 Film is set to return in Glasgow from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th October and Edinburgh from Monday 15th to Sunday 21st October 2018.
The successful film festival has got a selection of treats for all tastes, a lot of them are either UK premieres some are EU Premieres. If you like some shonen action you can't go wrong with the latest My Hero Academia: The Two Heroes movie. If you want something fun for the family Mamouru Hosoda's latest film Mirai fits the bill (they've got other Hosoda screenings planned, but details TBC). Are you after something a bit different and quirky? Then go for Penguin Highway (EU Premiere), which is based on the novel by Tomihiko Morimi, who also wrote The Eccentric Family and Night is Short, Walk on Girl.
We're also very interested in I Want to Eat Your Pancreas, a story of a boy who discovers that his classmate is terminally ill with pancreatic disease. This is another UK Premiere.
They've got so much good stuff, looking for something old school and cyber punk? Then they've also got a special screening of Cyber City Oedo 808. The cult classic introduced many people to anime due to a screening on Channel 4 in the 90s. The cinema website states that this version will be the original Japanese dubbed with English subtitles, however Scotland Loves Animation have confirmed on Twitter it will be the dubbed version with extra profanity.
Oh also don't forget that they've got a special screening of B: The Beginning with a special Q+A the series director Kazuto Nakazawa too.
Date: 2018 August 30 19:56 | Posted By: Joe
Category > Anime
The good folks from anime distributors Anime Limited have sent us the latest details about their upcoming cinema release of Mirai. Mamoru Hosoda's newest film will receive it's UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival 2018.
Gala screenings will take place on Saturday 13th October 2018 at 15:30 and Sunday 14th October 2018 at 17:45.
Mamouru Hosoda's movies are always excellent and enjoyed by fans. If you can't make it to the BFI in October you can always wait until the national screenings around the UK from 2nd November 2018.
Date: 2018 August 24 22:08 | Posted By: Joe
Category > Anime
The good folks from manga publisher Seven Seas Entertainment have sent us a friendly reminder about Cutie Honey: The Classic Collection. The hard cover book captures Go Nagai's original 1973 story in print and is out on Tuesday August 28th 2018.
You can pre-order the manga from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk
Date: 2018 August 24 20:27 | Posted By: Joe
Category > Anime
Anime fans in Wales are in for a treat this September and October as the Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival returns for another run of great films. Set to run at Chapter in Cardiff from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th September 2018 and Aberystwyth Arts Centre from Saturday 20th to Sunday 21st October 2018.
Japanese animators Tsuneo Goda and Hirokazu Minegishi from dwarf will be in Cardiff for the festival. They're stop motion animation experts. You may have seen their work on NHK World's charming Domo shorts. They'll be there to present a master class and conduct workshops, plus an autographing signing session.
Of course they'll be showing lots of anime on the big screen. They've got an amazing selection of recent anime including the charming Lu Over the Wall (which we've reviewed here), the emotional Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (again you can read our review here), Mary And The Witch's Flower, along with Ghibli classics Arrietty and When Marnie Was There.
There's so much good stuff something for everyone regardless of your taste in anime. If you like a bit more action you can't go wrong with Tokyo Ghoul (the live action version) or Attack on Titan: The Roar of Awakening.
Date: 2018 August 19 10:47 | Posted By: Joe
Category > Anime
If you're London based and want to know about photography in Japan then you'll be very interested in The Photographers' Gallery's upcoming course on Photography in Japan. Back by popular demand the 6 session course is set to run from Wednesday 12th September until Wednesday 17th October 2018.
Jelena Stojković will introduce the key moments and issues of concern relevant to the history and contemporary photography in Japan.
The course costs £200 (or £180 Members and Concessions).
Date: 2018 August 17 20:03 | Posted By: Joe
UK based anime fans eagerly awaiting the release of Yuri!!! on Ice will be pleased to hear that Funimation Entertainment have announced that the popular figure skating anime will be released in the UK on Monday 24th September 2018. The fan favourite will be released as a DVD and Blu-ray Combo pack. You can pre-order it from Zavvi.com.
The show charts the trials and tribulations of Japanese figure skater Yuri Katsuki and his Russian coach Victor Nikiforov (himself a champion skater) who aims to get Yuri back in top form. There's a lot more to it of course with rivalry and choreography thrown in for very good measure.
In a case of life imitating art real figure skaters at the 2018 Winter Olympics have even used the music from the show in their performances.
This show is a fan favourite if you don't know about it already watch an episode on Crunchyroll.com to see if it's to your liking.
Date: 2018 August 06 21:01 | Posted By: Joe
Category > Events
The good folks from MCM Comic Con have sent us details about their successful MCM Comic Con Manchester run (which took the city by storm on 28-29 July 2018). Along with a friendly reminder about their up-comic MCM Comic Con Events - MCM Scotland Comic Con which is set to run Saturday 22nd to Sunday 23rd September 2018 in Glasgow and MCM London Comic Con which is set to run from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th October 2018.
Date: 2018 July 25 19:28 | Posted By: Joe
The good folks from UK anime distributors Anime Limited have just sent us details of the UK and Ireland Cinema release details of Mamoru Hosoda's latest movie Mirai. Tickets are now on sale!
Mamoru Hosoda's Mirai will open on 100 screens across the UK & Ireland from November 2nd 2018.
-Subtitled screenings on 2nd November 2018.
-Dubbed screenings on 4th November 2018.
Please visit miraifilm.co.uk for more information on subtitled and dubbed screenings. Don't forget to use the hashtag #miraifilm when mentioning the movie too!
Date: 2018 July 22 21:08 | Posted By: Joe
Category > Anime
After announcing a first wave of free film screenings, The Japan Foundation in London have just revealed more for August 2018 in in London.
They've got some great films showing, including an often overlooked aspect of Japanese history in Giovanni's Island, a film featuring a samurai projecting a cat Cat Samurai, plus many more.
Booking in advance is required. As always we advise booking early to avoid disappointment.
Date: 2018 July 17 19:41 | Posted By: Joe
The good folks from the Japan Foundation in London have sent us details of their up coming film season. As is tradition they have a series of screenings called Summer Explorers, but this year it's been so successful they've decided to have a Pre-Summer Explorers! cinema season too. Set to run on Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th and Saturday 11th August 2018 around Central London.
They've got some really good movies including Ghibli classic Only Yesterday, fan favourite Summer Wars by Mamoru Hosoda. Along with other classics such as Beat Takeshi's Kikujiro.
The screenings are free to attend, but booking in advance is required. As always we advise booking early to avoid disappointment.
Date: 2018 July 10 21:36 | Posted By: Joe
The good folks from UK anime distributors Manga Entertainment UK have just sent us their release schedule for the autumn and winter of 2018. They've got a mix of good classic titles, include the fantastic Paprika, Cow Bebop: The Movie, Tokyo Godfathers (a perfect Christmas classic) along with some new movie collections and continuing some releases of popular long series. The line up is as follows -
Digimon Tamers (17th September 2018) DVD
Paprika (24th September 2018) Pre-order on: Blu-ray or DVD
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (24th September 2018) Pre-order on: Blu-ray or DVD
Steamboy (24th September 2018) Pre-order on: Blu-ray or DVD
Ghost in the Shell: Innocence (1st October 2018) Pre-order on: Blu-ray or DVD
Power Rangers: Ninja Steel Volume 2 (1st October 2018) Pre-order on: DVD
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie (8th October 2018) Pre-order on: Blu-ray or DVD
Tokyo Godfathers (15th October 2018) Pre-order on: Blu-ray or DVD
One Piece (Uncut) Collection 19 (22nd October 2018) Pre-order on: DVD
Pokémon Movie Collection 17-19:XY (22nd October 2018)
Digimon Frontier (29th October 2018) Pre-order on: DVD
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Complete Season 1-3 (29th October 2018)
Naruto Shippuden Box 34 (19th November 2018) Pre-order on: DVD
Digimon Adventure Tri Part 6 Future (3rd December 2018) 8) Pre-order on: Blu-ray or DVD
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Take On Me (10th December 2018) Pre-order on: Blu-ray or DVD
One Piece (Uncut) Collection 20 (17th December 2018) Pre-order on: DVD
Date: 2018 July 09 21:23 | Posted By: Joe
UK anime fans waiting to get their hands on some current shonen action will be pleased to hear about the upcoming release of Black Clover Season One Part One. The good folks from Funimation Entertainment sent us the details of DVD and Blu-ray Combo pack due out on Monday 6th August 2018. Part one will contain the first 10 episodes of the show.
Based on the popular manga series by Yūki Tabata, Black Clover follows the adventures of Asta and Yuno both orphans in a world of magic. Yuno is handsome and accomplished, while Asta impulsive and lacks any kind of of magical ability. Both desire become Wizard King... and the adventure starts!
Date: 2018 July 05 20:11 | Posted By: Joe
Fans of Chinese Cinema based off Japanese Manga will be interested to hear about Animal World.
The high-profile Chinese live-action cinema feature produced based on Nobuyuki Fukumoto's manga Tobaku mokushiroku Kaiji ("Gambling apocalypse Kaiji") about no-good lowlife Kaiji Ito, whose involvement with gambling and loan sharks land him in seemingly hopeless situations but who, under pressure, displays a remarkable insight into how to manipulate his way out of them - only for his gambling to inevitably lead him to fall into yet another one.
This latest, rather loose adaptation stars Li Yifeng as the protagonist, renamed Zheng Kaisi, with Zhou Dongyu and a special appearance by Michael Douglas, is written for the screen and directed by Han Yan Animal World (动物世界 Dòngwù Shìjiè). Trailers and other promotional videos, some with English subtitles, are available at UK-based distributor Cine Asia's YouTube channel.
Special thanks goes to Jordan Scott for bringing this to our attention and send us all the details
Date: 2018 June 30 19:48 | Posted By: Joe
Category > Manga
Manga Publishers Seven Seas Entertainment always have a nice habit of releasing interesting titles. This time around they've announced they have the license for LGBT+ Manga Shimanami Tasogare by Yuhki Kamatani. They've appropriately timed the press release to be out at at the same time as Pride Month.
The manga follows high schooler Tasuku Kaname who is the new kid in town and is also terrified that he's been outed as gay. By chance Tasuku meets a mysterious woman who leads him to a group of people dealing with issues similar to his own.
Seven Seas intend to release this title in single volume editions. Volume 1 will be released on May 7, 2019 for $12.99 USA / $15.99 CAN.
Date: 2018 June 21 21:03 | Posted By: Joe
Category > Features
Anime feature film Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms is due to hit UK cinemas nationwide from Wednesday 27th June 2018 thanks to super-duper anime distributors Anime Limited. This finely crafted film marks Mari Okada directorial debut and is certainly worth catching on the big screen while you can.
To find a screening near you visit www.maquiafilm.co.uk.
You can catch Maquia in cinemas across the UK from Wednesday 27th June 2018. To find a screening near you visit www.maquiafilm.co.uk.
The film will also be released in the US and Canada on July 20th, 2018 via Eleven Arts. Visit their website to find out screening details.
We were lucky enough to catch it before hand. So read on if you want to know more about this lavish title.
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