Date: 2009 August 17 16:29
Posted by Joe
The London Barbican have always been good with special treats for anime fans. The end of October 2009 is no different. They'll be screening Sword of The Stranger (reviewed here), along with a special screen talk anime expert Helen McCarthy will be in conversation with director Masahiro Andô and producer Mashiko Minami from Studio Bones! We always advise that fans book early to avoid disappointment and this is no exception.
Sword of The Stranger is an 18 rated movie. It'll be shown in Japanese with English subtitles. The conversation starts on Monday 26th October 2009 at 20:15 (in Cinema Two).
Press release as follows:
Japanimation: The Sword of the Stranger (18*) + Studio Bones ScreenTalk
20:15 / The thrilling action anime + ScreenTalk with director Masahiro Andô and producer Mashiko Minami
26 October 2009
Tickets: Standard - £7.50 online (£9.50 full price) / Barbican Members - £6.50 online (£7.50 full price) / Concessions £7.50
Studio Bones ScreenTalk
Anime expert Helen McCarthy will be in conversation with director Masahiro Andô and producer Mashiko Minami from the anime studio that brought you Cowboy Bebop, Fullmetal Alchemist and Soul Eater, following a screening of their outstanding 2007 collaboration The Sword of the Stranger.
The Sword of the Stranger (18*)
This thrilling action anime is a hair-raising adventure laced with stunningly animated fight scenes and a high body count. Kotarou is a young boy pursued by the royal army of China’s Ming dynasty.
When his trusty dog Tobimaru is injured in an ambush he reluctantly hires a nameless samurai for protection however, No-Name has a guilty past to deal with along with some of China’s fiercest warriors.
Japan 2007 Dir. Mashahiro Andô 103 min.
In Japanese with English subtitles.