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20th Leeds Film Festival

Date: 2006 October 8th Sunday [14:16] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

Anime fans who can get to Leeds in November are in for a treat. They'll be holding the 20th Leeds International Film Festival. Highlights include the UK Premiere of Paprika by Satoshi Kon (responsible for Paranoia Agent, which they'll be screening the complete series in the Festival). Other features include the rather strange selection from Kawasaki Minoru - Executive Koala, Calamari Wrestler and The World Sinks Except Japan.

All tickets cost £6.00 or £4.50 for conessions, they also do tickets for the whole festival. It's well worth going for the Satoshi Kon features alone!

Source: 20th Leeds Film Festival

All New Evangelion For 2007

Date: 2006 September 18th Monday [11:05] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

Four all new Evangelion movies are in the works, with the first to be released summer 2007.

Read More... | Source: Anime News Network

Astro Boy Movie to be Released in 2009

Date: 2006 September 16th Saturday [12:43] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime

According to Anime News Network there is great news about a theatrical release by Imagi Animation Studios of an Astro Boy feature in 2009. The studio is already working on Gatchaman and WB's Teenage Mutant.

Source: Anime News Network

JoJo's Bizarre adventure Movie scheduled

Date: 2006 September 16th Saturday [12:35] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime

According to Anime News Network a JoJo's Bizarre Adventure movie is scheduled to premiere in Japan next March. Studio A.P.P.P will produce JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood Project, a 90-minute anime. The movie together with a Phantom Blood Project PS2 game, the movie will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the initial release of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga.

Source: Anime News Network

Ursula K. Le Guin speaks out about Gedo Senki

Date: 2006 August 16th Wednesday [5:10] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Anime > Film

A coment in Goro Miyazaki's Earthsea blog has prompted the author of the Earthsea novels; Ursula K. Le Guin, to speak out about her views on the film. She takes to time to write in detail about her views of the film, comparing it with the US live action Earthsea.

"Both the American and the Japanese film-makers treated these books as mines for names and a few concepts, taking bits and pieces out of context, and replacing the story/ies with an entirely different plot, lacking in coherence and consistency"

She also mentions that becuase the Earthsea rights are tied up by the company which made the live action version an American release is not likely until 2009.

Source: Ursulakleguin.com

Maison Ikoku Live-Action

Date: 2006 August 11th Friday [11:07] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime

Good news for Rumiko Takashi fans. In fact according to Anime News Network the popular Anime/Manga ‘Maison Ikoku’ will be turned into a drama live-action next year.
Apparently Misaki Itou has been cast to play the part of Kyoko, but it seems they haven’t found a suitable actor yet to play the part of Godai so they called an open casting to found the lucky actor. More info can be found on Tv Asahi website: http://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/ikkokukan/

Source: Anime News Network

Earthsea Scores Big in Japan

Date: 2006 August 5th Saturday [11:40] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

Tales From Earthsea tops Pirates of the Caribbean at Japanese box office.

Read More... | Source: ICv2

Kill Bill: The Anime?

Date: 2006 July 28th Friday [11:35] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

Tarantino announces two possible Kill Bill anime projects.

Read More... | Source: Anime News Network

Film Four Miyazaki Listings

Date: 2006 July 26th Wednesday [6:10] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Anime > TV

Naussica.net has posted a list of Miyazaki film times and dates for the Film4 screenings. As we previously mentioned if you have cable, Sky or freeview you'll be able to see them for free, hooray!

Read More... | Source: Naussica.net

Film Four Free from Sunday - Free Ghibli Films Hooray!

Date: 2006 July 19th Wednesday [11:06] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Anime > Film

Film Four will be free from Sunday switching from a premium to advert supported and thus free service. It will be available on cable (Telewest and NTL), Sky and freeview, it will also include a time delayed +1 channel.

Film Four has the rights to a wide range of World Cinema and cult films which include many Ghibli classics.

Read More... | Source: Film Four

BFI NFT London Anime Screenings

Date: 2006 July 16th Sunday [17:20] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

The BFI have sent us some great news about an August Anime Season kicking off at the NFT in London. Following the success of last years anime season, they've decided to hold another one, which is always a great sign for London based fans. Highlights include director of Negadon: The Monster from Mars making an appearance on stage for a conversation session on Friday 18th August. They'll also be screening:

The Place Promised in Our Early Days
Negadon: The Monster from Mars + Yonna in the Solitary Fortress
Tetsujin 28: The Movie
Patlabor: The Movie
Mind Game
Area 88: Episodes 1-4
Karas: The Prophecy
Otakus in Love (Koi no Mon)

The following two Ghibli titles also get special extended runs:
Pom Poko
Spirited Away

They've got a great selection of titles and we highly recommend attending some of these screenings.

Read More... | Source: BFI

Train Man Film Licenced

Date: 2006 July 5th Wednesday [10:55] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Anime > Film

Densha Otoku fans will be pleased to discover that Viz Media has licenced the film, which will be realised via it's new sister company Viz pictures. The DVD will be released January 2007, Viz also have the rights to the Densha Otoku manga which will debut in English in October.

Source: Anime on DVD

Full Metal Alchemist US Premiere at Anime Expo

Date: 2006 June 28th Wednesday [3:48] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Anime > Film

ANN are reporting that the US premiere of the Full Metal Alchemist film will be at Anime Expo. Fans will be pleased to note that guests from both the Japanese and English versions will be present. Seiji Mizushima and Romi Paku will be attending from Japan, whilst Mike McFarland and Vic Mignogna will be representing FUNimation.

Source: Anime News Network

New Line to Remake Battle Royale

Date: 2006 June 22nd Thursday [10:30] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

New Line Cinema announces plans to remake controversial Battle Royale.

Read More... | Source: ICv2

The Place Promised In Our Early Days Screenings

Date: 2006 June 21st Wednesday [7:14] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

Following on from our report of the Barbican screening anime, ADV Films UK have sent us a press release detailing on of the screenings Makoto Shinkai's features. Along with the Barbican the NFT will be screening The Place Promised In Our Early Days from the 18th to the 20th of August.

Read More... | Source: ADV Films UK

London Barbican Anime Screenings

Date: 2006 June 14th Wednesday [15:25] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

Following on from our news about Children's anime screenings, it seems that the London Barbican have gone Japanese cinema crazy! Not only will they be showing some great bits of anime, they'll also holding a Toru Takemitsu season featuring films the composer has scored.

Selected shows will be introduced by anime expert Helen McCarthy, I've been to past events at other venues, and often they get so called anime experts to introduce shows, or give talks, and it's clear they don't know what they're talking about, Helen however is a real anime expert, having written numerous high quality books on the subject and many magazine articles.

Anime wise they'll be showing:

Saturday, 8 July at 1.45pm: Akira
If you haven't seen this film on a big screen yet, then get over to London and see the anime classic.

Saturday, 8 July 4.15pm: Tokyo Godfathers
Satoshi Kon's superb film about three homeless people's adventures at Christmas. This charming feature is an all time favourite of the Otaku News crew.

Sunday 9 July, 1.45pm: Paranoia Agent: Episodes 1 To 4
Satoshi Kon's TV series, which proves to be very thought provoking, as a special bonus the series will be introduced by Helen McCarthy. We've got a review of Paranoia Agent here.

Sunday 9th July, 3.45pm: Makoto Shinkai Triple Bill
Shinkai became famous for producing anime from home using his computer! They'll be showing the cute She and Her Cat, along with Voices of a Distant Star (influenced by shows like Gunbuster), with a special UK Premiere of The Place Promised In Our Early Days. The triple bill will also be introduced by Helen McCarthy and is worth attending to hear what insight she has throw on director and his work.

In all cases we suggest you book now to avoid disappointment.

Read More... | Source: Barbican

Ghibli Screenings for Children at the Barbican

Date: 2006 June 8th Thursday [15:11] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

Ghibli fans with children will be pleased to hear about the Barbican screening's of three Ghibli films for an anime season. For three weeks, their Saturday specials will be:

Saturday 1 July - My Neighbour Totoro U, 11.00am
Saturday 8 July - Kiki's Delivery Service U, 11.00am
Saturday 15 July - Spirited Away PG, 11.00am

Please note that adults will have to be accompanied by children, so otaku parents this is an event to take your children to!

Studio Ghibli films always look fantastic on the big screen, and are worth watching and are enjoyable for Children and adults alike.
It's not clear from the release if the movies will be screened in English, or in Japanese with subtitles. We believe since the target audience for these screenings are 5 to 11 year olds, then chances are it will be dubbed in English.

Read More... | Source: Barbican Family Film Club

Preview - Initial D: Driftracer

Date: 2006 May 9th Tuesday [20:19] | Posted By: Spike
Category: > Anime > Film

The slopes and turns of Mount Akina have long been the haunts of local illegal racing teams, using a technique called 'drifting' to slide round corners at top speed and jousting with opposing teams for the honour of being the top team. The teams enjoy a status of being the envy of young wannabe drivers everywhere until one day during a race an unknown driver storms the course leaving the pros in his wake, just who is this 'Akina Racing God' and where did he come from? The driver is in fact local boy Takumi 'Tak' Fujiwara making a tofu delivery run for his father who would rather spend time with his love interest Natsuki than worry over cars or races, but how will he react when his new secret identity is revealed...

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

London Grave of the Fireflies Screening

Date: 2006 May 2nd Tuesday [18:00] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

The nice folk from the UCL Bloomsbury Theatre in London have sent us details of a screening of Grave of the Fireflies they will be running on 10th June, at 3pm. The Ghibli feature will be in Japanese with English subtitles and we recommend you watch it on the big screen, although be warned, it is a powerful film that shows the harsh reality of war.

Read More... | Source: UCLU Anime Society

Interesting Oricon Survey on Manga Adaptations

Date: 2006 March 29th Wednesday [13:15] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Manga

There is an interesting article on Manga News covering a survey conducted by Oricon about what manga fans want to see adapted into a Hollywood movie.

Read More... | Source: Manga News

Honey and Clover News

Date: 2006 March 29th Wednesday [13:13] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime

Good News for Honey and Clover fans as Anime News Network state that the 2nd series of the anime will premiere in Japan this Summer. Also the Website of the Honey & Clover Live-Action is now online!

Source: Anime News Network

Japanese Box Office Topped with Anime Films

Date: 2006 March 19th Sunday [5:08] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime

Anime News Network have published an interesting article regarding 5 anime movies which are currently in the Top 10 of Japanese Box Office.

Read More... | Source: Anime News Network

Boku wa Imouto Ni Koi Wo Suru to become a Live-Action Feature

Date: 2006 March 13th Monday [12:41] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime

According to Manga News the controversial Manga "Boku wa imouto ni koi wo suru" which means "I love my younger sister" will become a live-action film and with Eikura Nana, age 17, a featured model in the fashion magazine Seventeen, playing the main role. The movie will be directed by Hiroshi Ando and is expected to open this Autumn.

The feature is about a pair of twin siblings that fall into a forbidden relationship and the story is based on the manga with the same title. The manga, created by mangaka Kotomi Aoki, started serialization in Shoujo Comic (Shogakukan) in 2003 and continued for a long 2.5 years. The story, centres on the pure feelings shared between the siblings in this dangerous, incestuous relationship has captured sympathy of many women. The manga has sold more than 5 million copies.

Matsumoto Jun, age 22, will be playing the challenging role of the brother in the incestuous situation. [Ed - This reminds me of a very bad pun about "twincest" @_@]

Source: Manga News

No Oscar For Howl's Moving Castle

Date: 2006 March 6th Monday [15:28] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

Wallace and Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year, beating Corpse Bride and Howl's Moving Castle. Reading around forums some anime fans are upset by this, but many more are realistic, Howl although beautifully animated is not as good storywise as Spirited Away, or many other previous Miyazaki works, many fans on the Miyazaki Mailing List have stated that they don't regard it to be the same league as other epics, like Nausicaa, Laputa: Castle In the Sky, My Neighbour Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service or Porco Rosso. At least Studio Ghibli were beaten by a strong competitor, as this is Nick Park's forth Oscar.

Source: BBC News

Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid OAV

Date: 2006 February 19th Sunday [13:58] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime

According to Anime News Network a new Full Metal Panic: The second Raid OAV has been announced. The release is scheduled on the 26th of May and it will be titled: "Wari to Hima na Sentaichou no Ichinichi".

The OAV will be 30 minutes in long and will focus on a day in the life of Captain Tessa Testarossa. More information and an images of the new OAV can be found on the official webiste.

Source: Anime News Network

Live-Action adaptations Ranking

Date: 2006 February 6th Monday [10:20] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime

According to Manga News there is an interesting article regarding the top 20 titles that were adapted into live-action films. The survey was conducted by Goo Ranking and statistics calculated from between November 24, 2005 and November 26, 2005.

1. NANA
2. Kindaichi Shounen no Jiken-bo
3. Spiderman
4. Dragon Ball
5. Cutie Honey
6. Cat's Eye
7. Initial D
8. City Hunter
9. Bat Man
10. AKIRA
11. Ninja Hattori-kun
12. Pin Pon
13. Casshern
14. Hachimitsu to Clover
15. Sin City
16. Tetsujin 28-gou
17. Warau Michael
18. Fantastic Four
19. Dragon Head
20. Samehada-otoko to Momojiri On'na

Source: Manga News

Howl For a Pound

Date: 2006 February 2nd Thursday [11:56] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Events

Here at Otaku News we keep our eyes peeled on your behalf, we've noticed many of the branches of cinema chain Cineworld are now advertising Howl's Moving castle for only £1 as part of its Saturday movies for juniors promotion. Please note that over 12's need to be accompanied by a child to qualify for the offer!

Ghibli movies are always a treat especially at the cinema - so if you haven't seen Howl big screen yet go now!

Source: Cineworld

South Bank Show Anime Special

Date: 2006 January 26th Thursday [18:30] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > TV

The Folks at Manga Entertainment UK have sent us a press release about an anime special South Bank Show, which is due to air on Sunday 19th of February. Some researchers for the South Bank Show even made the steps of visiting the London Anime Club to get the low down from British anime fans. Interestingly enough the press release also has some details about Jonathan Ross' recent Asian Invasion, stating that it got over 310,000 viewers, a BBC4 record (it's now clear however if this figure is for just the first screening of the show, or if the repeat screened later in the week is included too).

ITV4 will also be screening the original Ghost In The Shell movie on Saturday 4th March (we belive it's the dub version), so if you haven't seen it yet catch it!

Read More... | Source: Manga Entertainment UK

ADV Films Offers Anime Podcasts

Date: 2006 January 24th Tuesday [3:34] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Anime

Following on from offering torrents, ADV is now also offering selected content in podcast format. For those of you who don't have a portable media player you'll be pleased to know that the files are playable on an ordinary computer.

Source: ADV Films

Top 10 Anime Movies of 2005: Howl's Moving Castle at Number 1

Date: 2006 January 8th Sunday [10:35] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime

According to Anime News Network, Howl's Moving Castle was the top grossing anime movie of 2005.

Read More... | Source: Anime News Network

Johnathon Ross’ Asian Invasion

Date: 2006 January 4th Wednesday [7:37] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Anime > TV

The BBC has finally given us another series about Asian cinema as part of BBC Four's Asian Invasion season fronted by Johnathon Ross. The first of three programmes goes out at 10pm on Tuesday the 10th of January, where Jonathon Ross interviews Mamoru Oshii.

The programme is followed by a subtitled showing of Takeshi Kitano's Kikujiro. A preview of the Asian Invasion programme is available on the BBC Four website.

Source: BBC Four

Hana Yori Dango Liveaction

Date: 2005 December 21st Wednesday [7:31] | Posted By: Voxie
Category: > Anime > Film

The last episode of the liveaction dorama of Hana Yori Dango has been broadcast, with news of a 5 disc boxset coming out in March next year.

Chances of release in the West are slim, but fans of the popular anime series can check out their liveaction versioned characters here: http://www.tbs.co.jp/hanayoridango/

Source: Natsumemaya Anime and Manga News

Top Japanese Films of 2005

Date: 2005 December 17th Saturday [6:56] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime

As the year 2005 is coming to an end, the list of the top Japanese films that topped the box office has been released. It’s important to notice that most of the films are based on anime or are animated features. Analyzing the data shows Toho's continued dominance over Japan's movie industry:

1. Howl's Moving Castle (Toho) 19.6 billion yen
2. Pokemon Advance Generation: Myuu to Hadou no Yuusha (Toho) 4.3 billion yen
3. Koushou Nin Mashita Seigi (Toho) 4.2 billion yen
4. NANA (Toho) 4.03 billion yen
5. Yougisha Muroi Shin Tsugi (Toho) 3.83 billion yen
6. Densha Otoko (Toho) 3.7 billion yen
7. Kita No Rei Nen (Toei) 2.7 billion yen
8. Always -Sunset on Third Street- (Toho) 2.5 billion yen
9. Lorelei (Toho) 2.4 billion yen
10. Hoshi Ninatta Shounen (Toho) 2.3 billion yen

Source: Anime News Service

Studio Ghibli's Next Movie Will be Earthsea

Date: 2005 December 15th Thursday [17:15] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

Studio Ghibli have officially announced their next movie, which is due to hit Japan in July 2006. Gedo Senki (Gedo War History) is based on Ursula K. Le Guin's Tales from Earthsea Collection. Controversially Hayao Miyazaki son, Goro Miyazaki will be directing the film.

Read More... | Source: Studio Ghibli

New Pokemon Movie out in 2006

Date: 2005 December 11th Sunday [11:38] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime

According to Anime News Service the new Pokemon Movie out in 2006 will be titled: Pokemon Ranger and the Prince of the Sea. The announcement was made on TV Tokyo's kodomo TV show, Oha Star. The story is about the discovery of a mysterious "legendary" Pokemon who comes from deep in the ocean. The Movie opens in July 2006 in theatres across Japan. For more details check out the Official Website.

Source: Anime news service

Casting Begins for Cameron's Battle Angel

Date: 2005 December 9th Friday [6:37] | Posted By: Voxie
Category: > Anime > Film

Finally, some concrete news on the production with Battle Angel - Based upon Battle Angel Alita, a great anime flick, and an even greater manga serial most would agree.

Mali Finn Casting have recently posted up an advert auditioning for the main lead, which will be held until the 19th December 2005. They also state that 'no prior film experience is necessary'. What are you waiting for? Submit your sisters and daughters!

Source: VFXWorld News

Ghibli Season on Film 4

Date: 2005 December 2nd Friday [7:18] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Anime > Film

Nausicaa.net are reporting that Film Four is having a Ghibli season in January. The films will largely be shown in English dub.

Read More... | Source: Nausicaa.net

Howl's Moving Castle and Steamboy On Long List for Oscars

Date: 2005 November 17th Thursday [18:33] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, have just published a press release revealing the long list of ten films to compete for the Animated Feature Oscar. Three of the top films on the list will then go on to be nominated for the Oscar. Anime fans should be cheering for Howl's Moving Castle and Steamboy.

It's clear to see that the competition is very tough this year, with Madagascar, Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, and Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit; also in the running.

Read More... | Source: Oscars.org

Hammerboy on Toonami

Date: 2005 November 14th Monday [12:15] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Anime > TV

Korean animation Hammerboy will be screened on the UK Toonami channel on the Friday 5:30 film slot.

Source:

Hayao Miyazaki’s Son to Direct Next Ghibli Film

Date: 2005 November 14th Monday [6:25] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime

According to Anime News Network, it is reported that Hayao Miyazaki’s Son, Goro Miyazaki will direct the next Studio Ghibli Movie. Goro Miyazaki has been the director of Ghibli Museum until recently. The film is to be released in summer of 2006 and other details will be released on Dec 13th. The announcement was made by Toshio Suzuki at Meiji University and he reported Hayao Miyazaki to be "fiercely against the idea."

Source: Anime News Network

FMA DVD Out In Japan In January 2006

Date: 2005 November 11th Friday [12:29] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime

Some good news for FMA fans as it is reported on Anime News Service that the release of the movie "Conqueror of Shambala Gekijyouban Hagane no Renkinjutsushi - Shanbara wo Yuku Mono" is expected on the 25th of January 2006 in Japan. Sony Music announced that there will be three versions of the movie: a Complete Production Limited Edition DVD (8,925 Yen), Regular Version DVD (3,990 Yen) and UMD Video Version (3,990 Yen) will be sold. It is important to note that the limited edition version is English subtitled, contains 2 omake discs and a guide book. During its theatrical run the film drew 1.1 million in attendance, and a profit of 1.3 billion Yen. Manga sales for 12 volumes on the market has exceeded 19 million copies and of the 13 volumes of the TV anime put on the market, sales have exceeded one million units.

Source: Anime News Service

Zeta Gundam Movie Premieres in Japan

Date: 2005 November 1st Tuesday [6:22] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime

According to Anime News Network the second movie from the Zeta Gundam Saga premiered last weekend at Japanese theatres. ‘Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation II-Lovers’ made it at the number 5 spot whilst the first movie, Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation -Heirs to the Stars- opened in third spot in late May and broke daily box office records at six Japanese theaters.

The final installment of the Zeta Gundam Saga- "Love is the Pulse of the Stars" will be released to theaters Saturday, March 4th, 2006. Some official promotional material will be released and a small image of a promotional poster for Zeta 3 is hosted on the official website.

Source: Anime News Network

Miyazaki on TCM in January

Date: 2005 October 26th Wednesday [23:18] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

Turner Classic Movies will be airing anime films by Hayao Miyazaki in January.

Read More... | Source: Anime News Network

Nana Sequel to be released in 2007

Date: 2005 October 19th Wednesday [7:25] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime

Good News for Nana fans as there are plans for a sequel to the hugely successful Live-Action which was released a couple of months ago. The filming will start next summer and Director Kentaro Otani will work along the original cast and staff. The Sequel will be released in 2007 according to the official website.
Nana the Live-Action made huge success with two two singles (Mika Nakashima starring NANA "Glamorous Sky" and Yuna Ito's "Endless Story")topping the charts, and with the 13th volume of the series bringing comic sales up to 25million copies.
It seems that the sequel will continue to expand the Nana craze.

Source: Akadot

More Manga Adaptations

Date: 2005 October 18th Tuesday [12:56] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Manga

According to Anime News Network another 2 manga will be adapted into a Live-Action movie and an Anime series. In fact a live-action drama based on Rumiko Takashi's ‘Maison Ikkoku’ will be broadcast next year. The other project is an Anime TV Series of Akihito Yoshitomi's ‘Ray’ manga. No Further Details are available at the moment.

Source: Anime News Network

Miyazaki Features at The London Children's Film Festival

Date: 2005 October 17th Monday [18:15] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

Otaku News have just discovered that the London Children's Film Festival will feature at least two excellent Miyazaki productions. My Neighbour Totoro, which is a simply magical feature that all children should watch will be screened on Sunday 13th November 2.15pm. Totoro was so popular, it because Studio Ghibli's logo, and is one of the most loved icons of Japan.

The Crimson Pig (better known as Porco Rosso in anime circles), is a film showing Miyazaki's love of aircraft and pigs. Much has been said about this excellent film. Younger children will enjoy it's light hearted comedy elements, while older children and adults will notice more in depth side of the story about a man sick of war and the rise of fascism. Porco Rosso will be screened on Saturday 12th November at 1:30pm, Sunday 13th at 2pm and Wednesday 16th at 4pm. For more in depth details on each film check out Nausicaa.net

Source: London Children's Film Festival

Tokyo Daigaku Monogatari Manga to Become a Live-Action Film

Date: 2005 October 11th Tuesday [4:46] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Manga

According to Anime News Service, another Manga-Based Live-Action will be produced. This time it’s the popular Manga ‘Tokyo Daigaku Monogatari’ by Mangaka Tatsuya Egawa who also was behind the popular Manga ‘Golden Boy’.
The lead role was given to twenty year old actress Yoko Mitsuya who is widely known for 87cm chest size.
The story is about high school students who aim to enter the prestigious Tokyo University. When high school boy Murakami falls in love with his classmate Haruka, it is love at first sight. But as luck would have it his friend Sano also falls in love with her and is getting in the way.
The Film is to open next spring and an adaptation of the story to TV drama and animation has already been done.

Source: Anime News Service

Godzilla Launch Venues Announced

Date: 2005 October 6th Thursday [14:13] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Anime > Film

As we previously reported the first Godzilla film is to be released uncut. The BFI Godilla page now lists the opening venues for the film the ICA, Curzon Soho, Screen on the Green Islington and the Picturehouse Clapham. Only the ICA has so far posted times.

Source: BFI

Nana not so easy to adapt

Date: 2005 October 4th Tuesday [4:47] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime

According to Mainichi Daily News the director of the popular Live-action film ‘Nana’ Kentaro Onani said that it was tough to adapt from the best-selling comic book of the same name as there were too many popular scenes to choose from.

Read More... | Source: Mainichi Daily News

Waru:Not Based on Yukari Hashida’s Manga

Date: 2005 October 2nd Sunday [7:29] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Manga

As many Anime News Sites have been reporting that the new Takashi Mike Live-Action film was based on the popular manga Waru by Yukari Hashida, it is now reported that actually there was an error and the movie is based on a similarly named 1970’s manga by Hisao Maki.

Therefore a possible disappointment for Yaoi fans as in this version of Waru there are no boy to boy relationships.

Hashida’s Waru was creditted as being "an edgy action-packed tale of outlaw swordsman Youji Himuro".

Source: Anime News Network

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