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Naruto Movie US screening details

Date: 2007 April 26th Thursday [15:12] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

The good folks from Viz Media have sent us details about the North American screening of Naruto The Movie: Ninja Clash in The Land of Snow. This has been highly anticipated by Naruto fans. Viz are apparently doing a special one night only screening across 160 selected theaters on June 6th, 2007. So check your local listings. Registered subscribers of Shonen Jump magazine will be sent details to buy tickets on-line on April 27th, while tickets will go on sale to the general public on April 30th through the Fathom events website. As always we advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Update: US theater screening locations - Naruto The Movie: Ninja Clash in The Land of Snow

Read More... | Source: Viz Media

Sci-Fi-London 2007 anime all-nighter

Date: 2007 April 5th Thursday [18:12] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

We've got the details from the Sci-Fi-London regarding their anime all-nighter. The line up looks to be the best yet. The anime all nighter is set to run on Saturday 5th May from 11pm. The line up is as follows:

Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society
Paprika
Le Chevalier D'Eon
Highlander: Search for vengence
Full Metal Alchemist: Conqueror of Shamballa

We're excited to see the new follow up to Ghost In the Shell: Stand alone complex - Solid State Society, and it's worth going for that alone. However Paprika by Satoshi Kon (the director behind Tokyo Godfathers, Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress and Paranoia Agent) is another must see title. We're really impressed that they'll be showing them both on the same screening. The other titles are worth watching too. We suggest you make it a weekend of anime, go along to the anime all nighter, and then go to the London Anime Club the following day.

We also advise you book soon to avoid disappointment they sold out within 10 days last year.

Friday 4th May 2007, will show the UK Premiere of Ghost In the Shell: Solid State Society.

Read More... | Source: Sci-Fi-London

Kiki's Delivery Service showing on Film 4 UK on Easter Saturday

Date: 2007 April 4th Wednesday [14:59] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

The keen eyes over at Animeuknews.net have spotted that Film 4 will be showing the Studio Ghibli classic Kiki's Delivery service on Saturday 7th April 2007, at 1pm. It'll be dubbed in English. We highly recommend watching this film if you haven't seen it before, it's a great introduction into Studio Ghibli's works, and also a great family movie.

Source: Film 4

Naruto Movie Coming to America

Date: 2007 March 23rd Friday [10:04] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

The first Naruto movie hits US theaters this summer!

Update: US theater screening locations - Naruto The Movie: Ninja Clash in The Land of Snow

Read More... | Source: VIZ Media, LLC

Miyazaki's New Movie

Date: 2007 March 22nd Thursday [22:06] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

Hayao Miyazaki currently working on his latest movie!

Read More... | Source: ICv2

Bristol International Comic Expo Film Night 2007

Date: 2007 March 21st Wednesday [16:34] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

We've been sent the details of the Bristol International Comic Expo Film Night on May 11th at 10pm at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, Bristol. Anime fans will want to catch Highlander: Search For Vengeance along with the fan produced title with cult appeal AMV Hell: 3.

Read More... | Source: Bristol International Comic Expo

Slam Dunk adapted into Live-Action

Date: 2007 March 11th Sunday [3:47] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime > TV

According to Akadot the popular anime and manga Slam Dunk by Takehiko Inoue will be adapted into a Live-Action movie by Taiwan's Chang Hong Channel Group and Shanghai's Film Television Group. Cast will be headed by Taiwanese pop star, Jay Chou, Charlene Choi, Chen Bo-lin, and Yee Chung Man. The movie will be released in winter 2008.

The manga sold more than 100 million copies in Japan and received various awards as well.

Source: Akadot

Channel 4 to screen Ghibli films this week in UK

Date: 2007 February 18th Sunday [18:17] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > TV

UK anime fans will be pleased to know that the keen eyes over at UKAnime.com have discovered that Channel 4 will be showing some great Ghibli films in the mornings this week:

Kiki's Delivery Service - Monday 19th February - 9:55 am
The Cat Returns - Tuesday 20th February - 10:35 am
My Neighbour Totoro - Thursday February 22nd - 10:20 am
Laputa: Castle in The Sky - Friday February 23rd - 9:55 am

Due to the time slot we believe all the films will be dubbed. We highly recommend all the Studio Ghibli titles, especially Miyazaki's films, for more details of Studio Ghibli films check out Nausicaa.net.

Source: Channel 4

Anime at Animated Exeter

Date: 2007 February 12th Monday [18:30] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

Anime fans in the UK who can get down to Exeter will want to go to Animated Exeter from 12th - 24th February 2007, which is spread across several venues including Exeter Phoenix and Exeter Picturehouse.

They'll be showing all sorts of animated fun, we suggest the following anime titles:The more experimental will enjoy Futureshock - Friday 23th February at 7:30pm - Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, which features a selection of short films and Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence with new live electronic soundtrack.

Source: Animated Exeter

Paprika misses out on Oscars

Date: 2007 January 23rd Tuesday [8:23] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

The nominations for the 2007 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards have been announced, no anime is running this year. Satoshi Kon's Paprika was on the shortlist of 16 animated features, but failed to be one of the three titles nominated.

Cars, Happy Feet and Monster House have been selected for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year.

Interestingly Paprika may have missed a nomination due to technical difficulties, five Oscar nominations for this category would have been allowed if all 16 films on the shortlist were screened in LA. Arthur and the Invisibles failed to get a screening when required, so the number of Oscar nominations were reduced to three in accordance to the rules.

Source: Oscar.com

New Highlander in June

Date: 2007 January 19th Friday [10:53] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

The release date for the new Highlander animated film has finally been announced. Manga Entertainment will release Highlander: Vengeance, directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri and animated by Madhouse Studios, on this summer on June 5th. Both regular and special editions are planned for release.

There still remains some speculation as to whether or not the 80 minute film will do well, either with anime or Highlander fans. The franchise's popularity has gone back and forth over the years, but still remains a cult favorite. The new film, which follows the adventures of new Highlander Colin MacLeod in his quest for revenge against the Immortal Marcus Octavius and is said to cover elements not dealt with previously in either the movies or TV series, should still definitely appeal to anime fans, particularly those who favor intense martial arts sword fights along the lines of Ninja Scroll and the recent Basilisk.

Source: ICv2

The Taste of Tea US Screenings

Date: 2007 January 15th Monday [16:45] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

We've just been sent some interesting news from Viz Pictures in the US, who will be screening a Taste of Tea across New York, Chicago, Seattle and Portland. It's a live action flick, from the writer/director Katsuhito Ishii, who directed Shark Skin Man & Peach Hip Girl, Party Seven and the animated section of Kill Bill Volume 1.
US readers can catch the screenings at the following venues:

New York
General opening: February 16-22, 2007
The ImaginAsian
239 East 59th St., New York 10022
http://www.theimaginasian.com

Chicago
General opening: March 2-8, 2007
FACETS CINEMATHEQUE
1517 West Fullerton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614
http://www.facets.org/asticat

Seattle
March 16-22, 2007
GRAND ILLUSION CINEMA
1403 NE 50th St., Seattle, WA 98105
http://www.grandillusioncinema.org

Portland
April 6-12, 2007
The Hollywood Theatre
4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR 97212
http://www.hollywoodtheatre.org

Read More... | Source: Viz Pictures

Barbican Japanimation Season

Date: 2007 January 14th Sunday [8:37] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

London anime fans will want to get the Barbican over the next three months, as they've a great little season of films showing. Anime expert Helen McCarthy is involved, introducing each film and exploring certain aspects behind them. The Barbican will be screening:

- Perfect Blue - 19:00 on 30th January 2007
- My Neighbour Totoro - 20:00 on 20th February 2007
- Samurai 7 - 20:00 on 27th March 2007

Tickets are £8.50 full price, or £7.00 if you book on-line, with concessions £6.00. We highly recommend all these films.

Source: Barbican

No Anime at the Oscars?

Date: 2007 January 11th Thursday [22:12] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime > Film

Paprika's chances of an Oscar nomination hurt by disqualification of another movie!

Read More... | Source: Anime News Network

Spirited Away airing on BBC 2

Date: 2006 December 29th Friday [14:22] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > TV

Just a quick reminders to our viewers in the UK, BBC 2 will be airing Spirited Away, the first and only anime movie to win an Oscar. Make sure you catch Hayao Miyazaki's masterpiece at 5:15pm on Saturday December 30th 2006. From what we can gather it's the dubbed version.

Source: BBC Two

New Transformers Trailer Online

Date: 2006 December 22nd Friday [11:16] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Websites

New full length trailer for the new Transformers film available online!

Read More... | Source: Anime News Network

Newtype to Give 1st Look at EVA Movies!

Date: 2006 December 7th Thursday [11:53] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

Fans rejoiced when it was announced that four new movies based on the hit anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion were in the works, with the first, a prequel, set to debut in Japanese theaters next summer. With no word yet as to when the movies'll hit Western shores, ADV Films is happy to announce that the December issue of Newtype USA will feature a first look at the new movies. While there's no word as to the actual content of the article, you can expect that there should be some plot details and production art. Plenty to wet your whistle as you count down the days until the announcement of the Western DVD release. And you thought waiting for the PS3 or the Wii was bad.

Source: ADV Films

New Deathnote movie Gaiden

Date: 2006 December 4th Monday [2:20] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime

Manganews.net is reporting that a new Deathnote Movie Gaiden will be released in 2007. The movie will centre around the popular character L and will be like a spin-off. It will be a stand alone story from the original Death-Note.

Source: Manga News

Blood the Last Vampire Movie

Date: 2006 November 10th Friday [11:38] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime

Good News for Blood the Last Vampire fans as the French company Pathe will be making the live-action movie. Anime production Studio I.G announced filming will begin in January 2007 and the world wide release is scheduled for Spring 2008.

Source: Akadot

Death Note News

Date: 2006 November 10th Friday [11:33] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime

According to Anime News Network, Death Note: The Last Name topped Japanese Box office last weekend beating Kisarazu Cat's Eye World Series and Flags of Our Fathers to second and third place respectively.

There is unofficial news that the Death Note anime series has been officially licensed for release in North America in 2007. It's been a great success for Death Note so far.

Source: Anime News Network

Speed Racer Movie to be released 2008!

Date: 2006 November 7th Tuesday [12:47] | Posted By: Dallas Marshall
Category: > Anime > Film

Larry and Andy Wachowski, creators of the hit Matrix films will bring the classic anime to the big screen in 2008. The movie will also be produced by Die Hard and Matrix producer Joel Silver.

Read More... | Source: Anime News Network

Wild Japan: Outlaw Masters of Japanese Film

Date: 2006 October 27th Friday [12:42] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Anime > Film

The BFI is hosting a season called wild Japan which runs from the 3rd to 30th of November. With films such as Female Convict Scorpion, Yakuza Graveyard and Funeral Parade of Roses the season is definatly adults only!

Source: BFI

Japanese traumatised by Paris

Date: 2006 October 23rd Monday [3:24] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Freaky Things

A syndicated press article reports that around a dozen Japanese tourists each year need psychological treatment after visiting Paris. Apparently the real Paris does not meet their expectations, with unfriendly locals and scruffy streets. Harsh customer service when compared to Japanese shops and everyone looking stern on public transport seem to be key factors.

More bizarrely some people have extreme symptoms of being traumatised in Paris, with individuals believing their hotel room was bugged, another thought that she was being attacked by microwaves, with one man certain he was Louis XIV, this sounds like a plot from a crazy anime series.

Source: The Scotsman

Still no Earthsea (Gedo Senki) until 2009

Date: 2006 October 18th Wednesday [3:54] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Production > Studio Ghibli

In an article in the New York Times it's confirmed that the company that made the Earthsea mini-series is still sitting on the rights, meaning no Earthsea until 2009.

Le Guin has already spoken out about both projects on her website and this article just confirms what she's been saying.

Source: Anime News Network

Grudge 2 takes the lead in the Box Office

Date: 2006 October 16th Monday [17:14] | Posted By: Dallas Marshall
Category: > Anime > Film

Friday the 13th was the best day to release The Grudge 2 as Sony Pictures' horror sequel made an estimated $22 million over the weekend to lead the film industry at the box office. The movie made its return at the low end of expectations and raked in less money than its predecessor, The Grudge, at least that is what was said by the Sunday's studio estimates.

Source: Anime News Service

NANA 2: Last Live-action movie

Date: 2006 October 13th Friday [4:12] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime

The second NANA movie, a sequel of Ai Yazawa's Manga will mark the conclusion of the saga in movie form. The director has expressed difficulties of maintaining a filming schedule suitable for all actors, and as a result 3 cast members have changed. The second installment will cover from volume 6 to 12. The new cast members are:

Nana Komatsu: Yui Ichikawa
Shin: Kanata Hongou
Ren: Nobuo Kyo

The director added that the Film will have a suitable ending as the conclusion.

Source: Akadot

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 ĎMaison Ikokuí 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 havenít 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

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