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London Barbican Tetsujin 28 Screening

Date: 2009 May 14 16:43

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Fans of classic robot anime in London should head over to the Barbican. On Tuesday 30th June, at 8:30pm they'll be screening the first 3 episodes of Tetsujin 28. Anime expert Helen McCarthy will introduce the screening, and we're sure she'll have some interesting things to mention.

As always with these screenings, we suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.

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Update: No sooner had we issued an apology about being sent wrong dates for this screening, it turns out we were sent the correct dates. It's as if evil robots are conspiring against us, or someone wants another minor scandal to take the heat of their expenses claims. Anyway, to clarify, we've now been told that the evil has been suppressed, and this event will be on Tuesday June 30th 2009. Again, sorry for any inconvenience caused. The Barbican have yet to update their website with the correct dates.

Press release as follows (with corrected dates):

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Tuesday 30th June, 8.30pm
Cinema Hotline: 0845 120 7527

Tetsujin 28 (12) (Japan 2004 Yasuhiro Imagawa (Episodes 1–3) 75 min)

Classic robot anime on the big screen in this Far East anime fix of the month, introduced by anime expert Helen McCarthy.

In post-WWII Japan, Prof. Shikishima has built up Shikishima Industries to be a technological powerhouse developing robots. However, at the heart of their success lurks a dark secret from the war, something that cost the life of his mentor Prof. Kaneda. The series opens as Kaneda’s son, the genius boy detective Shotaro Kaneda is in hot pursuit of his arch enemies, the Murasame Brothers. As he searches for them near the Tokyo Tower construction site he is suddenly captured and taken hostage. Meanwhile, a giant missile is detected heading straight for Tokyo. Fired from a remote southern island that has been uninhabited since the end of the war, this mysterious missile and its payload will change Shotaro’s life forever.

In Japanese with English subtitles
Cinema Hotline: 0845 120 7527

Ticket prices:
Book online and save up to £2 off every ticket!
Standard: £7.50 online (£9.50 full price)
Barbican Members: £6.50 online (£7.50 full price)
Concessions: £7.50
Under 15: £4.50

Source: Barbican
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