Date: 2021 March 23 20:43
Posted by Joe
The good folks from Screen Anime the curated monthly streaming anime festival have sent us the details of their April 2021 showings. As always they've got a great line up.
For April they headline with Makoto Shinkai's Children Who Chase Lost Voices (also known as Journey to Agartha).
Then they've also got the Tiger &Bunny Movie - Tiger & Bunny: The Rising. Set in a world where superheroes get sponsorship from big name brands similar to sports personalties.
They've also got five short films from Production I.G, in the form of Pigtails & Other Short Films.
While for their curated offering, they have RE:Cyborg 009.
For their TV series offering this time around they'll be showing Eureka Seven Part 1.
The shows are available from from 25th March 2021 until 25th April 2021. The subscription based service costs £3.98 a month or £39.98 per year. You can also gift a subscription for up to a year.
Press release as follows:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
London, UK, 22nd March 2021
GO ON A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY OR SUIT UP WITH HEROES ON SCREEN ANIME
Makoto Shinkai's Children Who Chase Lost Voices and Sunrise's Tiger & Bunny: The Rising lead monthly anime channel line-up
Go on an adventure without leaving the house with epic fantasies and enthralling Sci-Fi from a selection of anime's most celebrated creators this month on the Screen Anime channel. Children Who Chase Lost Voices, an ambitious first foray into fantasy from Weathering With You director Makoto Shinkai headlines the latest rotating monthly line-up, that will be available from 25th March 2021 until 25th April 2021.
Joining the ensemble teamup of great anime films this month is Tiger & Bunny: The Rising, the big-screen follow-up to Sunrise's cult TV series about corporate sponsored superheroes who fight to save both their city and their place on the leaderboard! A classic manga is also brought back with a modern twist that will test the idea of "justice" in an increasingly technological world with 009 Re:Cyborg from director Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex).
Looking for a bite-sized introduction to anime? From a sombre reflection on life after disaster, to wild high octane races, Production I.G's Pigtails & Other Short Films collection showcases the sheer variety that anime has to offer with work by Masaaki Yuasa (Night is Short, Walk on Girl), Hiroyuki Imaishi (PROMARE) and more!
For those yearning to get stuck into a new bingeable series, need we say more than a mysterious girl, wind-surfing robot action, and a yearning for adventure? Join Renton Thurston as he leaves his backwater town to soar through the skies with the radical Gekkostate group in Part 1 (Episodes 1-25) of Eureka Seven, the classic mecha series from the studio behind My Hero Academia! Part 2 (Episodes 26-50) will follow from 25th April 2021.
All titles will be available on Screen Anime from 25 March 2021 until 25 April 2021, and will be available both in Japanese with English subtitles and English language dubs, with the exception of Pigtails and Other Short Films, which will be available in Japanese with subtitles only.
PREMIERE: CHILDREN WHO CHASE LOST VOICES (12)
Life hasn't been easy for Asuna since the death of her father. With her mother forced to work long hours to make ends meet, Asuna spends most of her time alone, listening to the crystal radio her father left behind. It's a curious thing, requiring neither electricity nor an amplifier, but the strange music that plays over it is an even greater mystery. Where does it come from? And what does it mean?
The answers will lead Asuna into a hidden world filled with incredible dangers, where monsters roam and even the dead can be brought back to life. But there's a price that comes with unlocking the secrets, and it may be more than Asuna can afford to pay!
From director Makoto Shinkai (Your Name, Weathering With You)
CLASSIC: TIGER & BUNNY: THE RISING (12)
The partnership between the superhero duo of Kotetsu T. Kaburagi (Wild Tiger) and Barnaby Brooks Jr. is over. Under new management, Apollon Media fires the former, and pairs Barnaby with Golden Ryan - a new hero with awesome powers and a huge ego to match!
When the heroes of Stern Bild are sent to investigate strange incidents tied to the city's Goddess Legend, they'll come face-to-face not only with three villains plotting fear and destruction, but their own fears as well...
The big-screen continuation to Sunrise's cult superhero series!
FESTIVAL FAVOURITE: PIGTAILS & OTHER SHORT FILMS (15)
From a pigtailed girl living in solitude after a disaster, to a centuries-old seal unleashing a l'il spider girl on the unsuspecting world, and the hidden desires of masked wrestlers, experience a taste of the diverse stories in anime with this collection of five short films from Production I.G, including the multiple award-winning Pigtails.
Features work by Masaaki Yuasa, Hiroyuki Imaishi, and more!
CURATED: 009 RE:CYBORG (12)
Many years ago, nine humans were captured and transformed into cyborgs for the purposes of becoming agents of evil. Instead, they rebelled, becoming champions of justice anytime the earth was in need.
Now, in a post-9/11 world, the meaning of "justice" has become clouded. The cyborgs, untouched by time, and some without memory of their status as heroes, have since taken up lives as ordinary civilians. But when a mysterious force known only as "His Voice" compels people across the world to commit unspeakable acts of violence, even cyborg 009, Joe Shimamura, falls victim to the irresistible faceless power. In an era when cyber-terrorism is rapidly advancing, how can the cyborgs combat an enemy that has no face, no weapons, and seemingly no motive?
Sci-Fi action from director Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex)
SERIES MARATHON: EUREKA SEVEN PART 1 (25 EPISODES) (12)
Renton is a teenager trapped working as a mechanic in a backwater town. He dreams of joining up with a daredevil group of pilots known as Gekkostate and following in his father's heroic footsteps.
When a mysterious beauty named Eureka shows up asking for a tune-up, Renton soon finds himself drawn into a high flying mecha dogfight that makes him a target of the military. When the dust settles on the spectacular battle, Renton is invited to join Gekkostate, but he soon discovers that even a dream come true has a dark side.
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