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Japanese Animation and the World of Koji Yamaura. Free Event

Date: 2006 September 01 16:45

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London based anime fans will want to head over to the Japan Foundation for their free event Bringing Pictures to Life - Japanese Animation and the World of Koji Yamamura. It's set to run on October 16th at 6:30pm, although it's free, booking is essential (if you do book don't forget to mention you found this through Otaku News). Anime expert Helen McCarthy will also be giving a talk about Japanese animation.

It's good to see that the Japan Foundation will be doing this, and hopefully they'll be having other events like this in the future.

The Japan Foundation is near Russell Square Tube station, a short walk from The British Museum and Gosh comics, which is known to stock a nice selection of manga.

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Press release as follows:

Bringing Pictures to Life –
Japanese Animation and the World of Koji Yamamura

Koji Yamamura, one of Japan’s most successful and distinctive animators, has been invited by the Japan Foundation to introduce his work through a conversation with Jayne Pilling, founder and director of the British Animation Awards. The seminar will explore the world Yamamura creates in his work and examine his position in the growing Japanese animation industry.

Helen McCarthy, co-author of The Anime Encyclopedia, will introduce the seminar by talking briefly about Japanese animation.

Date: 16 October 2006 from 6.30pm
Venue: Japan Foundation, London

This event is free but booking is essential as places are limited. Contact or fax 020 7323 4888 to reserve a place with your name, contact details and names of any guests.

This event is being held in association with the Norwich International Animation Festival.

Source: Japan Foundation
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