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PERFECT BLUE: 20th Anniversary screenings announced!

IN SELECTED CINEMAS FROM 27TH OCTOBER! Image / words credit: AllTheAnime.com Synopsis: Leaving the world of J-pop behind her, Mima Kirigoe begins life as an actress on a crime drama show called ‘Double Blind’. When offered a lead role in the show as a rape victim, Mima accepts the role despite reservations from her manager. However, the backlash from fans over her career change and a strange website called ‘Mima’s Room’ written by a fake Mima begin to worry her. When a stalker appears and people involved in Double Blind begin turning up dead and all the evidence pointing to her, Mima...

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SHIN GODZILLA stomps across the UK this Summer!

SCREENING NATIONWIDE ON 10TH AUGUST! The iconic science fiction monster Godzilla makes land fall in the UK this August with the theatrical release of Shin Godzilla from Toho Company, Ltd. Manga Entertainment revealed that Shin Godzilla will roar into cinemas for a limited engagement on Thursday 10th August. Tickets for the film are now available for pre-purchase on the official film website, shingodzillamovie.co.uk. Co-directed by Hideaki Anno (creator of Evangelion) and Shinji Higuchi (director of Toho’s 2015 Attack on Titan live action movies), Shin Godzilla is the 29th Godzilla film produced by Toho and represents a brand new chapter in the 62-year history of this celebrated movie monster.  The...

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NETFLIX Original BLAME! features angela’s theme song!

‘CALLING YOU’ FEATURES ON NEW NETFLIX ORIGINAL. Japanese pop group angela‘s latest theme song ‘Calling you’ will reach a worldwide audience, with the premiere of the Netflix original film BLAME!, based on the manga by Tsutomu Nihei. angela, formed by vocalist atsuko and guitarist KATSU, has created theme songs for many popular anime series, including FAFNER in the azure, K, KNIGHTS OF SIDONIA, Ajin, and Bodacious Space Pirates The Movie. BLAME! will be released in Japanese Cinema’s from 20th May for a two week run in connection with its Netflix streaming release, and you can check out the trailer above! If you loved angela’s...

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A Silent Voice: UK screenings announced!

Coming to Cinemas on 15th March 2017! The date for your calendars is Wednesday 15th March 2017, with further select cinemas from Friday 17th March, and the film will be screening in Showcase Cinemas, PictureHouse, ODEON, VUE, Cineworld and other independent locations in UK & Ireland. Synopsis: “A heart-wrenching romantic anime drama, A Silent Voice follows a youngster named Shoko. After moving to a new school, Shoko is taunted because of her hearing impairment, principally by Shouya, who leads the class in teasing her. When Shoko is eventually forced to transfer to another school, Shouya’s classmates in turn ostracise him...

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The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2017

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme, the largest programme focusing on Japanese cinema in the UK returns in 2017, touring to 15 cities nationwide. Taking inspiration from Charlie Chaplin’s famous quote “Life is a desire, not a meaning”, the programme features an all-encompassing introduction to Japanese cinema through the prism of “desires, hopes and impulses”. From the newly released work, The Mohican Comes Home (2016)  by Shuichi Okita to classic example Flora on the Sand (1964) by Ko Nakahira,  this year’s programme  spans a myriad of genres to present the multiplicity of ‘wanting’ in all its guises and explore...

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