By Roxy Simons.
Bank teller Rika (Rie Miyazawa) leads a conventional life. She goes to work, meets clients about their accounts and possible future investments, and then goes home where she prepares food for her distracted husband. Frustrated with her humdrum existence, she succumbs to the seductions of a younger man. Finding happiness for the first time in years, Rika wants to provide for her debt-ridden lover, but what starts as an attempt to revitalise her life soon turns sour, as she is forced down a dark path of lies and embezzlement, in Daihachi Yoshida’s Pale Moon. Continue Reading
We know a lot of you have patiently waiting for details on when you'll be able to catch A Silent Voice in cinemas across UK & Ireland. Well today is the day we can tell when and where you'll be able to see it!
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. You can visit our official website for the film - http://asilentvoice.co.uk/ - to see exactly where you'll be able to catch the film.
For those of you unfamiliar with the film -
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 for his cruel behaviour.
Years later, as a young adult, Shouya is riddled with guilt over his humiliation of Shoko. Living an aimless life with no friends, he determines to find her and try to atone. But is it too late, and what might her reaction be?"
Check out out exclusive trailer for the film below -
~ What language will the film be screened in?
In Japanese with English subtitles only. There is currently no English language dub, which is why there are only screenings in Japanese with subtitles.
~ I don't see a screening listed in my area? Will there be one added?
We're working closely with our partners to have screenings available in as many locations as possible, however we should stress that ultimately the locations it will be screened in are chosen by the cinemas themselves and not us (Anime Limited / AllTheAnime). So if it is not being listed in your area we encourage to make your cinema aware that you'd really like to see it.
~ How long will it be in cinemas for?
At this stage it's very difficult to tell. This will depend on the demand to see the film based on how well it performs on 15th March and the select cinemas on 17th March. So if your on the fence about going thinking it might be shown later, we can't promise that. We strongly encourage you to watch this the first chance you have as it might be your only opportunity to do so.
~ Which cinema chains will be showing the film?
Showcase Cinemas, Picture House, ODEON, VUE, Cineworld and other independent locations in UK & Ireland will be screening the film in various locations.
[Information above correct as of: 22nd Feb. 2017]
And that's all for now! Stay tuned for more updates on A Silent Voice being screened at cinemas in UK & Ireland.
The legendary director Seijun Suzuki, who died on 13th February, is best known in the West for such quirky, idiosyncratic works as Youth of the Beast, Kanto Wanderer and Tokyo Drifter. These 1960s B-movie genre pictures playfully riffed on the “borderless action” mash-ups of gangster films, youth movies, musicals and westerns fostered by the Nikkatsu studio, where he was employed from 1954 until 1968, when company president Kyusaku Hori fired him for his “incomprehensibe” hallucinogenic hard-boiled hitman masterpiece Branded to Kill. In Japan, he is remembered for his more critically-regarded ‘Taisho Trilogy’ of Zigeunerweisen, Heat-Haze Theatre and Yumeji – three independently-produced otherworldly tales, released between 1980 and 1991, that marked a short-lived departure towards a more artistic strain of filmmaking. Continue Reading
Today we very happy to happy announce a new title to add to our catalogue in the form of the series Charlotte. We will be releasing this on Blu-ray and DVD, with both English audio and Japanese with English subtitles being included.
Synopsis: An all new anime series written by Jun Maeda (Angel Beats!, Little Busters!, Clannad, Kanon)
"A small percentage of adolescents have onsets of special abilities. Yu Otosaka deftly uses an ability that takes over a target's body for five seconds and gets accepted into a prestigious high school. Just when he is about to start a stable high school life as a popular honor student, a girl named Nao Tomori appears before him. Their encounter reveals the cruel destiny for wielders of special abilities."
You can watch a trailer for the series, first published prior to it's broadcast, below:
The series will be released over two parts, starting with Part 1 on 29th May. There will be more details forthcoming on full contents in the coming months - we're currently in the approvals phase of our release, so until this has all been signed off we're unable to confirm all content at this time. We can tell you that there will be a Collector's Edition Blu-ray+DVD set and standard DVD version of both parts. But for those of you who want to get in early on pre-ordering, you can do so right now at Amazon UK -
If you want to get a taste for the series it's available to view at Crunchyroll HERE.
By Andrew Osmond.
Funimation has released the second half of Yona of the Dawn, the fantasy adventure from a girls’ manga by Mizuho Kusanagi, about a bold red-haired princess-in-exile and the handsome male protectors that she gathers around herself. It’s been a while since the first anime volume (it came out last July), so if you need a reminder of how the story started, there’s a write-up here.
The first volume broke off mid-adventure, with Yona having gathered a trio of companions. Firstly there’s Hak, her inseparable bodyguard, who rescued Yona when their childhood playmate, Su-Won, triggered a coup d’etat, slew Yona’s royal father and took control of her kingdom. Continue Reading