by Jeremy Clarke.
Weighing in at a lengthy two and a half hours, this lavish, sexually-explicit, South Korean pot-boiler is based on Sarah Waters’ 2002 novel Fingersmith, but moves the location from Victorian England to Japanese colonial-era Korea. Continue Reading
Fairy Tail fans! We have some very exciting news to share with you today as we're delighted to announce that we (Anime Limited) are bringing the highly anticipated film Fairy Tail The Movie: Dragon Cry to cinemas in UK & Ireland, with exclusive preview screenings on May 17th and further select screenings from May 19th. You can book tickets for the film right now at http://fairytailthemovie.co.uk/
The highly anticipated next chapter in Fairy Tail will be heating up cinemas in UK and Ireland soon!
Synopsis: "The Dragon Cry is a magic artefact with enough power to destroy the world. Enshrined within a temple in the Kingdom of Fiore, the Dragon Cry is stolen by Zash, a traitor of Fiore, and delivered to Animus, the ruler of the Kingdom of Stella.
The task of recapturing the Dragon Cry falls to Natsu and the Mages of the Fairy Tail Guild. During their mission to track down Zash, they infiltrate the Kingdom of Stella, and it is here they meet Animus' magician, Sonya...
What does Animus plan to do with the Dragon Cry? Sonya wants to save her country, but what secret is she hiding? Within the interlacing ulterior motives, Fairy Tail fights against the danger that is the menacing world!
And in the middle of this heroic battle, Natsu's instinct awakens..."
The film itself sees the creator of Fairy Tail, Hiro Mashima as producer, and Tatsuma Minamikawa, who was an episode director on anime series such as Attack on Titan, Chihayafuru, GATE, Gundam Build Fighters TRY and Aldnoah.Zero to name a few, directing the film being animated by A-1 Pictures (Fairy Tail, Sword Art Online, The Anthem of the Heart, Persona 3 Movies #3 & #4, Erased, Your Lie In April.)
Yuuko Yamada (Persona 3 Movies) is providing the character designs and the screenplay for the film has been written by Shoji Yonemura, who previously wrote the last two series of Fairy Tail, and Yasuharu Takanashi who composed the music for the Fairy Tail ZERO series is handling the music for this film.
The movie will feature original characters Zashu, Sonia and Animus along with the a variety of the regular cast of Fairy Tail too.
You can watch a teaser for the film below:
We can confirm that the film will be screening in cinemas in Japanese with English subtitles only, as there is no English language dub for the film.
As has been the case with recent theatrical releases of ours - Your Name, A Silent Voice and Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale - there is a dedicated website to be able to purchase tickets from. Visit http://fairytailthemovie.co.uk/ to book your tickets.
(Information correct as of: 11th April 2017)
---- When will the film be screening in cinemas?
Exclusive preview screenings of Fairy Tail The Movie: Dragon Cry will be on May 17th, with further selected screenings on May 19th.
---- What language will the film be screened in?
This will only be shown in Japanese with English subtitles.
There is no English language dub for this film and we are not privy to information whether there will be a dub in the future or not. Obviously if there is news to the contrary we will say, but to confirm, ALL screenings of the film in the cinemas across UK & Ireland will be in Japanese with English subtitles only.
---- Where can I book tickets?
Please visit our dedicated ticket site http://fairytailthemovie.co.uk/ to book your tickets.
--- Where will it be screening?
You can see where it is being screened at our ticket website. Please visit http://fairytailthemovie.co.uk/
--- Do I need to be a fan of Fairy Tail to see the movie?
This is really up to everyone's own interpretation, but Fairy Tail is a long running franchise so we suggest going into the film expecting there to be references that the creators would expect viewers and fans to be aware of. As you saw in the trailer above, the early promotional material for the film highlights that the manga is reaching its climax. So it's fair to assume going in that in terms of continuity, this likely takes places very far in the overall story of Fairy Tail.
And that's all for now, but we hope you're excited to catch the film in cinemas!
We're kicking off the week with the news that we (Anime Limited) have secured the digital and home video license for the upcoming series Anonymous Noise in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Scandinavia (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Finland.)
We can also confirm that we are partnering with Crunchyroll to exclusively simulcast the series in Japanese with English subtitles to the locations listed above!
From the studio who brought you Durarara!!, Natsume's Book of Friends and Penguindrum, comes the new series to be directed by Hideya Takahashi (Pokémon Origins, Keijo!!!!!!!)
Synopsis: "A girl who loves to sing, Nino Arisugawa experiences her first heart wrenching goodbye when her beloved childhood friend, Momo, moves away. And after Nino befriends Yuzu, a music composer, she experiences another sad parting!
With music as their common ground and only outlet, how will unrequited love play out? Since both boys promised Nino that they will find her one day through her singing, she holds on to that hope and continues to reach out with her voice. Now in high school, Nino serendipitously reunites with Yuzu, but she yearns to see Momo again…"
Featuring the voice talents of -
You can watch the Japanese promotional trailer for the series, below -
As we mentioned the series will be simulcasting weekly exclusively at Crunchyroll.com. This simulcast begins tomorrow (Tuesday 11th April) with the first episode available at 4pm (UK time) and a new episode at the same time every Tuesday thereafter.
Please note a home video release in the United Kingdom and Ireland will follow in the future, with more news to follow closer to the release itself - it's very early days but we anticipate this likely won't be until some time in 2018 at this stage.
We hope you're looking for watching this!
By Jasper Sharp.
At the end of February, the National Film Center of Tokyo opened its ‘Japanese Animated Film Classics’ online archive to celebrate this year’s centenary of Japanese animation. The site, which features 64 films from the pre-war and wartime period, features many films with English subtitles.
It is a wonderful initiative from the NFC, which has so far lagged a little behind other national film organisations (notably the Korean Film Archive) in making their holdings available to the general public. Many of these films have been shown before, notably with a touring programme that travelled to many international film festivals in the early part of the millennium (I saw quite a few at Puchon in South Korea in 2003) and a rather pricy DVD collection released in Japan back in 2007. Now, however, what with the opening last year of the ‘Gakken Art Animation’ online archive of stop-motion works from the 1950s and 1960s, there is a sizeable body of work accessible to anyone with a screen and an internet connection, and an unprecedented opportunity to explore the evolution of Japanese animation in the first half century before it became the anime we know and love. Continue Reading
By Roxy Simons.
In a similar fashion to Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive, it’s the violence that does most of the talking in Tetsuya Mariko’s Destruction Babies. With no clearly defined narrative, the film goes from one fight to the next, with each proving to be more aggressive than the last. It gives the film a raw and gritty undertone, one that presents a nihilistic depiction of Japanese youth and, paired well with realistic sound design that makes each punch seem palpable. Continue Reading