As you know, we're huge fans of bringing anime to the big screen whenever and wherever possible here at Anime Limited, and you'll be pleased to hear we aren't the only ones - it's a passion that we share with our good friends at the MCM London Comic Con.
Thanks to that shared love of big screen anime, later this month we're bringing you an all-new version of our MCM Loves Anime event for London Comic Con, which runs from the 25th-27th May 2018.
To house our planned screenings, MCM London Comic Con is bringing a full-blown theatrical experience to the event in the form of a mobile cinema which will be housed within the event itself. We'll be providing a couple of fantastic big-name anime films across the event weekend, so check out all of the details below!
Synopsis: “Acclaimed screenwriter Mari Okada makes her directorial debut in this animated fantasy feature.
The people of Iorph have a lifespan of hundreds of years and maintain their teenage appearances for life, but when the peace of this town is shattered by those who want the secret to their longevity for themselves, a young girl named Maquia is forced to escape. Wandering the land alone, upon finding an orphaned baby she chooses to raise him, but as this boy grows up so the difference in their lifespans is thrown into ever-sharper relief.”
Official English subtitled trailer:
Synopsis: "Mitsuha and Taki are total strangers living completely different lives. But when Mitsuha makes a wish to leave her mountain town for the bustling city of Tokyo, they become connected in a bizarre way. She dreams she is a boy living in Tokyo while Taki dreams he is a girl from a rural town he's never visited. What does their newfound connection mean? And how will it bring them together? Find out in the smash hit film from the acclaimed auteur Makoto Shinkai."
Official English trailer:
Tickets for each screening costs £12 per person - you'll find links to buy tickets above, or simply head to this page to grab your tickets. Please note that this ticket cost is in addition to your entrance to London Comic Con itself - you'll also need a pass to attend the event itself as well as your ticket to these screenings.
We look forward to seeing some of you enjoying these great films at London Comic Con, and stay tuned for even more news of our Comic Con plans over the weeks leading up to the big weekend itself!
Until next time, take care.
By Andrew Osmond.
Toshio Suzuki is the most famous producer in anime, and the third most important figure in Studio Ghibli’s history, behind only Miyazaki and Takahata. Now, with absolutely no fanfare, an English translation of Suzuki’s memoir Mixing Work With Pleasure has been published by the Japan Library imprint, translated by Roger Speares.
At 230 pages, it’s much slimmer than Starting Point or Turning Point, the two Miyazaki essay collections translated by VIZ Media. But for serious Ghibli fans or scholars, Suzuki’s book is a must-buy, both for its wealth of information and for its new perspective on a familiar history from someone who was there, beside Miyazaki and Takahata, from Nausicaa in the 1980s to Ghibli’s projects today. This edition is sombrely timed, given Takahata’s passing, but it’s a wonderful resource.
Born in 1948, Suzuki grew up before industrial anime; his first career, in the 1970s, was in journalism. For example, he wrote about Japan’s motorbike gangs, the Bosozoku, who would inspire Akira. He edited a magazine supplement about manga, meeting the likes of Tezuka and Shotaro Ishinomori (Cyborg 009). It was published by a company that Ghibli fans should recognise – Tokuma Shoten.
Suzuki’s superior at Tokuma, Hideo Ogata, landed Suzuki with a ludicrously short-notice assignment – to edit Japan’s first magazine about anime. Animage was launched in 1978, when the big thing was Yamato. But Suzuki had 118 pages to fill and decided on a “retro” article about a past classic. Not knowing anything, he was tutored on anime by a schoolgirl. She told him about an “absolutely fantastic” old film called The Little Norse Prince, aka The Great Adventure of Horus. Made in 1968, it was the first feature to involve Takahata, who directed it, and Miyazaki.
After having to take a few unexpected weeks off, the All The Anime podcast is back with Jeremy, Andy, Jessica, Andrew (Partridge) and Keith gathering in the office studio to discuss a whole host of topics.
This week there's a lot of announcements from us relating to upcoming release to talk about plus the exciting news that the creator of Full Metal Panic will be at MCM London Comic Con later this month!
There's also talk on the massive news that Mamoru Hosoda's new film "Mirai" will be at Cannes and what this could mean for anime films going forward, which leads into discussion on anime films in the cinema in the UK. There's also time for some questions from twitter which includes what film or tv series would we turn into an anime if we could.
A fun shows as always. We'll be back next week with another show!
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By Mitchell Lineham.
Persona 3 Movie #3: Falling Down is the penultimate chapter to the Persona 3 movies, and it focuses on different character arcs as the story ramps up to its climax. Makoto Yuki, Ryoji Mochizuki, Mitsuru Kirijo and Yukari Takeba share deep ties that link deeply with their classics-inspired Persona, and it’s reflected in the story’s narrative once again. Continue Reading
In 2017 we had the pleasure of bringing two of Masaaki Yuasa's recent films to the big screen, the first was Night is Short, Walk on Girl, and in the winter it was Lu Over the Wall. Both will be receiving home video releases soon. We'll have more details for what to expect with the latter of the two in the coming weeks, but today we're going to give you a rundown on what to look forward to with our upcoming release of Night is Short, Walk on Girl.
If you're not familiar with the film, have no fear as we've got a quick primer for you to bring you up to speed.
Let director Masaaki Yuasa (The Tatami Galaxy, Lu Over the Wall, MIND GAME) walk you through an eccentric, colourful journey of love, life and youthful exuberance unlike anything you’ve seen before.
Synopsis: “Senpai” is a man smitten with his inscrutable junior, The Girl with Black Hair. Although he plans to woo her by engineering a series of “coincidental” encounters, he reckons without the exploratory nature of this girl as she roams through an abstract, bustling night in Kyoto. From pub crawls to festivals, book fairs to impromptu musical performances, the night is short and there’s much to take in - how can “Senpai” possibly grab the attention of the apple of his eye?
Check out a trailer for the film (that was also originally published prior to our theatrical screenings last year) below:
We will be releasing the film on both Blu-ray and DVD. There will be a Ltd Collector's Ed. Blu-ray+DVD set, as well as standard Blu-ray and DVD versions available from 25th June 2018.
The Ltd Collector's Ed. Blu-ray+DVD set will come packed in a rigid case with a digipack to hold the Blu-ray and DVD discs. Also included is a 52-page art book that is divided into three sections; Characters, Settings and then in a change of pace we're including an essay written by Andrew Osmond (author of 100 Animated Feature Films). It works as a great companion to the film and is a great read whether you're familiar with the film, or perhaps other titles of Masaaki Yuasa's, or not.
If that wasn't enough, on the disc themselves you'll also get an interview with director Masaaki Yuasa and there's also some Japanese previews of the film too.
In case you're not aware, the film is in Japanese with English subtitles only. (No English language dub has been produced for this.) The audio option for watching the main feature is Japanese 5.1.
Retailers will be taking pre-orders for this soon, but (at time of writing) you can pre-order yours from:
But we also want to make it known to you that there will be an offer exclusive bundle to AllTheAnime.com!
We're happy to announce that we will be offering an AllTheAnime.com exclusive bundle of the Ltd Collector's Ed. Blu-ray+DVD set that will also come with a bonus A3 poster! You can see a visual of this below.
The poster itself depicts the same image that graces the outer side of the digipack; which is an outdoor scene involving many characters you see in the film. It's a great image and we knew there would be some out there who would love to be able to have that as a larger image, us included!
We will begin taking orders for this AllTheAnime.com exclusive bundle from 15th June 2018 there will be a specific cutoff period that will be made known when pre-orders begin. Once that cutoff has been reached, there will only be a small additional allocation of units that will include the poster.
*NOTE 1: The bonus A3 poster will be shipped separately to the product itself and will potentially ship at a different time, be it before or after date of release, too.
*NOTE 2: This offer is exclusive to pre-orders at AllTheAnime.com web shop only offer - this offer cannot and will not be valid for any purchases of this title where we exhibit at an event, or from any other online retailers.
You can view the listing at our web shop below:
And that wraps up this preview of our upcoming release of the film Night is Short, Walk on Girl. We hope you're looking forward to adding this film to your collection.