By Andrew Osmond.
Anime movies have tackled heavy subjects for decades, and the recent crop has been no exception. Some address their topics head on, like the shocking Genocidal Organ. Others are more indirect. Your Name was a teen romcom fantasy that implicitly raised the horrors of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake. A Silent Voice used romcom and teen comedy to lighten a story of cruelty and guilt. Now In This Corner of the World uses soft drawings and everyday domestic drama to tell a story of life in Japan during World War II, in and around Hiroshima. Yes, Hiroshima. Continue Reading
It's time for the next Anime Limited / AllTheAnime Podcast!
On this episode join Jeremy, Andrew Kerry, Keith and Jessica as they talk a variety of topics with (it's got to be said) some very NSFW language unintentionally involved. (You can thank Kerry for that.)
Topics covered (but not limited to) include the Viceland TV channel announcing it's anime block of programming and the reaction to said announcement, documentaries on Netflix that keep you awake at night, there's a new streaming service that launched "HIDIVE" so we have chinwag about that, what "authoring" a disc actually means or entails, favourite non-anime films we've seen this year, the price of manga (as in books, not the anime distributor) and more!
A fun podcast as always! We hope you enjoy listening to it and we'll be back next Friday with another episode for you!
NOTE: As always please note this podcast contains strong language and any views expressed by individuals in this podcast do not reflect those of Anime Limited.
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By Helen McCarthy.
Belladonna of Sadness, the last film from Osamu Tezuka’s groundbreaking studio Mushi Pro, crashed and burned soon after the studio itself. It failed at the Japanese box office, and made little impression on the world outside Japan. French film journal Les Cahiers du Cinema recently hailed it as “the hidden treasure of Japanese animation,” but, in truth, the film wasn’t so much hidden as trashed.
And yet… Belladonna is an almost perfect visual summary of the feminine side of 1970s artistic counterculture. The psychedelic movement of the 1960s had generated a tidal wave of popular art on everything from album covers and advertising graphics to rave fliers. In 1968 the Beatles’ movie Yellow Submarine, Jean-Claud Forest’s comic Barbarella, and Roger Vadim’s film version, created a perfect storm of psychedelia around the world. Continue Reading
We mentioned there would be more details coming soon about anime returning to television in the United Kingdom, and today VICELAND TV have made a formal announcement about what you expect to see on their channel.
Also worth noting that MVM Entertainment's Samurai Champloo has been announced to be airing on VICELAND TV too along with our titles Cowboy Bebop, Tokyo Ghoul and Eureka Seven.
Read on below for the official press release -
“Cowboy Bebop”, “Tokyo Ghoul”, “Tokyo Ghoul Root A”, and “Eureka Seven” amongst first Anime titles to debut on VICELAND UK
London, June 20th 2017: VICELAND, the youth-focused TV network from VICE Media, has announced a string of critically acclaimed anime acquisitions for its UK channel, in partnership with leading distributor Anime Ltd. The added titles mark the genre’s return to linear television, with the series block to TX from 17th July at midnight in a regular daily slot.
Amongst the acquired titles are ‘Tokyo Ghoul’, based on the cult manga series by Sui Ishida, along with season follow-up ‘Tokyo Ghoul Root A’. Ahead of Tomorrow Studio’s recently announced live-action re-boot, VICELAND has also picked up rights to the award-winning series, ‘Cowboy Bebop’, along with the acclaimed 50 episode series, “Eureka Seven”.
CJ Fahey, General Manager of VICELAND International, commented: “We’ve been on the look-out for a strong roster of Anime content for the channel for some time now, as a genre that we feel strongly aligns with the appetite of our inquisitive viewers and creative vision of the channel. The growing international interest stemming from anticipated anime titles such as “In This Corner of the World” and "A Silent Voice" has been reflected in the success of animated shows already airing on VICELAND - with “Party Legends” and “Archer” capturing a strong fan base. The addition of Anime Limited’s content is a perfect fit, with their portfolio of shows bursting with cult favourites and long-running hits which will no-doubt greatly support our growing youth-offering in the UK.”
Andrew Partridge, president of Anime Limited says: “This is a very exciting time for anime as a whole - with so much film in the cinema. Even more thrilling is the fact that anime is coming back to TV after a long exile - thanks to the efforts of VICELAND! We are very excited to partner with VICELAND on this project and are thrilled that our titles will be part of this exciting block”.
The added titles mark the latest in a new wave of programming on VICELAND, following the network’s recent announcements of original series including: property show Generation Rent (w/t), reality sitcom Bobby and Harriet Get Married and the return of Jamali Maddix’s investigative docu-series Hate Thy Neighbour.
About The New Shows: Continue Reading
By Jasper Sharp.
Toshio (Kanji Furutachi) is a self-employed metal worker who welcomes his acquaintance Yasaka (Tadanobu Asano) into his family when he appears at his workshop one day. The consequences, however, are disastrous. Soft-spoken, polite and immaculately turned out in crisp white shirt and black trousers, Yasaka is the very model of respectability, although his stiff movements and rigid body posture suggest he is not all that he appears. Toshio’s wife Akie (Mariko Tsutsui) is initially quite taken aback when her husband not only offers Yasaka a job to help him through a rough patch, but a room in their cramped home. After all, she has never heard Toshio so much as mention him before. But she soon begins to warm to their new lodger as he develops a rapport with their young daughter Hotaru, and offers to coach her on the harmonium organ that lends Koji Fukuda’s film its English-language title. Continue Reading