With the release of 009 RE:CYBORG this week, director Kenji Kamiyama (dir Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) has been making the rounds in the UK press discussing his history, success in the anime industry and his experiences making this film. As you can imagine, the technical and visual feats conquered with 009 RE:CYBORG are hugely impressive - it's definitely one thing that unites the reviewers. Creating a classic anime film in 3D CGI to look like 2D cel animation is quite the accomplishment and does make for interesting discussions on the potential of similar action-based anime, such as 009, in the future. What is interesting about this accomplishment is the wealth of talent, the pedigree of the production team and the gamble taken by Production I.G in making the film 3D.
We've rounded up the various interviews with Kamiyama-san discussing 009 RE:CYBORG from the wild, crazy badlands of mediadom to save you scouring through the oftentimes frightening and foreboding wastelands of the internet. They make for very interesting reads.
Den of Geek
Grolsch Film Works
Don't forget, 009 RE:CYBORG is released this Friday, June 7th in cinemas and will be simultaneously available to stream online. For more details, check out our 009 RE:CYBORG page here
This summer sees the re-release of Cowboy Bebop in glorious digitally remastered Blu-ray and DVD! With all the excitement around the launch of Part 1 at the end of July, we thought it’d be fun to provide an outlet for the anticipation. Enter the Cowboy Bebop Vine competition (creative title eh?).
We’re running a wee competition for all you Cowboys out there - the rules are pretty simple and it involves the use of free technology; easy! If you take part you’re in with a chance to win a pair of Play Arts Spike and Vicious action figures! So, what is the competition?
We want you, the fans, to recreate your favourite scene or favourite episode from the entire Cowboy Bebop series using the micro-video app Vine (you can download it for free on itunes and at Google Play for Android - hat tip to Gavin for pointing it out -Ed). Vine allows you to create 6 second videos, so you have 6 seconds to get your scene or episode across. You can do this any way you’d like - for example, you could use puppets, draw characters and stick them on straws, stop motion with toys, pets, your friends whatever works for you. Be creative and think different.
All approved clips will be embedded onto the competition page on All the Anime’s site and will be shared on Facebook and Twitter. So, what are the rules?
For inspiration, check out 5 Second Films on YouTube . You'd be amazed at what you can get across in 6 seconds!
You’ve got 2 weeks to submit your entry - so from today 03, June 2013 until midnight BST 16, June 2013. Winners will be announced the week following the last day for entries.
A special thanks to Square Enix for supplying the gorgeous Spike and Vicious figures!
Good luck and get submitting!
Well, that's MCM London done for May and it was an utter blast! We had such a great time over the course of the weekend and met some incredible people and some old friends. We even made a whole bunch of new friends too - so we figured it was about time we properly introduced the team here at Anime Limited. These are the guys and gals that work hard to make sure you get the anime you want to see, be it theatrical releases or home video. So without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, the Anime Limited team!
Those of you who've been on the scene long enough will instantly recognise Andrew Partridge. He is El Presidente of Anime Limited and responsible for getting you all those titles and films you love so much. He is also a ridiculous ball of energy.
If you've been to the most recent MCM Expo, you may recognise Tom from our booth there. He is junior production manager and a wonderful animator. He designed and animated our title card. He's not as grumpy as he likes to portray himself.
This is Kat. You will also recognise her from MCM Expo as she was working hard on our booth. Kat's a sickly talented graphic artist and also studied animation. She is responsible for all our pretty graphics on the booth and elsewhere. If you were lucky enough to snag one of the limited edition Cowboy Bebop prints, that's an example of her handiwork.
I'm the most recent to join the gang here at Anime Limited. I'm responsible for the marketing, PR and other such shenanigans. Bill Hicks once told all marketers to kill themselves, but I'm not so bad. Honest.
And there you have it. Team Anime Limited. I'm sure you'll be getting used to us as we'll be at a lot of the expos, cons, and festivals. See you guys around.
Anime Limited's first jaunt to MCM Comic Con London is off to a great start with a brilliant schedule of events and the gorgeous designs for our booth all done and ready to go. This time around we won't have any of our own stock on sale at our booth, mostly due to the fact that our first run of stock will be Part 1 of Cowboy Bebop Collector's Edition out on Blu-ray in July, so we're a couple months off. However, we will be helping out our friends at Kaze and 101 Anime by selling their stock at our booth! Titles will include the latest parts of your favourite shows so don't miss your chance to catch up.
I can also confirm that we will be able to accept debit and credit cards on the booth! This, I'm sure, will be a welcome relief for a lot of you out there so now you really have no excuse for not going nuts, buying up all the stuff at the booth, right? So what can you get?
Kaze's got some pretty sweet titles up for grabs including:
101 Anime's bringing along many titles including:
So mosey on down to Booth #1003 for a chat and to get your hands on some of the titles listed above.
See you all there.
MCM London is just around the corner and we're very happy to be hosting the great Shinichiro Watanabe at the Anime Limited booth! As everything is kicking off later on this week, we thought you might find it helpful to have the final timings and places listed here. These are the final times and have changed from what you may have seen on the MCM Forum - so please take note. Here you go!
Please note: despite the fact that Mr. Watanabe will be taking part in signings for three days, it is highly likely that each of these signing events will be very busy. With the times being so limited, please remember that Mr. Watanabe will be signing one item per person. We would like everyone to have a chance to get items signed hence keeping signings to a minimum. Please think of others and respect fans who are also queuing.
Thanks and see you all there!