By Gianni Simone. This time, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex director Kenji Kamiyama has something quite different to offer his fans. After his first original work, Eden of the East, received critical acclaim, his new film, Napping Princess mixes robots with traditional fantasy elements while exploring the enduring value of family ties. All the Anime caught up with the director at the New York Children’s Film Festival. Continue Reading
By Jasper Sharp.
The world’s favourite movie monster returns to British screens this August in Shin Godzilla, which sees Japan’s legendary fire-breathing lizard once more rising from the cold blue depths of the Pacific to lay waste to huge swathes of Tokyo.
Released in July of last year, Toho’s latest reboot of a franchise that stretches back over 60 years to Ishiro Honda’s 1954 classic was the second top-earner of 2016 at the domestic box office (just behind Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name), while critics of Japan’s top film journal Kinema Junpo similarly voted it to the number 2 spot in their annual favourites list.
However, it has been a long and patient wait for us in the UK to see how this latest home-grown romp measures up against the 2014 version directed by Gareth Edwards, a film very much part of the same Hollywood tradition of co-opting foreign source material and repackaging it for a wider global audience that gave rise to Roland Emmerich’s earlier US remake in 1998. Continue Reading
We're just weeks away from Napping Princess, the new film directed by Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex), coming to cinemas in UK & Ireland! It arrives on 16th August.
If you haven't already you can book tickets for this right now at http://nappingprincessmovie.co.uk
As some of you may have noticed, there are listings for an English language (aka English dub) version of Napping Princess in various cinemas across the UK. This is 100% accurate as there is indeed an English dub that has been created and will be screening along with the original Japanese version with English subtitles. (Check your local cinema for details on which version they will be showing.)
The English dub has been recorded by the great folks at NYAV post, the same people who recorded the English dub for Your Name, and are also recording the English dub for A Silent Voice, that will be included on our home video release later this year.
Today we can reveal who has been cast in the English dub of Napping Princess -
And we're also happy to confirm that directing the English language cast for the movie is
We hope you're excited to see the film in cinemas on 16th August! Book your tickets today at http://nappingprincessmovie.co.uk
Welcome to another edition of the Anime Limited Podcast! Today you join Jeremy, Kat, Andrew, Jessica and Keith in progress of a discussion about an old Irn-Bru commercial before they get to talking about experiences from MCM Manchester Comic Con that include shenanigans involving a kebab.
We also touch on a variety of questions and topics submitted by you, the listeners, on the big news of the week involving both Sony and Funimation and that may/may not impact the UK. Plus home video releases of Netflix titles, Assassination Classroom, a possible Shinkai collection, Tench Muyo, the current anime season - including a description of of the series that has to be heard to be believed, leg room on flights and more!
A fun show as always and it’s available for your listening pleasure now. We hope you enjoy listening to it and we'll be back next week with another episode.
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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- IRN-BRU Commercial we talk about at the start of the podcast
- The Anime News Network 'Answerman' Column referenced on the podcast, relating to the Sony/Funimation news
- MVM's release of Tenchi Muyo
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Roxy Simons is here to save the day…
If you could turn back time and stop an unforgivable tragedy from happening, wouldn't you? Blessed with an unexplained ability he dubs “Revival”, Satoru Fujinuma often finds himself travelling five minutes into the past when something wrong is about to happen and he needs to fix it.
Where this capability stems from is unclear, but it seems linked to the death of his classmate Kayo Hinazuki in 1988. Although his memories of that time are hazy, Fujinuma still feels a sense of responsibility for not offering to walk her home on the day of her disappearance, and this sense of guilt can still be felt in his adult life 18 years later. He lacks purpose, and any motivation he may have had as a child is now stilted.
A spark ignites in Fujinuma when his mother reminds him of that dark year when three children were taken and murdered over the course of a few days. Although the police believe they caught the right man, he is convinced that the accused is innocent. When one of his “Revival’s” leads his mother to discover the true killer’s identity, and then pay the price for it, Fujinuma finds himself thrown back into his 11-year-old body days before Kayo’s death. In order to save his mother, he must first save her. What follows is an intense and emotional murder mystery. Continue Reading