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.
Last last week we had the pleasure of revealing to you our plans for the Ltd Collector's Edition release of the classic Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, which initially you'll only be able to purchase at our AllTheAnime.com web shop.
Today we're excited to show you what to expect from this release! But before we get to that, a quick refresher on not only the film but what we have planned for the release too.
Directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Ninja Scroll, X, Wicked City)
Synopsis: “The enigmatic Vampire Hunter – known only as D – has been hired to track down Meier Link, a notoriously powerful vampire who has abducted a human woman named Charlotte Elbourne. D’s orders are strict – find Charlotte, at any cost.
For the first time D faces serious competition. The Markus Brothers, a family of Vampire Hunters, have been hired for the same bounty. D must intercept Meier and conquer hostile forces on all sides in a deadly race against time.
Despised by Vampires for his profession and by Humans for the blood in his veins, D relentlessly pursues his prey, little expecting where his journey will ultimately take him, as long-buried secrets resurface once more.“
You can watch a trailer for the film below:
Our release comes packed in a rigid case case and inside that you'll find a digipack to hold the two discs ( 1 x Blu-ray + 1 x DVD) and there's a sixteen page booklet inside with an article written by Andrew Osmond (author of 100 Animated Feature Films.)
On the discs themselves, as well as the feature film with both English 2.0 and 5.1 audio options, there's also lots of extras for sink you teeth into: trailers created for the US, Japanese and Korean releases of the film; a behind the scenes featurette, storyboards and an art gallery.
As we mentioned in our post last week detailing our plans for this release, it's worth reiterating as the film was actually created for the western market, and as per other western releases elsewhere, English is the primary language for the film and thus also the sole audio option available here. Both formats additionally offer up optional Hard of Hearing subtitles for the film.
As we mentioned last week, this Ltd. Collector's Ed. set initially is exclusive to our AllTheAnime.com web shop only, which you can order right now -
But don't worry, the film will be getting released on standard Blu-ray and DVD this coming July::
Now time for photos of the actual product. Worth noting you can click to enlarge them if you want. Continue Reading
By Jonathan Clements. Mari Okada’s memoir of two decades in the anime business begins and ends with the disastrous premiere screening of Anthem of the Heart in her hometown of Chichibu – a huge event in the middle of nowhere, inconvenient for all attendees, with a film that stops playing halfway. As the screenwriter, she fumes impotently as the patrons wait and flunkies try to look busy, and watches with head-shaking resignation as the celebratory fireworks, timed to coincide with the end of the film, are launched too early while the audience is still waiting for it to restart.
From Truant to Anime Screenwriter: My Path to Anohana and The Anthem of the Heart is her account of how she got to that place, as the writer of a standalone film. Her writing is distinguished by a constant resistance to the performativity of Japanese life, refusing to play the game of empty accolades and fake-news proclamations that all is well. Instead, she presents a compelling portrayal of a life (and industry) that constantly “fails up”, until she becomes one of modern anime’s rare hyphenate talents. Continue Reading