Later this year we're going to be bringing a recent incarnation of a classic franchise to Blu-ray in the United Kingdom - that being Lupin the 3rd: The Italian Adventure (aka Lupin the 3rd Part IV) and we're very excited for how that is shaping up, with details to follow soon.
However today we want to share the exciting news that we (Anime Ltd.) have acquired the rights to the next chapter in the franchise, Lupin the 3rd Part 5 and you'll be able to watch episodes of the new series as it airs in Japan via a simulcast through our good friends at Crunchyroll starting tomorrow (3rd April 2018.) The first episode will launch at 7:30pm (UK) that day!
The director and studio of Lupin the 3rd: The Italian Adventure (aka Lupin the 3rd Part IV) return to bring you more daring capers involving the world's greatest thief and his pals!
Synopsis: "Lupin the 3rd Part 5 finds our renowned thief and his associate Daisuke Jigen hiding out in an apartment in modern-day rural France, which provides the backdrop for this latest series.
This time around Lupin is drawn into the world of technology via a site on the so-called “dark web” known as Marco Polo - a go-to place for undesirables to purchase illegal items from drugs to firearms. Can Lupin successfully infiltrate a datacenter and carry out a heist to steal digital currency from this virtual realm?
It’s a unique challenge, made all the more so by the presence of Ami, a mysterious hacking genius who has her own interest in Marco Polo, as well as a man who claims to know details of Lupin the 3rd’s past..."
Check out a Japanese preview for the series below
You'll be able to watch new subtitled episodes every week at Crunchyroll.com starting tomorrow (3rd April.) The first episode will launch at 7:30pm (UK)!
We hope you're excited about this, because we sure are! Make sure you check out the first episode on Crunchyroll when it's available this week!
And as we mentioned earlier, we'll have details about our home video release of Lupin the 3rd: The Italian Adventure (aka Lupin the 3rd Part IV) coming soon. So stay tuned for that info!
UPDATED: 2nd April, 5:06pm - Simulcast launch time added.
By Andrew Osmond.
In a memorable podcast by the BBFC from a few years ago, examiner Emily Fussell complained that anime could be deceptive. “Sometimes you are thrown complete curveballs. So you will think that you are watching a series about a bunch of schoolchildren fighting aliens… and then one of them will stick their finger up another one’s bum, or they’ll show their boobs… Sometimes it’s just not what you think it is.”
At first it seems all too obvious what The Testament of Sister New Devil is. It’s a series that starts with a father and son in a café in present-day Japan. The dad announces out of nowhere that his lucky boy Basara has acquired two little sisters, thanks to the dad remarrying. Moments later, the boy encounters one of the girls – an irascible redhead called Mio – in a toilet cubicle with a tragically unlocked door. It’s the kind of meet-cute only anime can do. The younger-looking sibling, meanwhile, is called Maria, who demonstrates a minxish sense of humour that’s both scary and borderline illegal. Continue Reading
It's Good Friday and boy do we have some good news to share with you today! The next film we'll be bringing to cinemas in the UK & Ireland will be Maquia: When the Promised Flowers Bloom on 27th June. But today we're very excited to announce that there will be two very special advance screenings of the film next month!
First of all for anime fans in Ireland we're happy to say that the Irish Premiere of the film will be taking place at the Lighthouse Cinema in Dublin on Saturday 14th April at 6pm as part the annual Japan Film Festival!
Then a few days later Monday 16th April, we bring the film to England for the first time as there will be a special screening of the film at the Prince Charles Cinema in the heart of London at 6pm that evening.
Now, you might be wondering what's so special about these screenings? Well apart from the fact it's an opportunity to see the film ahead of the general theatrical date in June, we're delighted to say that the director of the film Mari Okada will be in attendance at both screenings to take part in a Q&A session! That's right, you'll get to watch the film and then hear the director talk about it! It's an opportunity not to be missed!
Book your tickets for both events featuring a Q&A with director Mari Okada now:
MARI OKADA (born 1976) is a screenwriter who works on a variety of media, including direct-to-video films, games and radio dramas. Her anime debut was on the 1998 TV series DT Eightron. Since then, she has gained attention through her work on the series composition and scripts of numerous titles including true tears (08), Toradora! (08), Hanasaku Iroha (11), AnoHana: The Flower We Saw That Day (11) and Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea (13). Anthem of the Heart (15) marked her first effort at writing an original anime feature film. In 2011 she was the recipient of the 16th Animation Kobe Award.
Japanese title: Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana o Kazarou (Let's Decorate the Promised Flowers in the Farewell Morning)
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:
We hope you're as excited about this as we are! It will be the first time that Mari Okada will be travelling to the United Kingdom & Ireland to discuss her work. Don't miss out on this very unique opportunity!
The All The Anime Podcast is back! Today Jeremy and Andy bring a prologue episode of sorts while the remainder of the team are out in Japan to bring you up to speed on what's been happening at All The Anime HQ the past few months along with some news notes.
Then it's time to delve into questions from Facebook and Twitter which covers a variety of topics including lengthy discussion on what we've been watching during the Winter anime season.
We hope you enjoy this episode and we'll be back next week~!
Next time we'll be looking through some more questions that were submitted for the show - as we're simply out of time because of all the anime we were talking about - and we'l be previewing what we're excited about when it comes to the Spring season too!
NOTE: As always please note this podcast may contain strong language and any views expressed by individuals in this podcast do not reflect those of Anime Limited.
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Past Podcasts episodes:
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By Jonathan Clements.
In The Anime Boom in the United States, Michal Daliot-Bul and Nissim Otmazgin summarise several key issues in modern anime, including an overview of its entrepreneurs, the long-term influence of Japanese governmental cultural policies, and the effects of anime stylistics on contemporary American cartoons. They promise a “top-down” perspective on the business of selling Japanese animation, although I dispute whether they, or anyone else, is really sure where the top is. It certainly isn’t among the policy wonks of JETRO and MEXT, who are accused here of inflating their own statistics and bureaucratising the arts with pointless form-filling. Ridiculed by several interviewees for meaningless managerial exhortations to be “cool”, their attempts to get down with the kids are presented as embarrassing gaffes like your dad trying to breakdance. But Daliot-Bul and Otmazgin let those self-same bureaucrats plead their own case, leading to some wonderfully quotable comments and some enjoyably hand-waving dismissals of artistic integrity and poverty-line wages. Continue Reading