There are enough film released this week to warrant a double-trailer post. Rain has poured forth from the heavens and a fierce wind gusts about outside so the poor weather is a great excuse to stay inside and write about films. I also got the chance to write about an interesting Kickstarter project concerning a wonderful anime I highly recommend.
The UK anime distributor All the Anime launched a Kickstarter for an English language release of Mai Mai Miracle. The initial goal was US$30,000 and it was reached within less than a day. The campaign to raise money continues with a stretch-goal of $60,000 being added to provide an English language dub. Although the focus of the funding is on creating a High Definition Master for the Blu-Ray and DVD version, supporters have the chance to dictate just what will be released including extras. Backers can get their hands on a selection of goodies access a downloadable wallpaper. I’ve already pledged and wrote about the project on Anime UK News because I really took to the film and I hope others can experience its magic. Judging by the overwhelming response I think others feel the same.
Anyway, on to the trailers:
Japanese: 劇場版Tiger & Bunny The Rising
Romaji: Gekijouban Tiger & Bunny The Rising
Running Time: 100 mins.
Release Date: February o8th, 2014
Director: Yoshitomo Yonetani
Writer: Masafumi Nishida (Screenplay), Hajime Yatate (Original Creator)
Starring: Hiroaki Hirata (Kotetsu T. Kaburagi/Wild Tiger), Masakazu Morita (Barnaby Brooks, Jr.), Mariya Ise (Pao-Ling Huang/Dragon Kid), Minako Kotobuki (Karina Lyle/Blue Rose), Rina Hidaka (Kaede Kaburagi)
This is the second Tiger and Bunny film and it’s getting a release in the west as well as Japan. I must admit that I’ve missed this one and there are all sorts of things going on like new characters being added. The film will apparently revolve around a mystery that happens on the day of the “Justice Day” festival that celebrates Sternbild’s legendary goddess. It is written by the chap behind the TV series scripts and directed by Yoshitomo Yonetani, an anime vet who has directed episodes of Nadia – The Secret of Blue Water, Brigadoon and Amuri in Star Ocean.
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