KOTATSU JAPANESE ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2016

I write PR for a film festival that takes place in Wales. The festival has grown over the last few years and this edition has a large slate of some of the latest films. I’ll be in Japan when it takes place but I want to promote it here because I think there will be a lot for people to enjoy:

KOTATSU JAPANESE ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2016

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Chapter

24th & 25th September 2016

Box Office: +44 (0)29 2030 4400 email: enquiry@chapter.org

 

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

15th October 2016

Box Office: 01970 62 32 32 email: artstaff@aber.ac.uk

 

The Largest Festival of Japanese Animation in Wales Announces Dates, Locations and Select Confirmed Films for 6th Annual Instalment

The Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival returns to Wales for its sixth year. Events kick off in Cardiff at Chapter Arts on September 24th before moving to Aberystwyth. Audiences at each venue will be able to enjoy a programme made up of the latest and very best in anime both mainstream and independent as well as a plethora of cultural activities related to Japan. This year’s line-up of films proves once again that Japan is the home to some of the best animation in the world and Japanese artists continue to make daring and experimental works that go beyond 3D CGI Hollywood movies.

With two venues holding the event there are different programmes available. This one covers Chapter Arts which takes place over two days and features workshops, musical performances and a marketplace.

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Hello dear audience! I hope you are well!

ST MPD Scientific Investigation Squad Film ImageWinter has finally arrived in the UK with cold temperatures, rain and powerful winds wracking the nation. That’s a good excuse to stay indoors when not going to work so this week I have had the pleasure of watching a whole lot of anime – Tokyo Ghoul season 2, Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!, Yurikuma Arashi, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Battle in Egypt, and Parasyte. Looking back on the TV anime aired already, there is a lot on offer for a wide variety of people and my weekly viewing is going to be packed. On top of those shows, I’m also watching Ghost Hound, Samurai 7 and The Real Ghostbusters.

In terms of films I watched As Above So Below (2014), the Japanese horror film Greatful Dead (2013), and The 39 Steps (1935, Dir: Alfred Hitchcock) – I love this film and have it on DVD. I posted about the Japanese Film Posters from 2014 and started writing reviews for the anime I watched last year.

What’s released in cinemas in Japan this weekend?

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