Channel 4 Manga season
Having tackled Godzilla movies and Honk Kong action films in the past, Channel 4 are now turning their attention to anime. A selection of recent Manga Entertainment releases will get late night showings, starting with Tokyo Babylon 1 on the 22nd July at 12:20am. The other shows to be aired later are Tokyo Babylon 2, Cyber City Oedo 1 - 3, Devilman 1 & 2 and Doomed Megalopolis 1 - 4.
Nausicaa at the ICA
The world premiere showing of an English subtitled uncut version of Hayao Miyazaki's film Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind will be at 5:00pm on Sunday, 30th July at the ICA, London. It will be preceded by a talk by Frederick Schodt at the University of London Union at 2:00pm. Tickets for both events are available now from: Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1. Tel.: (0171) 930 3647
Manga Entertainment August releases
August is a quiet month for manga, with no new anime series to announce. Angel Cop 4, New Dominion Tank Police 9 and Macross Plus 3 will be released on 7th August. The headline release this month is Tokyo - The Last Megalopolis, a live action film based on the same novels as the Doomed Megalopolis series.
After years of work, Katsuhiro Otomo's latest film Memories has been completed. A UK theatrical release is planned by Manga Theatrical for September.
Anime UK jumps publishers
Those of you worried about the late arrival of Anime UK issue 4, will be glad to know that the delay is due to a change of publishers, and the magazine is now on a firmer footing than ever.
New newstand magazine planned
Cornwall based Ebony publishing are planning to produce a new magazine called J-Fan aimed at fans of all types of Japanese pop culture, including anime of course. More details as they emerge.