Animejin News - 21st December 1998

FilmFour does anime

The new film channel FilmFour has set itself a remit of providing a diet of
the best in independent cinema, and is including a range of Japanese films
in its schedule. A selection of classic Akira Kurosawa movies have been
shown alongside vintage Godzilla, joined on occasion by a heavily cut
version of Legend of the Overfiend. More intriging is that episodes of the
classic OAV series Gunbuster have been appearing as a filler between
movies. Unfortunately such filler material is not advertised or included in
programme listings and is shown at irregular times, so it is impossible to
know in advance when it will be shown.


Current UK anime release schedule

AD Vision have added Legend of Crystania and Rail of the Star to their
schedule. I hope to rectify the lack of information regarding Pioneer as
soon as possible.

All of the following dates are subject to change.

Out now       : Neon Genesis Evangelion vol. 12 (A), Tekken The Motion
                Picture (A)
11th January  : Blackjack (M), Giant Robo 7 (M)
18th January  : Neon Genesis Evangelion vol. 13 (A)
1st February  : Slayers The Motion Picture (A)
February      : Fist of the North Star TV vol. 1 (M)
1st Match     : Legend of Crystania (A), Rail of the Star (A)
March         : Fist of the North Star TV vol. 2 (M)
April         : X (M)
May           : Perfect Blue (M - Theatrical)

(A)=ADV Films, (M)=Manga Entertainment, (P)=Pioneer Anime, (K)=Kiseki Films