Animejin News - 7th March 1999


Perfect Blue release set

The theatrical premiere of the much anticipated anime psycho-thriller
Perfect Blue will be on 21st May at the ICA, London and the Cameo Cinema,
Edinburgh. It will play for two weeks at those cinemas and then tour
selected cinemas nationwide. To encourage you to go, there will be no video
release for at least six months.

If you can't wait that long, there will be a sneak preview of the film this
month at Minamicon 5 in Southampton. It's unlikely that the convention
budget can stretch to a 35mm film projector however, so the film will 
probably be shown off tape. Details of Minamicon 5 are in the next item


Current UK anime release schedule

Fist of the North Star TV and Astroboy have been delayed by a month.
Rayearth has been suspended pending receipt of materials from Japan.

All of the following dates are subject to change.

Out now       : Legend of Crystania (A), Rail of the Star (A)
29th March    : Street Fighter II V vol. 1 (A)
12th April    : Fist of the North Star TV vol. 1 (M)
May           : Perfect Blue (M - Theatrical),
                Fist of the North Star TV vol. 2 (M), Astroboy vol. 1 (M)
June          : Fist of the North Star TV vol. 3 (M), Astroboy vol. 2 (M)
July          : Fist of the North Star TV vol. 4 (M),
August        : Fist of the North Star TV vol. 5 (M), X (M)

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