Spirited Away UK premiere
Hayao Miyazaki's oscar-winning film 'Spirited Away' will be receiving its long awaited UK premiere at this year's Cambridge Film Festival, on 11th July at the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse. Full details are on the festival website at http://www.cambridgefilmfestival.org.uk
. A nationwide release of the film is expected later in the year.
Cowboy Bebop movie details
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie opens in the UK this week, with an exclusive run at the ICA in London. Further details can be found on the ICA website at http://www.ica.org.uk/index.cfm?articleid=12275
, or on the Sony Pictures website at http://www.sonypictures.co.uk/movies/cowboybebop
More ADV tidbits
A brief chat with an ADV Film representative has revealed some more info:
The release of the first volume of 'Raxephon' has now been moved to September.
'Colorful' and the first volume of 'Full Metal Panic' are both scheduled for an October release.
They also plan to release 'Voices of a Distant Star' and 'Bandit King Jing' later in the year.
Two future titles revealed by ADV
ADV Films have posted two items to their website (http://www.advfilms.co.uk
) announcing that both 'Colorful' and 'Full Metal Panic' will be getting a UK release later this year.
Out this week
Four new anime releases have hit the shops on schedule this week: Detonator Orgun
, Vampire Hunter D
, Blue Gender vol. 7
, and Sailor Moon vol. 4
Also out this week, and getting much more publicity than a typical anime title, is The Animatrix, a series of animated short films based on the Matrix films. This is of interest to anime fans, because most of the shorts are by Japanese directors, including Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Ninja Scroll), Mahiro Maeda (Blue Sub 6) and Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop).
Dirty Pair Flash on Sci-Fi Channel
Dirty Pair Flash is the latest anime series to be announced for broadcast on Sci-Fi Channel, to be shown every Thursday starting on 3rd July. From the Sci-Fi press release: "Look out universe! When the galaxy-wide World Welfare & Works Agency unleashes the infamous Dirty Pair, it's every sentient being for itself! From the best-selling novels by Haruhiko Takachiho comes the apocalyptic saga of two young women destined to go down in history as the most destructive force known to man."