Anime All Nighter
Do you have the stamina for our notorious animé all-nighter? Now in its 8th year, brave souls are rewarded with complimentary ice cream and Redbull. Amuse yourself with our goodie bags and express yourself on the MangaWall. DJs in the the bar.
GHOST IN THE SHELL 2.0
One of the all time classic animé movies gets fresh linen! This is the movie Oshii wanted to make.
Not a sequel, this is GHOST IN THE SHELL with a new soundtrack, new 3D elements and a new colour palette and it looks glorious. Projection in HD.
Oshii's has made the movie darker, grittier and, not unlike Blade Runner in its texture, it is far more beautiful than the original. Rendered with great subtlety, adding light to middle and background planes; other times using a stunning layering effect. The Major herself is reworked: She is more fluid and more human. When she tears herself apart in an effort to open an armoured vehicle, the effect is heartbreaking in a way that the original, for all its explicit horror, only suggested. A must for the big screen.
AFRO SAMURAI: RESURRECTION
When his father's body is stolen from its grave, Afro takes up his sword again to tear through an army of deadly foes led by a sadistic leader. With the voices of Samuel L. Jackson and Lucy Liu.
NARUTO THE MOVIE 3: GUARDIANS OF THE CRESCENT MOON KINGDOM
A spoiled prince from the Moon Country is to be escorted to his home by Naruto. The Prince ends up buying a circus and, of course, hilarity ensues, as Naruto and his team have to protect the Prince and his new purchase. But wait, who are these three mysterious ninjas?
PANDA! GO PANDA!
This animé about a girl and 2 pandas was made back in the early 70s by two master filmmakers: Isao Takahata (Only Yesterday, Pom Poko, and My Neighbors the Yamadas)and Hayao Miyazaki (My Neighbor Totoro, Mononoke, Spirited Away) and is known to be Miyazaki's promo to My neighbor Totoro.
After helping her grandmother to the station, 7-year-old Mimiko returns home and discovers she has a visitor - a baby panda. She quickly makes friends with the young panda and names it Pannie, the pair head of on fun adventures.
ORIGIN: SPIRITS FROM THE PAST
300 years from now; Earth's environment has been devastated by mankind's foolish plans and humankind is beleaguered by the sentient forests which have awoken. A young boy named Agito stumbles across a machine that glows in a strange blue hue within a forbidden sanctuary. The machine, which has preserved beautiful Tula from the past, is activated. She is on a 'mission' from the past... A beautifully animated movie that exploits the big screen scale.
Official Website: http://www.sci-fi-london.com/festival/2009/programme/
Added by Craig Grobler on April 30, 2009