Friday, 15 December 2017

Hosoda's Mirai in the Future Film to Screen Theatrically in 57 Countries

At a press conference to announce Mamoru Hosoda's new Mirai no Mirai (Mirai in the Future) film on Wednesday, director Mamoru Hosoda and producer Yuichiro Saito discussed more details about the film.
Saito revealed that Studio Chizu was offering the foreign distribution rights to the film during the Cannes Film Festival in May, and that the film is already slated to open in 57 countries, with negotiations underway for North America and France. Saito added that the deals include a requirement to screen the film in theaters first, in addition to broadcast and streaming rights. Charades — a new international sales banner launched by Carole Baraton (formerly at Wild Bunch), Yohann Comte, and Pierre Mazars (formerly at StudioCanal) — represented the film at Cannes. Comte handled sales on Hosoda's previous film The Boy and The Beast when he was deputy head of sales at Gaumont.
Saito also revealed that the movie's runtime is around 100 minutes. He noted that while people might think a shorter runtime makes the movie easier to make, that is not actually the case. Auditions are currently ongoing for voice talent.
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Hosoda revealed that the film's actual setting is Yokohama, "somewhere uptown, near Isago and Kanazawa wards." He did not specify whether the setting will be important to the specific plot events in the movie, but the location is part of an important past event for the family in the story.
Hosoda clarified that he keeps making works with a family theme because he is not done writing about the topic, and said that it can't be portrayed in one work alone. He added that even if the film is produced in Japan, it has a universality to it that will appeal to the foreign market.
Australian anime distributor Madman Entertainment streamed the teaser video for the film with English subtitles on Thursday.
The film will open in Japan on July 20, after previously being announced with a May release date.
The film's story centers around a family living in a small house in an obscure corner of a certain city — in particular, the family's spoiled four-year-old boy Kun-chan. When Kun-chan gets a little sister named Mirai, he feels that his new sister stole his parents' love from him, and is overwhelmed by many experiences he undergoes for the first time in his life. In the midst of it all, he meets an older version of Mirai, who has come from the future.
Hosoda is directing the film at his Studio Chizu, and is also credited as scriptwriter and for the original story. Hiroyuki Aoyama (animation director os The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, and The Boy and The Beast) and Ayako Hata (key animator on the same films) are returning for this new film as animation directors. Yohei Takamatsu and Takashi Omori, who Hosoda had previously worked with on The Boy and The Beast, are also returning as art directors for the film. Producer Yuichiro Saito is also returning from Hosoda's earlier films.
Hosoda previously stated that the new film is inspired by his own experience as a father, noting that "Mirai" (which can be translated as "future") is the name of both the sister character in the film, as well as his own daughter. He stated that the conflict in the film echoes his real-life experience of his eldest child feeling that his new sibling "stole her parents, which made her ferociously jealous." He acknowledged that the new film is closer to the human drama of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Wolf Children than the action stories of Summer Wars and The Boy and The Beast.

DWM 520

Issue 520 of Doctor Who Magazine includes a free Thirteenth Doctor poster/Twelfth Foctor wallchart and a revealing preview of the Christmas special.

Also in this issue...
  • PEARL MACKIE
  • Pearl talks to DWM about saying goodbye to companion Bill Potts.
  • MARK GATISS
  • An interview with Mark Gatiss, who plays the Captain in the 2017 Christmas Special.
  • STEVEN MOFFAT
  • Doctor Who’s outgoing showrunner previews his final story, Twice Upon a Time.
  • EARL CAMERON
  • Actor Earl Cameron – 100 years old this year! – recalls playing astronaut Glyn Williams in the 1966 story The Tenth Planet.
  • PHILIP HINCHCLIFFE
  • The legendary Doctor Who producer explains how the series’ feature-length omnibus repeats were created in the 1970s.
  • PADDY RUSSELL
  • A tribute to the late Paddy Russell, Doctor Who’s first female director and one of British television’s pioneers.
  • INSIDE SHADA
  • The team behind the new version of Shada reveal how Douglas Adams’ ‘lost’ 1979 story was finally completed.
  • DANIEL HILL AND OLIVIA BAZALGETTE
  • Actor Daniel Hill and production assistant Olivia Bazalgette tell DWM how the filming of Shada marked the beginning of their long relationship.
  • SHADA ON LOCATION
  • Memories of the making of Shada from special effects assistant Steve Cambden, along with rare and previously unseen images from the 1979 location shoot.
  • THE FACT OF FICTION
  • This issue’s festive Fact of Fiction explores the 2011 Christmas Special The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe.
  • THE PHANTOM PIPER
  • Part Two of the Doctor and Bill’s latest comic strip adventure, written by Scott Gray and illustrated by Martin Geraghty.
PLUS... The Blogs of Doom, previews, book and audio reviews, news, the DWM Christmas Quiz and competitions.

Doctor Who Magazine 520 is on sale now, price £5.99.

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Thursday, 14 December 2017

Mary and the Witch's Flower Cinema Release Next May

Studio Ponoc fantasy is listed on Launching Films website

According to Launching Films, the website of the Film Distributors Association, Studio Ponoc's family fantasy Mary and The Witch's Flower will be released in UK cinemas on May 18 2018.
The film opened in Japan on July 8 and has earned 3 billion yen (US$28 million). Hiromasa Yonebayashi, who directed Studio Ghibli's Arrietty and When Marnie Was There, directed Mary and The Witch's Flower, and also penned the script for the film alongside Riko Sakaguchi, who wrote the screenplay for Isao Takahata's The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. Takatsugu Muramatsu (When Marnie Was There) composed the music. Yoshiaki Nishimura is credited as producer. The staff page on the film's website further noted that many former staff from Studio Ghibli joined Ponoc in the film's production.

The BFG's Ruby Barnhill stars in the dub as the titular character Mary, and Kate Winslet (Titanic, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Mountain Between Us) plays school chairwoman Madam Mumblechook. Jim Broadbent, who co-starred with Winslet in Iris, plays Mumblechook's colleague Doctor Dee. Other cast members include Ewen Bremner, Lynda Baron, Rasmus Hardiker, Teresa Gallagher, Morwenna Banks, and Louis Ashbourne Serkis.
The film is based on Mary Stewart's book The Little Broomstick. Studio Ponoc scouted locations in Shropshire, U.K., the setting of the original novel. The Japanese version stars Hana Sugisaki (When Marnie Was There, live-action Blade of the Immortal) as Mary and Ryunosuke Kamiki (The Secret World of Arrietty's Sho, your name.'s Taki) as Peter.

Mirai in the Future Film's Teaser Streamed With English Subtitles

Australian anime distributor Madman Entertainment began streaming the teaser video for Mamoru Hosoda's Mirai no Mirai film with English subtitles on Thursday. Madman lists the film with the English title Mirai in the Future.
The film will open in Japan on July 20, after previously being announced with a May release date.
The film's story centers around a family living in a small house in an obscure corner of a certain city — in particular, the family's spoiled four-year-old boy Kun-chan. When Kun-chan gets a little sister named Mirai, he feels that his new sister stole his parents' love from him, and is overwhelmed by many experiences he undergoes for the first time in his life. In the midst of it all, he meets an older version of Mirai, who has come from the future.

Hosoda is directing the film at his Studio Chizu, and is also credited as scriptwriter and for the original story. Hiroyuki Aoyama – the animation director on earlier Hosoda films The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, and The Boy and The Beast – and Ayako Hata – a key animator on the same films, are returning for this new film as animation directors. Yohei Takamatsu and Takashi Omori, who Hosoda had previously worked with on The Boy and The Beast, are also returning as art directors for the film. Producer Yuichiro Saito is also returning from Hosoda's earlier films.
Charades, a new international sales banner launched by Carole Baraton (formerly at Wild Bunch), Yohann Comte, and Pierre Mazars (formerly at StudioCanal), represented the film at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year in May. Comte handled sales on Hosoda's previous film The Boy and The Beast when he was deputy head of sales at Gaumont.

Hosoda says that the new film is inspired by his own experience as a father, noting that "Mirai" (which can be translated as "future") is the name of both the sister character in the film, as well as his own daughter. He states that the conflict in the film echoes his real-life experience of his eldest child feeling that his new sibling "stole her parents, which made her ferociously jealous." He acknowledged that the new film is closer to the human drama of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Wolf Children than the action stories of Summer Wars and The Boy and The Beast.
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DW VR

A new game has been released by the BBC. Doctor Who Time Vortex VR gives players the chance to pilot the TARDIS through the depths of the space-time vortex inside a virtual reality version of the show’s title sequence.

The game is a VR reboot of the successful Time Vortex 360 mobile game released earlier this year. As they speed through time, players will tackle hazards and obstacles emerging from the future ahead of them and will need to quickly react by physically turning around to evade threats from the past. As players progress through the game, they are transported into different time zones from past eras, from the current vortex to re-imagined designs from the 1960s and 1980s.

The game is available to play using cardboard headsets, Google Daydream, Samsung Gear VR and HTC Vive via your web browser. However, those without headsets can play the game with mobiles and tablets running newer versions of Android or iOS and the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox or Safari. A full list of all supported devices is available here.

To play, fans simply need to visit bbc.in/TimeVortexVR. Like the 360 game, the VR version is an endless runner, which gets more and more difficult the longer people play, taking them on a visually intense journey through the iconic vortex from the show's opening credits. Using the device's accelerometer, players control the game by physically moving around, even giving the player the ability to turn around and travel backwards in time.

Jo Pearce, Creative Director, BBC Digital Drama, said:
This game allows you to step inside one of the most iconic title sequences in TV history, as you pilot the TARDIS through modern, 80s and 60s versions of the vortex. Digital innovation is at the very heart of Doctor Who – and this new game combines casual, arcade-style gaming with virtual reality to create an unforgettable experience.

After releasing the 360 version of the game, we had lots of comments from players suggesting it would make a great VR experience. For this re-boot we wanted to offer a VR gaming experience that is as accessible as possible and test the limits of what is possible to develop using WebVR.
Developed for the BBC by Goodboy Digital, the game has been created using the WebVR API and combines cutting-edge HTML5 and WebGL using PixiJS v5.0 to create a breath-taking journey that works on a wide range of hardware.


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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Summer Wars' Hosoda Reveals Mirai no Mirai Film's Story, Staff, July Date in Teaser

Film distributor TOHO opened a website to unveil director Mamoru Hosoda's latest film, which is now titled Mirai no Mirai (Mirai From the Future). (The film was previously titled simply as Mirai, although Studio Chizu filed a Mirai no Mirai trademark on October 24.) The film will open in Japan on July 20, after previously being announced with a May release date.
The tagline on the poster reads, "I met the future."
The film's story centers around a family living in a small house in an obscure corner of a certain city — in particular, the family's spoiled four-year-old boy Kun-chan. When Kun-chan gets a little sister named Mirai, he feels that his new sister stole his parents' love from him, and is overwhelmed by many experiences he undergoes for the first time in his life. In the midst of it all, he meets an older version of Mirai, who has come from the future.
The plot description differs from the description that entertainment news magazine Variety previously provided, but maintains the time travel element. Variety's previous description is as follows:

Mirai follows a 4-year old boy who is struggling to cope with the arrival of a little sister in the family, until things turn magical. A mysterious garden in the backyard of the boy's home becomes a gateway allowing the child to travel back in time and encounter his mother as a little girl and his great-grandfather as a young man. These fantasy-filled adventures allow the child to change his perspective and help him become the big brother he was meant to be.
Hosoda is directing the film at his Studio Chizu, and is also credited as scriptwriter and for the original story. Hiroyuki Aoyama – the animation director on earlier Hosoda films The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, and The Boy and The Beast – and Ayako Hata – a key animator on the same films, are returning for this new film as animation directors. Yohei Takamatsu and Takashi Omori, who Hosoda had previously worked with on The Boy and The Beast, are also returning as art directors for the film. Producer Yuichiro Saito is also returning from Hosoda's earlier films.
Charades, a new international sales banner launched by Carole Baraton (formerly at Wild Bunch), Yohann Comte, and Pierre Mazars (formerly at StudioCanal), represented the film at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year in May. Comte handled sales on Hosoda's previous film The Boy and The Beast when he was deputy head of sales at Gaumont.
In a interview with Variety in May, Hosoda discusses the themes of the new film. The new film's theme will be "siblings," continuing on from the themes of "youth" in The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, "family" in Summer Wars, "motherhood" in Wolf Children, and "fatherhood" in The Boy and The Beast.
Hosoda says that the new film is inspired by his own experience as a father, noting that "Mirai" (which can be translated as "future") is the name of both the sister character in the film, as well as his own daughter. He states that the conflict in the film echoes his real-life experience of his eldest child feeling that his new sibling "stole her parents, which made her ferociously jealous." He acknowledged that the new film is closer to the human drama of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Wolf Children than the action stories of Summer Wars and The Boy and The Beast.
Hosoda states that he wrote the screenplay alone, but listened to "opinions and the experiences of the producers."

Your Name Available on Amazon Prime

Makoto Shinkai's blockbuster film your name. is now available to Amazon Prime subscribers in both subtitled and dubbed versions.
The website Anime UK News reports that the Amazon Prime editions do not have the technical issues which affected some UK Blu-ray copies of the film. It also reports that the English-dubbed version uses the Japanese-lanaguage versions of the songs.
Funimation described the film:
The day the stars fell, two lives changed forever. High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki's body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around each other. Yet, somehow, it works. They build a connection and communicate by leaving notes, messages, and more importantly, an imprint.
When a dazzling comet lights up the night's sky, it dawns on them. They want something more from this connection—a chance to meet, an opportunity to truly know each other. Tugging at the string of fate, they try to find a way to each other. But distance isn't the only thing keeping them apart. Is their bond strong enough to face the cruel irony of time? Or is their meeting nothing more than a wish upon the stars

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

COAN ON BREAK

The third and fourth combined 2018 issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine is revealing on Wednesday that the Detective Conan manga is going on an extended hiatus beginning in the next issue so that creator Gosho Aoyama can receive medical treatment and "recharge." The issue is publishing a handwritten message from Aoyama for the announcement.
Aoyama jokingly said in the message that he may have overdone things with his work on recent manga and anime projects. He also joked that he may use the hiatus to begin playing the Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp mobile game.
The magazine's editorial department apologized to readers and said the magazine will announce the details of the manga's return when it is decided. The series' 94th compiled book volume (seen right) will ship on December 18 as planned.
The manga returned from its previous hiatus on November 29, and the magazine's first 2018 issue published the second chapter in the manga's new arc. The magazine's 45th issue had revealed in October that the manga would take a break so Aoyama could conduct research.
The manga series centers on Conan Edogawa, the alias of detective Shinichi Kudo, whose body shrunk after being poisoned at the beginning of the story. Together with detective Kogoro Mori and his daughter Ran, Conan helps the police solve difficult mysteries.
Detective Conan has been running since 1994 and in August it became the first Weekly Shonen Sunday series to publish its 1,000th chapter. The manga has spawned an ongoing anime series, and a yearly anime film series. The 21st film in the series, Meitantei Conan Kara Kurenai no Love Letter (Detective Conan: Crimson Love Letter), opened on April 15, and earned the highest opening weekend record for the franchise. The franchise's 22nd anime film, Meitantei Conan Zero no Shikkōnin (Detective Conan: Zero's Executioner), will open in Japan on April 13. Aoyama's various manga series have a combined 200 million copies in print worldwide.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Attack on Titan's Wit Studio Animates 2018 Pokémon Film With OLM

The official website for the Pokémon anime films began streaming a teaser trailer for the franchise's 2018 film on Monday. The teaser shows a new character, the film's July 13 opening, and the text "Everyone's story begins."

The teaser credits Wit Studio (Attack on Titan, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) with animation production along with the franchise's mainstay studio Oriental Light and Magic. Wit Studio was credited with assisting on animation production along with several other studios on previous Pokémon films, but not as a main studio on animation production on the films before. Tetsuo Yajima, the director of this year's Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!, is returning to direct the next film, and Shizue Kaneko (If Her Flag Breaks, Pan de Peace!) is designing the characters.

Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! (Gekijōban Pocket Monster: Kimi ni Kimeta!), the previous film in the franchise, had its world premiere at the Japan Expo 2017 event in Paris on July 6. The movie then opened in Japan on July 15 and earned 516 million yen (about US$4.61 million) in its first two days to rank at #1 at the box office.
Fathom Events screened the film in collaboration with The Pokémon Company International in the United States, United Kingdom, and other international markets outside of Asia on November 5 and 6. The film had encore screenings in the United States on November 11 and November 14. The film's total box office gross in the United States is US$2,401,722 as of November 16. The film aired on Disney XD in the United States on November 25

Wish Your Loved Ones 'Happy New Year' with Detective Conan

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Ajin: Demi-Human and Genius Party Released Monday

On Monday December 11, Anime Limited is releasing the horror-action series Ajin: Demi-Human as a Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray (pictured) and a standard DVD. On-disc content includes the first TV season (13 episodes), subbed and dubbed; the film Ajin: Demi-Human - Compel, subitled only; and Animatic Process Scenes. The Collector's Blu-ray set has a 64-page materials book, with sections on Characters, IBMs, Backgrounds and Artworks.
The series is summarised as follows:

When the truck slammed into Kei Nagai's body, he should have died instantly. Instead, the high-school student finds himself resurrected, with all of his wounds somehow healed. However, Kei's real problems are just starting. Now revealed to be an Ajin, one of a mysterious new breed of Demi-Human that have begun appearing around the world, he's been marked with an international bounty, and in the eyes of the world's governments, Kei is a specimen to be contained by any means possible. On the run and unable to trust anyone except his closest friend, his only hope is to discover the terrifying secrets behind his new abilities before he's forced to use them in battle.
Anime Limited will also release a standard Blu-ray editions of the anime anthology Genius Party (also including its successor Genius Party Beyond).
In addition, a Collector's Edition Blu-ray/DVD, including a 144-page book on the making of the anthologies, is available from the AllTheAnime website.
The anthology contains eclectic short films, mostly between 10 and 20 minutes each, from 12 acclaimed directors. Those directors are Atsuko Fukushima, Shoji Kawamori, Shinji Kimura, Yoji Fukuyama, Hideki Futamura, Masaaki Yuasa, Shinichiro Watanabe, Mahiro Maeda, Koji Morimoto, Kazuto Nakazawa, Shinya Ohira, and Tatsuyuki Tanaka.
Anime Limited's other release is the second half of the standard Blu-ray of Eureka 7, carrying parts 27 to 50 of the series.

Detective Conan Project Lets Fans Experience Crime Scene Investigation

A new Detective Conan project will let fans solve cases alongside their favorite manga and anime characters. The "Meitantei Conan Kagaku Sōsa-ten ~Shinjitsu e no Abduction~" (Detective Conan Scientific Crime Investigation: Abduction Toward the Truth) exhibition will run at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo from April 18 to July 8.
The immersive experience will have three areas: the "On-Site Inspection Area" where people can collect evidence, the "Information-Gathering Area" where people can get more information from characters, and the "Lab Area" where people can use technology to analyze clues. The exhibition will feature an original story.
The project's official website will reveal more details in the future.
The exhibition will mark the release of the franchise's 22nd anime film, Meitantei Conan Zero no Shikkōnin (Detective Conan: Zero's Executioner), which will open in Japan on April 13. The film will be a sequel to the series' 20th film, Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare, and center on Tōru "Zero" Amuro.
The "Detective Conan World" escape game will also debut on January 19 as part of Universal Studios Japan's Universal Cool Japan 2018 attractions. The franchise previously received several Real Escape Games by SCRAP, including a fan-voted experience that opened on June 30 and concluded on November 26.

DW XMAS 2017 TRAILER

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

DW XMAS 20127 PICS

The BBC have released new pictures taken from the upcoming Christmas episode of Doctor Who - Twice Upon A Time.


Two Doctors stranded in an Arctic snowscape, refusing to face regeneration. Enchanted glass people, stealing their victims from frozen time. And a World War One captain destined to die on the battlefield, but taken from the trenches to play his part in the Doctor's story.

An uplifting new tale about the power of hope in humanity’s darkest hours, Twice Upon A Time marks the end of an era. But as the Doctor must face his past to decide his future, his journey is only just beginning...

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The episode premieres in the UK on Christmas Day at 5.30pm, followed by transmission around the world. Full details here

DW XMAS TX ANNPOUJNCED

The BBC has confirmed that this year's Christmas Special, Twice Upon A Time will be broadcast at 5.30pm, Christmas Day on BBC One.

The timeslot follows the pattern of recent years whch sees Doctor Who as the anchor of the BBC's Christmas Evening Entertainment.

Overseas the Episode is expected to be braodcast on BBC America and on SPACE on Christams Day at 9pm and on ABC Australia on 26th December at 7.30pm