Reel Anime 2013 Film Festival

by Shrompy

From the 26th of September to the 9th of October, head down to Palace Nova Eastend Cinema to catch the Reel Anime 2013 Film Festival! This Festival brings the newest Japanese anime feature films to Australia, annually screening new releases for the first time across Australia and New Zealand.

Palace Cinema also has attractive offers for patrons who purchase tickets to see all the films.

When: 26/09/2013 – 09/10/2013

Where: Palace Nova Eastend Cinema

More Info: here and here.

Films to be Screened:
– Evangelion 3.0: You Can (not) Redo
– 009 Re: Cyborg
– A Letter to Momo
– Ghost in the Shell: Arise
– The Garden of Words

For people in the know, Evangelion and Ghost in the Shell are classics in the anime world. Evangelion animated films have branched out from the famous Neon Genesis Evangelion anime series. Evangelion 3.0: You Can (not) Redo (directed by Hideaki Anno, who directed the other Evangelion films) is a mecha (people control robots and machines from inside, see also Gundam) science-fiction / fantasy, set in a post-apocalyptic world. Expect stunning graphics, psychological turmoil, and an emotional roller coaster!

Ghost in the Shell is in the cyberpunk (post-modern science-fiction) genre. It originated from a manga series that has spawned numerous anime adaptations and films. This is the first of four new OVAs (original video animations) from Production I.G.

009 Re: Cyborg (directed by Kenji Kamiyama, who also directed Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) is the newsest film based on the long-running Cyborg 009 manga series, which has also had many anime and film adaptations. It is categorised as a science-fiction action-adventure.

Leaving the science-fiction behind, A Letter to Momo and The Garden of Words may be more palatable dishes for those who are new to anime.  I would categorise A Letter to Momo (directed by Hiroyuki Okiura, who also directed Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade) as a supernatural, slice-of-life kind of film. This hand-drawn animated film has been nominated for – and won – various accolades. The Garden of Words is a tumultuous romance that is deftly, gently, and painfully portrayed by Makoto Shinkai, the director of 5 Centimetres per Second.

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