Feature: An Adult’s Guide to Animation

To help promote the upcoming movie Soeul Station, which is an animated prequel film to the live-action Train to Busan movie, we’ve teamed up with STUDIOCANAL (and PR firm Fetch Publicity) to publicise this feature they have produced listing a variety of ‘adult themed’ animated movies; including the ever popular Ghost in the Shell movie which (coincidentially enough) is recieving a live-action later this month.

It goes without saying that this isn’t a comprehensive guide that list all ‘animated films for adults’ but it does a good job of highlighting the important aspects and trends that have taken place over the past twenty years in feature length films. So without further a do; let us introduce you to the zombie filled animated film known as Seoul Station. Read more of this post

Competition: Win – Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water – The Complete Series on Blu-ray

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To celebrate the upcoming release of Animatsu’s second anime title, Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water – The Complete Series on Blu-ray and DVD, and the publication of our review we have teamed-up with Animatsu Entertainment to offer one lucky reader the chance of winning a copy on Blu-ray.

So whats Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water all about? Well it follows the exploits of Jean, Nadia and King as they embark on a love-fueled-adventure to uncover the truth surrounding Nadia’s past. It’s romantic, it’s adventurous but most of all it has plenty of secrets waiting to unveil; some of which we mentioned in our review.

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on the 22nd June 2015; but if you fancy the chance of winning a copy on Blu-ray, as we are giving away two copies to two different readers, then carry on reading. Read more of this post

The Wolf Children Heading for Cinematic Release within the UK

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Manga Entertainment UK, along with the publicity firm Fetch Publicity, have today announced that Mamoru Hosoda’s feature-length-animated-film The Wolf Children (also known as The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki) will be getting a theatrical release in cinemas across the UK.

At current its not entirely clear what cinemas will be showing it, however according to the Launching Films website the film will be shown in ‘major cinemas’ across the UK, which suggests that it will be a limited run within the usual locations, such as London, Glasgow, Edinburgh etc. However a full list will become available in the future.

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In the meantime for those unaware of The Wolf Children it is a feature-length-animated-film directed by Mamoru Hosoda that see’s Hana falling in love with a Wolf Man, however after giving birth to his children the Wolf Man’s dies and Hana is left with taking care of the children, from here Hana decides to move to a rural town to continue raising her two wolf children Ame and Yuki. In short The Wolf Children is a heart-warming tale of love, family bonds and friendship and it shows that being ‘different’ to everyone else isn’t anything to be ashamed of.

The Wolf Children will be available in Cinemas on the 25th October 2013, alternatively the film itself will be available on Blu-ray and DVD from the 23rd December 2013, which makes it the perfect (last minute) gift for Christmas.