Anime classics and upcoming hits head to London…
Wish you could see more anime on the big screen in the UK? Well have no fear, because the Prince Charles Cinema has the event for you!
Taking place over the next few months, the London-based cinema has a great selection of anime classics and new releases. There are not one but two of Satoshi Kon’s classic films being screened at the event: Paprika on June 11, and Perfect Blue on November 1. Kon is one of Japan’s greatest animators, and while he is no longer with us that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy his visually stunning projects.
The first follows a dream detective as she tries to stop a thief from destroying people’s minds, while the second is about a retired J-Pop idols descent into madness after she is entangled in a disturbing stalker-turned-murder case.
Another classic to be shown is Ghost in the Shell, the sci-fi thriller which looks at what it means to be human won’t be unfamiliar, given the recent American live-action adaptation of the film, and can be enjoyed on the big screen on July 18.
Of upcoming releases that are coming to British shores, the Prince Charles Cinema will be screening the award-winning World War II drama In This Corner of the World. Directed by Sunao Katabuchi, the film is a tale of strength and friendship in the face of adversity, focusing on a young girl called Suzu Urano and her time in the small town of Kure in Hiroshima during the final years of the war. The film will be showcased on June 28, and shouldn’t be missed!
Anime Limited’s release of Napping Princess will also be shown at the cinema on August 16, the genre-bending film is set in the not-too-distant future and is a multi-layered fantasy about a girl discovering family secrets in her dreams. It’s set to be an intriguing feast for the eyes with its stunning dream sequences and intricate narrative.
Tickets are £11.50 for non-members and £9.00 for members, for more information about screenings and tickets click here.