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Celebrate Manga Entertainment’s Anime Weekend at BFI London

Celebrate Manga Entertainment’s 25th birthday with seven anime films at BFI London…

This weekend, BFI London, supported by Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, will be celebrating Manga Entertainment’s 25th birthday by showcasing a collection of recent anime films. The collection includes Mamoru Oshii’s legendaray Ghost in the Shell and along with the latest film directed by Kazuya Nomura. His first English-language feature film, Garm Wars: The Last Druid is also part of the programme.


In honour of writer Satoshi Ito, BFI London will be screening Harmony and Empire of the Corpses, based on his unfinished fourth novel. Director Michael Arias will make an appearance for Q&A session during the screening for Harmony. Popular anime Psycho-Pass’s film and The Boy and the Beast are included in this weekend’s collection. Studio Ghibli’s fan will have the opportunity to catch the BFI Families preview screening of When Marnie Was There.

Here are the anime films that are going to be screened this weekend:

  • Garm Wars: The Last Druid, Mamoru Oshii, 2014, Japan & Canada, 88 minutes
  • Harmony, Michael Arias & Takashi Nakamura, 2015, Japan, 119 minutes
  • Empire of the Corpses, Ryôtarô Makihara, 2015, Japan, 120 minutes
  • Ghost in the Shell, Mamoru Oshii, 1995, Japan, 82 minutes
  • Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie, Kazuya Nomura, 2015, Japan, 99 minutes (Review)


  • When Marnie Was There, Hiromasa Yonebayashi, 2014, Japan, 103 minutes
  • Psycho-Pass: The Movie, Katsuyuki Motohiro & Naoyoshi Shiotani, 2015, Japan, 113 minutes
  • The Boy and the Beast, Mamoru Hosoda, 2015, Japan, 119 minutes (Review)

Find out more details and buy tickets here.

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