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Summer Explorers 2019: “Manga Comes to Life” at the British Library

Summer Explorers 2019: Mini season of film based on Manga!

The annual Summer Explorers season is back – this time taking place at the British Library!

From “Inuyashiki” (いぬやしき), to “Seto and Utsumi” (セトウツミ), “Teiichi: Battle of Supreme High” (帝一の國), and :Psychic Kusuo” (斉木楠雄のΨ難), Summer Explorers 2019 : Manga Comes To Life showcases the range of plotlines that manga has provided film creatives over the years.Come and see the versatility of the influence that manga has had on Japanese cinema!

Presented and Curated by the Japan Foundation, in collaboration with the British Library.

Date: Saturday, 27 July and Sunday, 28 July 2019

Venue: British Library, Knowledge Centre Theatre, 96 Euston Road, St Pancras, London NW1

Saturday, 27 July

“Inuyashiki” (2018) by Shinsuke Sato

“Seto and Utsumi” (2016) by Tatsushi Ohmori

“Teiichi: Battle of Supreme High” (2017) by Akira Nagai

“Teiichi: Battle of Supreme High”

Sunday, 28 July

“Teiichi: Battle of Supreme High” (2017) by Akira Nagai

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. (a.
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Fantasia Review: ‘Teiichi: Battle of Supreme High’ Offers a Catty War of Attrition

We are defined by moments, decisions made by us or for us by another. For Teiichi Akaba (Masaki Suda) it was always the choice between love of the piano (his mother’s passion) and a desire to please his father (Kôtarô Yoshida’s Josuke Akaba) by following a path towards political power — something he himself failed to achieve. Teiichi chooses the latter because of something his Dad said during a rant about status and control: that ascension to the height of Japan’s Prime Minister is to position oneself as maker of the country. Only at the top can you dictate true change and/or ensure your passions are protected under law. It’s a lofty goal that proves as much about self-sacrifice as it does about self-centeredness. And the journey begins now.

Well, that’s a lie. As Akira Nagai’s Teiichi: Battle of Supreme High — adapted by Yoshihiro Izumi
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Japan's Toho brings 'Cats' to Filmart

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Japan’s Toho Company is launching sales on If Cats Disappeared From The World at Hong Kong Filmart.

Directed by Akira Nagai (Judge!), the film stars Takeru Sato (Ruroni Kenshin) and Aoi Miyazaki (The Great Passage, The Chart of Love).

Screenwriter Yoshikazu Okada (Be With You) is adapting the story from the bestselling novel by Genki Kawamura, producer of films such as Trainman, Parasyte and Confessions.

If Cats Disappeared From The World follows a postman with a cat who finds out he has a brain tumor and is told by a devil that he needs to eliminate a variety of things from the world if he wants to live longer.

Currently in production, the film is produced by Kei Haruna (Crying Out Love In The Center Of The World).
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Terracotta Far East Film Festival line-up announced

The sixth Terracotta Far East Film Festival has announced its full line-up and my my there’s a lot to see. Deep breathe, there’s a lot to go through, so here we go......It will be held in two central London venues over ten days from Friday 23 May to Sunday 1 June, showing 23 films including International and European premieres. The festival is one of the UK’s biggest showcases for contemporary Asian cinema, boasting an electrifying mix of movies from emerging and established artists across a range of genres. The 2014 edition will open on Friday 23 May with the UK premiere of On The Job, the latest ground-breaking work from Erik Matti which premiered at Cannes Film Festival 2013 in the ‘Directors’ Fortnight’. The closing film of the festival, screened on Sunday 1 June, will be the International premiere of Judge! with special guest appearance from director Akira Nagai. This year, the festival
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The 2014 Terracotta Far East Film Festival Announces its Full Line-Up

The sixth Terracotta Far East Film Festival (Tfeff) will be held in two central London venues over ten days from Friday 23 May to Sunday 1 June, showing 23 films including International and European premieres. The festival is one of the UK’s biggest showcases for contemporary Asian cinema, boasting an electrifying mix of movies from emerging and established artists across a range of genres. The 2014 edition will open on Friday 23 May with the UK premiere of On The Job, the latest ground-breaking work from Erik Matti which premiered at Cannes Film Festival 2013 in the ‘Directors’ Fortnight’. The closing film of the festival, screened on Sunday 1 June, will be the International premiere of Judge! with special guest appearance from director Akira Nagai. This year, the festival will kick off with the ‘Spotlight On’ section at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (Ica) between Friday 23 and Tuesday 27 May. This section will focus on the Philippines
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Terracotta festival unveils line-up

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London-based Asian film festival to open with the UK premiere of Erik Matti’s On the Job and features a focus on the Philippines.

The sixth Terracotta Far East Film Festival (Tfeff), one of the UK’s biggest showcases for contemporary Asian cinema, is to open with the UK premiere of Erik Matti’s On the Job, which debuted at Directors Fortnight during the Cannes Film Festival 2013.

The festival, which will be held in two central London venues from May 23 to June 1, will comprise 24 films. It will close with the international premiere of Judge!, attended by director Akira Nagai.

Tfeff’s Spotlight On section will focus on the Philippines and director Matti will attend the opening ceremony of the strand with his film, On the Job.

The spotlight strand will be hosted by the Institute of Contemporary Arts (Ica) from May 23-27, which will also feature a double bill dedicated to award-winning Filipino actor Felix Roco. He will
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