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Oshii's Documentary of Tetsujin 28 Play Opens in July

posted on 2010-06-28 10:45 EDT

28 1/2 - Mousou no Kyoujin (28 1/2 - Fantastical Giant), the documentary film that director Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell, Patlabor, Avalon) created about his stage play version of the Tetsujin 28-gō giant robot manga, will open in Japan on July 31. Oshii appeared at the preview screening of this "making-of" film with the play's female lead actress Erika Okuda on Monday. Like many of Oshii's previous works, the new film features music by Kenji Kawai (Ghost in the Shell, live-action Death Note films).

Mitsuteru Yokoyama's pioneering 1956-1966 Tetsujin 28-gō manga is best known in English for inspring a 1963-1966 anime that was adapted as Gigantor. Oshii's stage play version featured a 500-kilogram (1,100-pound), six-meter-tall (20-feet-tall) replica of the title robot.

Source: Cinema Today


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