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Blackiris_
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:29 am Reply with quote
That's a very unusual move, but I'm really happy they are doing this. And I'm amazed so many Japanese people are supporting this, although there isn't much for them to gain.

The response to the movie so far is overwhelmingly positive, no other recent movie (anime or not) has a better rating on certain Japanese cinema/movie websites (see here, for example), so I was a bit disappointed that it's only been ranking on #10 on the box office charts. I hope it'll have a llong tail and will eventually prove to be profitable.

As for the foreign screening, I'm incredibly happy to read that Katabuchi is also coming to Germany. I had already given up on watching the movie on a big screen, but now I'll make sure to attend the screening (if I get the chance), even if I have to travel a long way to see it.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:49 am Reply with quote
100k dollars though?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:20 am Reply with quote
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100k dollars though?

Well, that's certainly not only covering traveling expenses. Screenings need to be set up in 14 countries in the first place, which surely involves a lot of work, including promotion.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:23 am Reply with quote
Blackiris_ wrote:
Paulo27 wrote:
100k dollars though?

Well, that's certainly not only covering traveling expenses. Screening need to be set up in 14 countries in the first place, which surely involves a lot of work,
Is this to fund international screenings? I thought those were already planned and this money was only to get the director there and set up some events or whatever.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 8:24 am Reply with quote
Paulo27 wrote:
Blackiris_ wrote:
Paulo27 wrote:
100k dollars though?

Well, that's certainly not only covering traveling expenses. Screening need to be set up in 14 countries in the first place, which surely involves a lot of work,
Is this to fund international screenings? I thought those were already planned and this money was only to get the director there and set up some events or whatever.


You're right, I've just read the campaign text and it says the screenings have already been decided, and the money is for the traveling expanses, lodging costs, etc. of Katabuchi. In this case ~100,000 USD strikes me as a pretty large amount, but I'm not sure how long the screening tour will be. For example, how many screening will there be per country, and how many months will the entire tour take.

I'm pretty sure at least that they won't be wasting the money, or saying they need much more than they actually need. But of course it would be nice to have some concrete plans layed out.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:03 am Reply with quote
Sunao Katabuchi: Remember when we got nuked?
The world: Remember why?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:46 am Reply with quote
Lemonchest wrote:
Sunao Katabuchi: Remember when we got nuked?
The world: Remember why?

That's not what this movie is about, though.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:37 am Reply with quote
Blackiris_ wrote:
Lemonchest wrote:
Sunao Katabuchi: Remember when we got nuked?
The world: Remember why?

That's not what this movie is about, though.
I once read an article on Quora about this, and somebody said that in the years after the war, the Japanese understood why it happened, but now not so much. So while that may not be the case of the film, I haven't see it yet, it's possibly the reason why they want it seen by the wider world.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:24 pm Reply with quote
Doesn't really seem to be as big of a massive failure as certain twitter people are making it out to be. Not sure why they want it to do poorly, and I'm not sure why I want it to do well, to be honest, other than just to see another anime movie succeed, but anyway, this strikes me as good news. And not a huge failure.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:56 pm Reply with quote
While this isn't a bad movie,it seems to me that there'll be countries that say "You seem to have forgotten why it happened to you." Japan's horrendous atrocities throughout Asia and much of the Pacific during World War II might be one giant reason for it. The other one was their refusal to even consider surrender even when their own people were suffering. But,I doubt that that's a part of this movie. Sad to say it,but it's the truth.
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