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UK's Barbican to Screen Anime, Live-Action Mushishi

posted on 2008-09-18 13:12 EDT
October double billing of Nagahama's anime series, Otomo's live-action film

The Barbican performing arts center in London will be holding a October 28 double-billing of both the anime and live-action adaptations of Yuki Urushibara's Mushishi manga. The titular "Mushishi" ("Bug Master") character is a doctor who travels a mystical version of Japan to cure people affected by Mushi, the supernatural creatures that he is investigating. The screenings will begin with two episodes from the 2005 animated Mushi-Shi television series by Hiroshi Nagahama (Fruits Basket assistant director, Detroit Metal City video) and Artland (Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Macross). Then the center will screen the 2006 live-action film version of the story by acclaimed director Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira, Memories). The Anime Encyclopedia co-author Helen McCarthy will introduce the screenings.

Image © Yuki Urushibara / KODANSHA • MUSHI-SHI Partnership.


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