Hawaii Film Fest to Show Redline, Space Show, Beck
posted on by Gia Manry
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser's Cel-Shaded anime column reported that the Hawaii International Film Festival in Honolulu will feature screenings of two anime films, Redline and Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW, this month. The festival is being held October 14 to 24.
Redline is a racing drama created by Studio Madhouse and directed by Takeshi Koike (The Animatrix's "World Record"; Iron Man television anime pilot). The story revolves around a major universe-wide race held only every five years and the people who attempt to win it. Redline opened in San Francisco, California on Friday, during the same weekend it opened in Japan. The film has been shown at numerous film festivals since Switzerland's Locarno International Film Festival in August of last year.
Directed by Koji Masunari, designed by Masashi Ishihama, and written by Hideyuki Kurata — the trio who created the Read or Die franchise — Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW is a science-fiction adventure in which a group of children are rewarded for a good deed by getting a trip to the moon, only to find themselves stuck in outer space. The film was screened at this year's Otakon in Baltimore.
In addition to these anime films, two anime-related live-action films will be screened. The first is the adaptation of Harold Sakuishi's manga Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad, and the second is the live-action film The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, based on Yasutaka Tsutsui's novel Toki o Kakeru Shōjo. The novel also inspired the 2006 anime film of the same name.