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BFI Southbank Anime Screenings Begin Friday

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Includes FMA: Milos, Production I.G's Momo, Ghibli's Poppy Hill, Shinkai's Lost Voices.

The anime season at London's BFI Southbank will begin on Friday June 8, running through to Sunday June 10. According to the BFI website, there are still seats available at all events at the time of writing. Adult tickets costs £10 each, with concessions available.

Directions to the BFI Southbank, near to Waterloo station and the BFI IMAX cinema, are here.

All screenings are in NFT1, the main theatre. The full list of anime screenings and events follows, with links to the relevant pages on the BFI Southbank site.

June 8

From Up On Poppy Hill (details) 6 pm. The latest Studio Ghibli film, a period teenage drama by Goro Miyazaki set in 1963 Yokohama.

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos (details), 8 pm. Followed by a live Q&A with director Kazuya Murata and producer Masahiko Minami.

June 9

Oblivion Island (details), 4 pm. CGI fantasy from Production I.G, about a girl on a quest for a magic mirror.

Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below (details), 6.30 pm. The latest film by Makoto Shinkai, about a girl who finds a fantastic underground kingdom.

Gintama: The Movie (details), 9pm. A retelling of a story from the Gintama television series, which is set in an alternate version of Tokyo with samurai and aliens.

June 10

A Letter to Momo (details), 4 pm. On a remote Japanese island, a lonely girl encounters a trio of magical mischief-makers who cause chaos in her life. A fantasy film produced by Production I.G and directed by Hiroyuki Okiura (Jin-Roh).

The Princess and the Pilot (details), 630 pm. An adventure film by the Madhouse studio, about a princess taken on a perilous journey through the sky by an ace pilot, in order to stop a war.

Akira (details), 8.45 pm. Katsuhiro Ōtomo's 1988 SF classic.

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