Anime Screenings at Brighton in June

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Duke of Yorks Picture House showing Ghibli's Poppy Hill, anthology Genius Party Beyond, plus live-action Himizu and Ringu.

The Duke of Yorks Picturehouse cinema in Brighton (map) will screen two anime films and two manga-related films in June as part of the BrightonJapan festival.

June 23

From Up On Poppy Hill (details) 4 pm. The latest Studio Ghibli film, a period teenage drama by Goro Miyazaki set in 1963 Yokohama.

Ringu The classic 1997 live-action supernatural horror by Hideo Nakata, based on Koji Suzuki's book which also was also adapted in manga form. There is the option of a three-course meal before the film; this begins at 7 p.m. and the combined package costs £25 (details). Alternatively the film can be booked without the meal; the screening is at 9 p.m. and tickets cost £7; click the relevant option on this page.

June 27

Himizu (details), 6.30 p.m. Directed by Sion Sono, this is the live-action version of the manga by Minoru Furuya, about an abused teenage boy in the aftermath of the 2011 tsunami.

June 30

Genius Party Beyond (details), 11.30 pm. This is a 2008 anthology of five short films by the anime Studio 4°C. The final segment, "Dimension Bomb," was directed by Koji Morimoto and scored by Brighton's Juno Reactor.

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