Japan Anima(tor)'s Exhibition's Theatrical Run Previewed in Video
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A promotional video previewed the summer theatrical run of Japan Anima(tor)'s Exhibition (Japan Animator Expo), the project of weekly anime shorts from Hideaki Anno's Studio Khara and the media company Dwango.
The shorts will have a limited two-week engagement in 10 theaters throughout Japan. The screeenings will begin on July 25 at Tokyo's Shinjuku Wald 9 and other locations.
The screenings will show all 12 episodes of the first season, plus three episodes from the upcoming third season — "Hammerhead," "Conte (Hitman) 1989," and "Bubu & Bubulina." The website is streaming a theatrical trailer.
The third season will begin in the middle of July, and it will once again release a new episode every Friday. Two titles were listed for the second season but never released: "2 of killers of 2" by Kazuto Nakazawa and "Hammerhead" by Ōtarō Maijō and Mahiro Maeda. Daisuke Onizuka and Mahiro Maeda's "Rapid Rouge," a remix of the "ME!ME!ME!" music video, and "(Making of) evangelion:Another Impact" were released instead.
Hideaki Anno himself is serving as executive producer of the entire project initiative with Dwango President Nobuo Kawakami, and he also designed the image character mascot "(Tor)-kun." Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki created the title logo, and fellow Ghibli co-founder Toshio Suzuki colored it. The shorts mostly feature the voice talent of Ranma ½ and Cowboy Bebop co-stars Kouichi Yamadera and Megumi Hayashibara.