Junkers Come Here, Char's Counterattack in Portland and Boston

Cypress, CA (October 3, 2003) – The Clinton Street Theater located in Portland, Oregon will be hosting a special weeklong double feature engagement of Bandai Entertainment's Junkers Come Here and Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack from October 3 through the 9th. The Brattle Theater located in Boston, Mass will also be screening Junkers Come Here on October 19th in conjunction with the Boston Fantastic Film Festival.

Junkers Come Here is an anime family classic released in 1995, the film's story has developed a diverse following from audiences who cannot seem to get enough of Junkers, a dog that speaks the human language and the companionship he provides his young owner during troubled times. Based on Naoto Kine's two-volume novel published in 1989, Junkers Come Here boasts an impressive assembly of anime creators, including director Junichi Sato (Sailor Moon) and animator director Kazuo Komatsubara (Miyazaki's Nausicaa: The Valley of the Wind).

Junkers Come Here is a touching tale that illustrates the subtle and confused teenage emotions experienced by 11-year-old Hiromi, and her unique friendship with Junkers, a talking dog. As their relationship develops, Hiromi struggles with a longing for adulthood as she is faced with the challenges of her parents' unexpected divorce. Will Hiromi be able to restore happiness in her life? This Film is Recommended for All Ages.

From the creator of the original Mobile Suit Gundam series, director Yoshiyuki Tomino's Char's Counterattack concludes the epic Gundam space saga established over 20 years

ago. The year is Universal Century 0093 - 13 years have passed since the events of the original Mobile Suit Gundam series. But the foundations of peace are once again threatened by a new Neo Zeon army led by the infamous Char Aznable! His ultimate goal is to initiate a nuclear winter upon Earth ushering in a new age of mankind into space. Armed with the state of the art Nu Gundam mobile suit, Amuro Ray and the Federation forces are all that stand against Neo Zeon. Torn between vengeance, duty, and love - the final battle between rivals Char Aznable and Amuro Ray is finally at hand! This Film is Recommended for those 13UP.

Junkers Come Here and Char's Counterattack are both presented in its original Japanese-language format (with English subtitles). For pricing, showtime, and locations, please visit www.clintonsttheater.com and www.brattlefilm.org.

Bandai Entertainment Inc. is the premier distributor of Japanese animation on DVD home video in North America. The company has distributed notable titles like Mobile Fighter G Gundam, Escaflowne, Cowboy Bebop, and s-CRY-ed. Bandai Entertainment Inc. is a subsidiary of Bandai America Inc., who makes the toys for the hit television series, Power Rangers, Digimon, and Mobile Suit Gundam. All U.S. operations are headquartered in a large, ultra-modern facility in Cypress, Calif. Bandai Co., Ltd is the third largest toy company in the

world comprising 53 subsidiaries in 18 countries. In addition to toys and children's entertainment, Bandai Co.'s global interests include video game software, multimedia, music and full-length feature films, vending machines, trading cards, candies, and licensed apparel.

Bandai Entertainment is headquartered in Cypress, California and additional company and product information is available through our website at www.bandai-ent.com.

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