Giovanni's Island is as powerful as it is predictable. It may be one of the few films to focus on the Kuril Islands, but its tale will prove immediately familiar to anyone acquainted with cinema's typical treatments of war-torn children.
Eva Store and Kera to exhibit at Hyper Japan Oct 1st - 3rdJul 29th 2010
EVA STORE AND KERA MAGAZINE TO EXHIBIT IN THE UK FOR
THE FIRST TIME, AT HYPER JAPAN
Join the Pop party! October 1st will see the launch of the London's newest Japanese food, culture, fashion and anime event – HYPER JAPAN LONDON 2010!
Organized by Cross Media, the company behind EAT-JAPAN magazine and the Tokyo Day event, HYPER JAPAN aims to bring Japan's newest and freshest trends to the heart of London.
Early-bird tickets are just £5, available from the HYPER JAPAN website or from JP Books at Mitsukoshi Department store (Piccadilly Circus).
Here's a taster of what you can expect to find at the event:
KERA Model Search & Fashion Show
Trend-setting Japanese street fashion magazine KERA will be exhibiting for at HYPER JAPAN, and bringing a selection of popular punk, Lolita and alternative fashion brands with them. KERA will also host Harajuku-style fashion shows and style tutorials on the main stage, and HYPER JAPAN is looking for models to take part! More information on how to register will be available soon on the HYPER JAPAN website.
Evangelion Store to exhibit!
Evangelion Store will be exhibiting for the first time in the UK, with a whole range of exclusive and hard-to-find items available for purchase. Products will include the latest collection of Evangelion collectable figures and a range of Asuka Langley stationery, sold exclusively at HYPER JAPAN!
HYPER JAPAN UK Cosplay Award
Join the HYPER JAPAN UK Cosplay Award, where pairs of cosplayers compete to win a trip to Japan! The lucky winning team will receive two flights to Tokyo (courtesy of Finnair) and five night's stay in a luxury 4-star hotel (courtesy of the Park Hotel Tokyo).
The competition is open to pairs of cosplayers aged 16 or over. In addition to the HYPER JAPAN UK Cosplay Award, HYPER JAPAN will also hold a COSParade competition and a Cosplay Talent Show in conjunction with the Grand International Cosplay Ball. Please see the website for more details.
A wide range of restaurants and food stores will be serving up authentic and delicious dishes at the EAT-JAPAN Food Court. Sample everything from festival food to high class sushi, taiyaki to takoyaki! You can even learn how to make your own delicious dishes at home, with cooking tutorials every day on the main stage.
Manga tutorials by Umisen Yamasen
Also exhibiting are well-known manga artist collective Umisen Yamasen. Brush up your artwork skills by watching their on-stage drawing tutorial!
Please check the website for more details and a full list of guidelines for competitions. Tickets are limited so buy in advance to avoid disappointment.
Friday, 1st October – Sunday, 3rd October / 10:30 – 20:00
T1 Hall, The Old Truman Brewery, 91Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
Ticket price: £5 (early bird ticket), £8 (on the door)
Nearest train: Shoreditch High Street, Liverpool Street
Nearest tube: Liverpool Street, Aldgate East