Every two years, the British Film Institute hosts the Anime Weekend, where they show off some of the best Japanese animated movies over the course of a long weekend, so it comes as no surprise that they will be returning again between 16th-18th May to give UK anime fans the opportunity to see a total of seven movies (and three UK premieres) – ranging from superheroes, giant robots and even pirates! The full line-up is:
- Patema Inverted (16th May 2014, 6:30pm)
- Ghost in the Shell ARISE: Part 1: Ghost Pain and Part 2: Ghost Whispers (16th May, 8:50pm)
- Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo (17th May, 8:45pm)
- Garden of Words (18th May, 1pm)
- Tiger & Bunny: The Rising (18th May, 3:10pm)
- One Piece: Strong World (18th May, 6:10pm)
- Blue Exorcist: The Movie (18th May, 8:45pm)
Tickets for each film are on sale and available separately. If you want to not let this chance to see these films on the big screen go away, then head on over to the BFI website.
For those of you who wish to see Patema Inverted but can’t make it to London, there are a number of screenings occuring at Arts Picture House cinemas the following day, although they are a part of the “Kid’s Club” that won’t admit someone over the age of 18 without a minor (although Anime Limited have confirmed that they are persuing the possibility of adult screenings). If you’re interested in looking for local screenings, you can take a look at Anime Limited’s website.
Manga Entertainment UK will be releasing Blue Exorcist: The Movie on DVD and Blu-Ray on 26th May, One Piece: Strong World on DVD and Blu-Ray on 30th June, while they have scheduled Evangelion 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo and Ghost in the Shell ARISE for currently unconfirmed dates. Anime Limited recently released Garden of Words on DVD and Blu-ray and are planning to release Patema Inverted and Tiger & Bunny: The Rising later on this year.