Programme of Events 2012

For ticket information please contact Chapter Box Office on +44(0)29 2030 4400

1st December at Chapter Arts Centre
From 11:00

Japanese Marketplace

Featuring Twilight Amoeba, Super Tomato, Yakiniku, The Comic Man, All Born Thieves,
Niggleberry Treen, Kodawari-Chaya.

11:00 am - 13:00 am
Cinema 1

Arrietty

Japan / 2010 / 94mins / U
Dir: Hiromasa Yonebayashi

Studio Ghibli brings another glorious classic to our screens in this faultless rendition of a tale based on Mary Norton's fantasy novel The Borrowers. The Clock family are four-inch tall "little people" who live anonymously in another family's residence, borrowing simple items to make their home. Life changes for the Clocks when their daughter, Arrietty, is discovered.

13:00 pm
Cinema 2

Komaneko -The Curious Cat- /
Komaneko's Christmas

Japan / 2006 and 2009 / 80mins / U
Dir: Tsuneo Goda

Komaneko is a female kitten who lives with her grandfather in their mountain home, where Komaneko loves to make handicraft. Komaneko is looking forward to Christmas when she can see her papa and mama, and an early present arrives at her home.


Followed by a live Q&A session with the director Tsuneo Goda and stop-motion animator Hirokazu Minegishi, via skype from Japan.


Komaneko Official Website

15:00 pm
Cinema 1

Arrietty

Japan / 2010 / 94mins / U
Dir: Hiromasa Yonebayashi

Studio Ghibli brings another glorious classic to our screens in this faultless rendition of a tale based on Mary Norton's fantasy novel The Borrowers. The Clock family are four-inch tall "little people" who live anonymously in another family's residence, borrowing simple items to make their home. Life changes for the Clocks when their daughter, Arrietty, is discovered.

From 15:00

Manga Drawing Workshop    "Let's draw your character!"  

Teacher: Asuka Tanaka  (Kodawari-Chaya : AKATSUKI)

Will see Asuka demonstrate how Manga characters are drawn and have the opportunity themselves to create their own manga characters with professional advice.

Previously stated as 15 years and over but due to the popular demand this has been lowered to 12 years.

The event will be held in the Chapter foyer at 15:00 pm.

Tickets are £5.00 each and are only available via the festival website as tickets are not available at the Chapter box office.
Bookings via email to info@kotatsufestival.com

15:30 pm
Cinema 2

Children Who Chase Lost Voices

Japan / 2011 / 116mins / ctba / Subtitles
Dir: Makoto Shinkai. With Hisako Kanemoto,
       Kazuhiko Inoue, Miyu Irino

Asuna is a young girl who has been forced to grow up quickly due to the death of her father while her mother, a nurse, works long shifts at a hospital. Asuna spends her solitary days listening to the mysterious music emanating from the cat's-whisker receiver her father gave to her as a memento. When she is one day attacked by a fearsome creature, she is saved by a mysterious boy called Shun who says he comes from Agartha, the land of the dead which leads her into an incredible adventure.

"This is perhaps the most important anime film of the new millennium, Makato Shinkai is innovating animated films and has blazed a trail that none have managed to do since Hayao Miyazaki"
Capsule Computers

This Welsh premiere is sponsored by KAZE, and will be released in January 2013.

17:45 pm

Raffle Prize Draw

Make sure you get your tickets in advance to be in with a chance of winning some great prizes.
You may want to check out the raffle page to see what's on offer.

18:00 pm
Cinema 2

Berserk Golden Age Arc 1
The Egg of the King

Japan / 2012 / 80mins / Advised 15 / Subtitles
Dir: Toshiyuki Kubooka

"Set in a foreboding, medieval European-inspired world, where a hundred year war rages on. Lone mercenary Guts travels the land, cutting down his opponents with unrivalled swordsmanship. His ferocity and strength attracts the attention of Griffith, leader of the mercenary group "The Band of the Hawk," and Guts is recruited to the unit. Thanks to their continued victories on the battlefield, the bond between Guts and Griffith deepens - but despite all their success, Guts begins to question his reasons for fighting for Griffith's dream. Unknown to Guts, this unyielding dream is about to bestow a horrible fate on them both."
Scotland Loves Animation This Welsh premiere is sponsored by KAZE, and will be released in December 2012

20:00 pm - 21:46 pm
Cinema 1

From Up On Poppy Hill

Japan / 2011/ 91 mins / PG / Subtitles
Director:Goro Miyazaki

In 1960s Japan, just before the Olympics, Umi is a hard-working young girl looking after her family whilst her mother is in America.
One day she comes across a poem in the school newspaper, apparently directed at her. Not long after she meets Shun, a daring young lad who is part of a school movement to help save the local clubhouse from demolition. The movement is mostly led by lively boys from the school, but when Umi agrees to help, she and Shun grow closer together but are suddenly torn apart by a shocking secret.!

Also available:
Japanese Marketplace
Twilight Amoeba
Local artist selling Japanese inspired art works and Christmas gifts.
Niggleberry Treen
Local artist selling hand crafted wooden objects, including spoons and fanbirds.
Super Tomato
Cardiff based specialist retailer of retro videogames, manga, comicbooks, and toys - both from the UK and imported directly from Japan.
Yakiniku
Food shop from local Korean & Japanese restaurant The Seoul House.
Kodawari-Chaya
Selling self published fan illustration book "Do-jinshi".