Kotatsu festival 2017

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We are happy to announce the dates for Kotatsu 2017! The Cardiff event will be held from 29th September to 1st October at Chapter. The date for Aberystwyth will be announced soon.

Due to the increased popularity last year at Chapter, this year’s festival will take place over 3 days, bringing you even more quality films and our usual Japanese Marketplace showcasing Japanese themed goods and traditional bento boxes.

Every year, we pride ourselves on screening lots of Welsh Premieres, while offering fun events such as a Manga workshop and a Raffle, which will be held on the last day, with lots of exciting prizes on offer at both Chapter and Aberystwyth Arts Center.  Tickets will be made available nearer the festival. Please note: the marketplace and Manga workshop will be held only at Chapter.

We hope to see you all again in September, for this year’s Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival.

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Kotatsu festival 2016

We are happy to announce the dates for Kotatsu 2016! The events will be held on 24th  and 25th September at Chapter and 29th October at Aberystwyth Arts Centre.

The festival will be screening lots of Welsh Premire films. Also our market place will be open to the public for 2 days, with our favourite stalls offering a taste of Japan including manga, toys and authentic food Bento box.

Please note the marketplace will be held only at Chapter.

Festival raffle will be held again at the end of the event with lots of exciting prizes on offer. From this year raffle will be taken place at both venues. Tickets will be made available nearer the festival.

We hope everyone will come and enjoy the Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival 2016.

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Welsh premiere screenings of “Short Peace”, “A Letter to Momo”and “Tiger & Bunny the Rising”

The Kotatsu Japanese Animation Film Festival will be held on 26th September at the Chapter in Cardiff, and on 10th October at Aberystwyth Arts Centre.

Again this year Festival will screen a number of impressive films including “Short Peace”, “A Letter to Momo”, “Tiger & Bunny the Rising”, “Perfect Blue” and “Royal Space Force: Wings of Honneamise”. Here are the details on the films we will screen at the event.

 

“Short Peace”

Short Peace is a compilation film featuring four anime shorts directed and written by four people including Katsuhiro Otomo, the creator of cyberpunk classic Akira and Shuhei Morita, director of the TV anime Tokyo Ghoul.
Tsukumo, under the title Possessions, was nominated for Best Animated Short at the 86th Academy Awards.

 

 

Synopsis

The central theme of this film is Japan and there are four stories:
Possessions, Shuhei Morita’s award-winning tale of a lone traveller deep in the mountains who disturbs spirits in an abandoned shrine; Combustible is a story of love, honour and firefighting in Edo directed by Katsuhiro Otomo; Gambo directed by Hiroaki Ando is about a legendary battle takes place between a mysterious white bear defending the royal family from a monstrous red demon; and A Farewell to Weapons shows a group of soldiers battle robotic tanks in an apocalyptic Tokyo. Four stories about Japan at different points in the nation’s history.

 

“A Letter to Momo”

Seven years in the making, this is the latest award-winning film from Hiroyuki Okiura and Production I.G a partnership that brought the world the critically acclaimed sci-fi epic Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade.

 

Synopsis

Following the death of her father, a young girl comes into contact with three yokai (goblins) who help her overcome the sadness of her loss.

 

“Tiger & Bunny the Rising”

See what happens right after the events of the successful TV anime Tiger and Bunny in a new and exciting adventure. People new to the series need know nothing about what has happened previously.

 

Synopsis

Wild Tiger and Barnaby Brooks Jr have their partnership severed by the new owner of Apollon media. Barnaby must work with his newly assigned partner Golden Ryan but the threat facing Sternbild City is so serious that Wild Tiger will be called upon to help.

 

“Perfect Blue”

Watch the debut film of Satoshi Kon, a man who would push the boundaries of anime with ark psychological stories such as Millennium Actress (2001), Paranoia Agent (2004) and Paprika (2006).

 

Synopsis

A former pop-idol turned actress finds her sense of reality falling apart when a stalker enters her life and the ghost of her former career haunts her.

 

“Royal Space Force: Wings of Honneamise”

The Wings of Honneamise was the first commercial project created by legendary anime studio Gainax that has become an what many anime fans regard as a classic.

Synopsis

Aimless astronaut candidate Shirotsugh Lhadatt finds himself inspired to reach for the stars after a chance meeting with a young woman but with his nation on the verge of war he finds himself in a race against time to leave the earth.

 

More details coming soon, so please keep checking our blog and facebook, and twitter.

For ticket and booking, please contact Chapter Box office and Aberystwyth Arts Centre Box office.

Chapter

Tel: +44(0)29 2030 4400

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Tel: +44(0)1970 62 32 32

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