Programme Cardiff 2016

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Saturday 24th September 2016 at Chapter Arts Centre (Skip to Sunday)

Miss Hokusai + Kitsune Tsuki short film

Director: Keiichi Hara
Duration: 98m (90 + 8)
Released: 2015
Rating: 12a
Image from Miss Hokusai
Set in 1814, Miss Hokusai focuses on O-Ei, the daughter of famed artist Tetsuzo, better known by his pen name Hokusai, as she tries to navigate the various aspects of her life. O-Ei spends the bulk of her time assisting her divorced father who cares about his art and not much else.

Kitsune Tsuki (Fox Fears)

Director: Miyo Sato
Duration: 7m 38s
Released: 2015

Image from Fox Fears (Kitsune Tsuki) short
In the evening of a village festival, a young boy named Bunroku goes to the festival with his friend and visits a clog shop on the way. There he learns an old superstition about the fox.

The Murder Case of Hana & Alice

Director: Shunji Iwai
Duration: 110m
Released: 2015
Rating: PG
14 year-old Tetsuko (Alice) moves with her mother to a new town in what she calls “The Boonies” and must enroll as a transfer student in a new middle school. She immediately finds herself bullied due to being assigned the seat of “Judas” who is said to have been murdered over a year before. She is told that if anybody knows his fate it would be Hana, the recluse in the house next door, who has been unable to bring herself to attend class since “Judas” disappeared.

Manga Drawing Workshop

Tutor: Asuka Bochanski Tanaka
Duration: 2 hrs
Price: £20
Age: 12+
Manga Drawing Workshop

Let’s draw your character! Learn how to draw your very own manga character with expert guidance from manga illustrator and designer Asuka Bochanska Tanaka.

To book your place please visit:

If you have any problems please email Asuka directly on:


Live Music: Tsukumogami

Performer: Kina Miyamoto
Duration: 30m
Kina Miyamoto Live Performance
Tsukumogami is an original composition by Japanese musician Kina Miyamoto. She will perform this piece live alongside the animation inspired by the Japanese paint scroll, Tsukuogami-emaki.For more details of the story of Tsukumogami-emaki please visit:


Genius Party + 4 Short Films

Directors: Various
Duration: 85m
Released: 2007
Rating: PG

Anthology of seven short films from different directors

Genius Party (Atsuko Fukushima),
Shanghai Dragon (Shoji Kawamori),
Deathtic 4 (Shinji Kimura),
Doorbell (Yuji Fukuyama),
Limit Cycle (Hideki Futamura),
Happy Machine (Masaaki Yuasa),
Baby Blue (Shinichiro Watanabe)

4 Additional Short Films

oldman youngman

Director: Ryoya Kaga
Duration: 7m 38s
Released: 2016

Human life roots deep boldly, clings to people. People fall to death too soon and darkness overspreads people.

Image from oldman youngman short


Director: Yikun Wang
Duration: 3m 57s
Released: 2014

A boy’s spoon falls on the floor when he is having a breakfast. The moment he is trying to pick it up, the boy is thrown into the different world. There he begins the adventure to take his spoon back.

Image from SPOON short

I Wanna Be Your Friend

Director: Iku Ogawa
Duration: 4m 07s
Released: 2015

For friendship, it is the most important to be co-operative.

Image from I Wanna Be Your Friend short

The Life of Miyo

Director: Kazuki Sekiguchi
Duration: 8m 15s
Released: 2015

This is a story of Miyo, a girl who is getting married next month. The story starts from her childhood, until she meets her future husband.

Image from The Life of Miyo short

Psycho-Pass: The Movie

Directors: Katsuyuki Motohiro, Naoyoshi Shiotani
Duration: 113m
Released: 2015
Rating: 15
In this science fiction crime film by Production I.G, Inspector Tsunemori is sent to a neighboring war-torn nation, where the Sibyl System is being introduced as an experiment, to find Shinya Kogami, her former enforcer who went rogue three years ago.
Sunday 25th September 2016 at Chapter Arts Centre (Skip to Saturday)

The Anthem of the Heart

Director: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Duration: 119m
Released: 2015
Rating: PG
A young girl had her voice magically taken away so that she would never hurt people with it, but her outlook changes when she encounters music and friendship.

Manga Drawing Workshop

Manga Drawing Workshop
Director: Asuka Bochanski Tanaka
Duration: 2 hrs
Price: £20
Age: 12+
Let’s draw your character! Learn how to draw your very own manga character with expert guidance from manga designer Asuka Bochanska Tanaka.To book your place please visit:

If you have any problems please email Asuka directly on:


Raffle Prize Draw

Make sure you get your tickets in advance to be in with a chance of winning some great prizes.



Director: Michael Arias, Takashi Nakamura
Duration: 119m
Released: 2015
Rating: 12a

In an utopian, futuristic world, where humanity has acquired eternal life, a young high ranked agent of the world’s leading health company investigates a wave of suicides.


The Empire of Corpses

Director: Ryôtarô Makihara
Duration: 120m
Released: 2015
Rating: 15

After breaking the law of re-animating human corpses, young Watson has to either work for the government or face punishment. He has to go on a secret mission, to find the notes of Viktor Frankenstein, who reanimated the first human corpse.

Also available:

Japanese Marketplace

Kotatsu Festival Stand
A selection of new and second-hand Japanese books, comics, magazines and DVDs, Kimono cloth remnant offcut. All money raised on this stand will be used to help fund future Kotatsu Festival events.

Kotatsu Display
Come and join us and try out an actual Kotatsu table.
Unique to Japan, a Kotatsu is a table which is draped in a blanket, futon or quilt, with a heater underneath. It’s ideal to keep your legs and feet warm on the cold winter nights. (Saturday only)
Kindly supplied by Kaori Onoda.

Super Tomato

Cardiff based specialist retailer of retro videogames, manga, comicbooks, and toys – both from the UK and imported directly from Japan.

Keep It Secret

Kawaii goodies to suit your tastes, stocking; Kawaii Fashion, Kawaii Stationery, Tasty Japanese Sweets & Snacks, lot’s of plush toys from famous Ghibli Films, Phone Charms, life-style products, all from this Kawaii UK Based Store!

Cherry Slug
Selling original hand-made artworks inspired by video games and anime. The WeaponShop, an exhibition and pop-up trading platform, attempts to bridge the gap between video-game nostalgia and real life. Offering hand produced items, inspired by popular games in the same manner they are offered in video-land.

Food shop from local Korean & Japanese restaurant The Seoul House.

Stickers! We all love them! Ommy’Stickers is all about supplying the big kid in us all with fun stickers to enjoy!

Ren Japanese Food (Sunday)
Providing authentic Japanese bento boxes, traditional wagashi sweets, pop-up restaurant, and catering for parties.

University of South Wales’ Japanese Anime & Manga Society

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