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.




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.



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.



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).



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.


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.


Tel: +44(0)29 2030 4400

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Tel: +44(0)1970 62 32 32

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Kotatsu festival 2015

We are happy to announce the dates for Kotatsu 2015! The events will be held on 26th September at Chapter and 10th 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 with our favourite stalls offering a taste of Japan including manga, toys and authentic food Bento box.

Festival raffle will be held again at the end of the event with lots of exciting prizes on offer. Raffle tickets will be made available nearer the festival.

Please note the marketplace and raffle will be held only at Chapter.

We hope everyone will come and enjoy the Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival 2015.

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Special message from Yasuhiro Yoshiura

Yasuhiro YoshiuraWe have a special message from Yasuhiro Yoshiura, the director of “Patema Inverted“.

“Patema Inverted (Sakasama no Patema)” appeals to people globally, whatever their language and culture, whether they are devout fans of animation or not.

I very much hope that everyone who visits Kotatsu Japanese Animation Film Festival 2014 thoroughly enjoys the first Welsh showing of this film.


吉浦康裕 Yasuhiro Yoshiura

Message translated by Midori Matsui

We are very looking forward to a screening of “Patema Inverted“.

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