Anime

July 6, 2012

Montreal’s Fantasia Fest to Present Satoshi Kon Award

Share

KON’STONE, the company of the late Satoshi Kon, and the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal revealed on Friday that the festival is renaming its animation jury prize as The Satoshi Kon Award for Achievement in Animation starting with this year’s event. Kon’s Perfect Blue and Millennium Actress films had held their world premieres at the festival in 1997 and 2001, respectively.

The Festival also revealed that it will screen Keiichi Satou‘s (Tiger Bunny, Karas) and Toei‘s feature film adaptation of George Akiyama‘s 1970-1971 Asura manga. The festival will also screen Takashi Miike‘s Ace Attorney live-action film and the live-action film adaptation of Masaharu Noritsuke‘s Afro Tanaka comedy manga directed by Daigo Matsui.

The unrelentingly dark drama of Asura follows the struggles of a child during a famine in medieval Japan. His mother was so impoverished and starved that she tried to eat Asura at the beginning of the story. Asura stars Masako Nozawa, Megumi Hayashibara, Kinya Kitaōji, Kappei Yamaguchi, and Tesshô Genda. The film will open in Japan in August.

Shota Matsuda (Liar Game, Hana Yori Dango [2005]) stars in Afro Tanaka as an odd, Afro-haired young man named Hiroshi Tanaka who faces his greatest challenge at the age of 24: his first potential girlfriend (live-action Sazae-san special and Kaitō Royale’s Nozomi Sasaki). The film opened in Japan in February.

The festival previously announced it will screen the Blood-C: The Last Dark anime film.

The 2012 Fantasia International Film Festival will take place from July 19 to August 7.

Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.

[Via Twitch]

Share





 
 

 
 

Need a laugh? ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ outtakes make it so – CNET

Geordi and Data share a laugh in this newly released “Star Trek: The Next Generation” blooper reel. Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET In “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” the crew of the USS Enterpr...
by Geek Staff
0

 
 
 

Here are some of the best bloopers from ‘Star Trek: TNG’ season 7 – The Verge

Captain Jean-Luc Picard cursing up a storm. Commander Riker chasing an ensign down the Enterprise corridors. Season 7 of Star Trek: TNG must have been a wild time for the cast and crew. Uproxx got their hands on a clip from t...
by Geek Staff
0

 
 
 

The Game Archaeologist: Perpetual’s Star Trek Online – Joystiq

If you’re among the legions of Trekkies, then you are almost certainly aware of Cryptic Studios’ Star Trek Online. Since early 2010, players have boldly gone where no one has gone before in this...
by Geek Staff
0