Tuesday, July 31, 2007
To get the full experience, be sure to purchase your copy of The Art of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles ASAP!
The festival is planned to be an annual event. "We've had incredible success with the anime category in the recent past and NCM FATHOM is excited to debut the first annual anime festival in theatres with the hottest anime titles provided by the top anime studios in the industry..." said Dan Diamond, vice president of NCM Fathom.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Saturday, July 28, 2pm
Free with museum admission
Gilles Poitras, known to many anime fans for his books, including The Anime Companion, The Anime Companion 2, and Anime Essentials, presents an overview of the history of anime and its related entertainment manga; what differentiates them from American entertainment; their visual structure; the various categories that appeal to different ages; the artists, companies and fan scene associated with manga and anime. Questions are encouraged and short video clips will be shown. Gilles has two Masters degrees, one in Library Science and the other in Theology. Gilles frequently conducts workshops for librarians, parents, fans at conventions, and has taught an eight week course on anime and manga for the staff at Pixar Animation Studios.
Christopher Seaman recently reviewed Frederik L. Schodt's The Astro Boy Essays: Osamu Tezuka, Mighty Atom, and the Manga/Anime Revolution for ActiveAnime.com. Seaman notes that while the book is great for fans of animation, it is also essential for scholars:
For scholars, the insights in this book are invaluable, and the information about the social/political realities in Japan at the time Tezuka was creating MIGHTY ATOM are key to understanding why the stories developed as they did.
Monday, July 23, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
We'll have to do some research to see if Marty's related to Abigail, author of The Haiku Apprentice!
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
This Saturday, July 21, Schodt will be giving a talk and then signing copies of The Astro Boy Essays: Osamu Tezuka, Mighty Atom, and the Manga/Anime Revolution, which will be available for purchase at the museum. Already own a copy? Buy another!
Lecture 2:00 pm in Samsung Hall, followed by the booksigning in South Court
Free with museum admissionMore info
Monday, July 16, 2007
Buy your copy today!
Here's a recent comic strip by Deb Aoki, just because (click to enlarge):
Friday, July 13, 2007
This memoir – actually a collection of essays, many previously published in Japanese cinema magazines – presents as intimate a look at the film-making of the great director Akira Kurosawa as any reader is likely to encounter.
In an article about Osamu Tezuka in this week's special manga/anime edition of the Nichi Bei Times, Ben Hamamoto quotes from Frederik L. Schodt's The Astro Boy Essays numerous times. Hamamoto makes the interesting observation that "Tezuka’s most famous characters are largely mediators; Astro Boy mediates between robots and humans and Kimba mediates between humans and animals. Astro Boy was even originally to be titled 'Ambassador Atom.'" I guess that makes Schodt the ambassador's ambassador's ambassador . . .
Bapuji (seated left) will discuss the philosophy and history of yoga, Reema (seated center) will guide participants through a rigorous but meditation "8-limb flow," and Lata (seated right) will lead everyone through beautiful Sanskrit chants.
Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Part of the proceeds will go to the Usha Yoga Foundation. Call 212-475-6650 or visit The Three Jewels announcement for more information.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Japanese Yoga is an amazing combination of Japanese and Indian spirituality to lead to healthier and fuller lives. Yoga Journal wrote that the book "Will make many yogis feel right at home... Davey's readable, friendly guide is definitely worth a look."
Friday, July 06, 2007
11:30 am–12:30 pm: Manga and anime experts Fred L. Schodt and Gilles Poitras discuss the historical influences which inspired Tezuka Osamu, and his impact on today’s manga and anime artists.
The day includes everything from exhibition tours to Dance Dance Revolution.
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Not familiar with Mangajin or missing a few issues? Check out the website! Former Mangajin guy Wayne P. Lammers is also the author of the Stone Bridge bestseller Japanese the Manga Way.