20th Century Boys Run Amok Around the Globe

Topic started by gia on March 1, 2009. Last post by Calaveras 5 years, 5 months ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13

Naoki Urasawa's 20th Century Boys manga may just now be getting its North American release, but the first two of three live-action films have already been released and are making their ways across various ponds:


ANN notes that the first two films will both be screened as part of Philadelphia's Cinefest, which runs March 26 to April 6. There are no DVD release plans in North America yet, so if you get a chance to catch a screening, I highly recommend attending if you can. The first film was among Japan's top-grossing domestic pics for 2008 and the second film just opened there in January.


As for you fans in the UK, you'll have your shot at the first film, at least; Anime UK reports that the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts) in London is screening the first film from now until Wednesday. So if you want to catch it, you'd better make it soon!

Post by Zeouterlimits (516 posts) See mini bio Level 7
From now until Wednesday?
 Darn. At least we're having an Anime festival in Dublin in 4 weeks time. Helen McCarthy (head of Anime UK) is giving too speechs, should be a fun weekend.
Post by transgojobot (122 posts) See mini bio Level 2
Can't wait to start reading the manga. But I'll hold off on the trilogy, until I've finished 'em. Most likely, by then, Viz or whomever will have released them on DVD.
Post by Calaveras (79 posts) See mini bio Level 1
Great freaking manga! Amazing! simply amazing. Astonishing.
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