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Music Video for BERSERK: Golden Age Arc I: Egg of the Supreme Ruler

Music video for the ending theme of the upcoming theatrical Berserk movie from the Japanese singer Ai. Berserk: Golden Age Arc I: Egg of the Supreme Ruler will open in Japan on February 4th.

[via ANN & @muhootsaver_7]


Batte Royale & Battle Royale: Requiem on US Blu-ray Disc

I already added these two discs some time ago to the Asian Blu-ray Guide database, but since the great cover artwork has only been revealed some days ago, I thought I should mention the upcoming US Blu-ray Disc releases of Battle Royale here as well.
Anchor Bay will release two edition of Kinji Fukasaku’s cult hit Battle Royale on March 20th. The single-disc regular edition comes with the director’s cut version of the first film while the Complete Collection will include both versions of Battle Royale, the director’s cut of Battle Royale: Requiem plus several bonus features on four discs.
The converted 3D version of the original film is still only available in Japan and Germany withouth English subtitles…

Pre-order Battle Royale and Battle Royale: The Complete Collection @ Amazon.com


Trailer for Japanese Fairytale Slasher RED SWORD [NSFW]

The story of the 400 year battle between wolf men and virgin girls, finally told in a shocking documentation!


Long, long ago, there was a wolf-man tribe who had no women. All through history these desperate wolf men have attacked and raped female humans as a way to continue their species. But the wolf men have a terrible legend where every hundred years, on the night of a red moon, a little girl is born and she is destined to destroy the wolf-man tribe. The lecherous wolf men are so afraid of females that they have developed a code which requires they kill baby girls soon after they are born. But only the lovely Beniko Akatsuki survives this terrible fate.

These days, Beniko fights endless battles against the wolf men. Poor Beniko’s mother was ruthlessly raped by a wolf man and gave birth to Beniko. To save her baby girl, Beniko’s mother had to sacrifice her own life. Now, Beniko wears a memento of her beloved mother, a red riding hood, and she has dedicated her life to killing all the wolf men. One day, Beniko senses that the evil wolf men are sneaking into a high school. The clever Beniko pretends she is a school girl and starts attending school, only to find vicious, horny pack of female-deprived wolf men. Beniko protects her fellow school girls as she fights them off with her sword and her red riding hood.

Will the brave, sexy Beniko Red Riding Hood be able to finally kill the vicious pack of sex-starved wolf-men?

[via Twitch]

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Nippon Connection 2012

The Nippon Connection team issued a press release announcing the date for the 12th Japanese Film Festival in Frankfurt, Germany:

Der Termin für das 12. Japanische Filmfestival Nippon Connection in Frankfurt am Main steht fest. Vom 2. bis 6. Mai 2012 werden beim weltweit größten Festival für japanisches Kino wieder über 100 aktuelle japanische Filme sowie ein umfangreiches Kulturprogramm von Tradition bis Moderne präsentiert. Zahlreiche Filmemacher und Künstler aus Japan werden dabei ihre Werke in Frankfurt persönlich vorstellen.
Zum dritten Mal wird beim 12. Nippon Connection Festival von einer internationalen Jury der Nippon Visions Award verliehen: Der Regisseur des besten Nachwuchsfilms erhält von der Japan Visualmedia Translation Academy eine kostenlose Untertitelung seines nächsten Filmprojekts. In der Sektion Nippon Cinema kann das Publikum wieder seinen Lieblingsfilm auswählen, dieser erhält den mit 2.000 Euro dotierten Nippon Cinema Award, der zum achten Mal vom Bankhaus Metzler gestiftet wird.

Ein Schwerpunktthema des 12. Nippon Connection Festivals wird die Dreifachkatastrophe vom 11. März 2011 sein. Zahlreiche Filmemacher und Künstler setzen sich bereits mit dem Trauma und seinen Folgen auseinander. Neben einem Filmspecial wird es beim Festival eine Fotoausstellung, Podiumsdiskussion und Vorträge zu dem Thema geben.


Evangelion 3.0: International Title Announced

Just in time for the new year, the official website of the Rebuild of Evangelion project has been updated with the International title of the third (of four) Evangelion movie.
Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo is supposed to open in Japanese theaters in Fall 2012 followed by the final movie in 2013. A first teaser was released back in August.
[via Evangelion Blog]


Trailer for Live-Action Arakawa Under the Bridge

First trailer for the live-action adaption of Hikaru Nakamura’s Arakawa Under the Bridge manga.

Synopsis (Anime):

Kou Ichinomiya has always lived according to the creed of his wealthy, successful family: never be in debt to anyone. But one day, under the Arakawa Bridge, his life is saved by a homeless girl named Nino. In order to pay her back, Kou promises to be her boyfriend; and thus begins his new life under the bridge.

[via ANN]

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French HD Trailer for Goro Miyazaki’s From Up on Poppy Hill (Kokurika-Zaka Kara)


The manga is set in Showa 38 (1963, a year before the Tokyo Olympics) and follows the coming of age of an ordinary, pigtailed high school girl named Komatsuzaki in Yokohama, a harbor city near Tokyo. Her sailor father went missing after an accident, and her photographer mother is frequently going abroad for work. Her family now runs a lodging house. The manga recounts Komatsuzaki’s everyday life of “laughter and tears” with two boys — a school newspaper member named Shun Kazama and the student council president Mizunuma.

[via Catsuka]