Entries tagged Summer Wars
After various rumors and indication, FUNimation today finally announced that they indeed have acquired the US rights for Mamoru Hosoda und Satoko Okuderas Summer Wars and the second part of the Rebuild of Evangelion saga, Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance. Both films will be released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in 2011 while Summer Wars will also get a theatrical release in 2010.
Speaking of Summer Wars, Taiwanese distributor Mighty will release the award winning anime as a nice looking Blu-ray Disc special edition with a bonus DVD, a film strip and English subtitles on September 10th.
[via @muhootsaver & AnimeOnDVD Forum]
While most of us will have to wait some time until we’ll get to see an understandable release of Summer Wars (since the Japanese DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases in March won’t have English subtitles), our lucky friends in Berlin will soon have the chance to see the film on the big screen. During the 60th Berlinale (February 11 to 21), Mamoru Hosoda und Satoko Okudera’s anime adventure will be screened as part of the Generation 14plus program.
Welcome to the Space Show (Uchū Show e Yōkoso, 宇宙ショーへようこそ) from director Koji Masunari (Read or Die, Kamichu!) will also be screened during the festival. Judging from to the synopsis at ANN and the few artworks from the Japanese website it could be the younger theatrical brother of Summer Wars…
Manga Entertainment UK has made some very interesting announcement via the label’s official Twitter account. In the first place, Yoichi Sai’s Kamui Gaiden is supposed to be released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in the UK this Summer. The live-action adaptation of the anime classic Ninpu Kamui Gaiden opened in Japan in September 2009 and will be released there on DVD and Blu-ray Disc (without English subtitles of course) in February.
And just a few hours ago, it was also announced that Mamoru Hosoda and Satoko Okudera’s hit anime Summer Wars will be released in September in the UK on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, just six month after the subtitle-less Japanese DVD and Blu-ray Disc release from VAP.
Talking about Mamoru Hosoda and Satoko Okudera, I also asked @MangaUK about the often announced and delayed Blu-ray Disc of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time but I didn’t receive an answer yet…
[06.01.10] Update: Jerome Mazandarani, Manga Entertainment UK’s acquisitions & marketing manager has stated in the Twitch comment section (why not here when the AHT is mentioned as the source?) that Summer Wars will (hopefully) get a limited theatrical release in the UK in September followed by a DVD and Blu-ray Disc release later in 2010. Thanks to Ard for the heads up!
Great, just great. AV Watch reports that VAP will release Mamoru Hosoda und Satoko Okudera’s award-winning and highly awaited anime Summer Wars on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in Japan on March 3, 2010. Just as expected, the article does not mention English subtitles for these releases and judging from VAP’s Blu-ray Disc release history so far I don’t think they will suddenly be added after all
But since the Warner Bros. logo appeared in most of the trailers released for the film so far, I still hope that the brothers will do their best to bring the film to the West with understandable subtitles soon enough…
After the first five minutes of Mamoru Hosoda and Satoko Okudera’s Summer Wars have already been posted back in July, four more minutes have appeared online and show us some more beside the visitor’s tour to the virtual world of OZ.
Sadly no English subtitles are available…
Still feeling lost in the virtual world of OZ in Mamoru Hosoda and Satoko Okudera’s Summer Wars?
Fear not, as the Japanese marketing machine has brought us an almost five minutes long tour or rather tutorial just a few days before the theatrical opening on August 1st. If you listen closely, you can even hear the original English (I guess OZ is pretty international) narrator over the Japanese voice over. The clip also shows a few new scenes from the “real” world, but nothing too spectacular.